What would you feel when you get the gift that you do not wish for?

@maean_19 (4662)
Philippines
December 25, 2010 2:17am CST
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Few hours from now and Christmas is over (Philippines time) Of course, celebrating Christmas the Filipino way is like a feast of good food and refreshments, exchanging gifts, singing and dancing. Now that Christmas is almost over and you have received the gifts you wish for. My question is this: Have you received the gift you desire and have been wanting for? What did you feel when you received it? What about when you receive the opposite or the gift you do not wish for? What would you feel? Would you still be thankful and appreciative or totally disappointed? I am not much of a materialistic person. I wish more of enjoying the day with my nephews and niece. Of course, I wish for peace of mind since I came from a lost love relationship and have not spoken to my ex since then. So, share to me your feelings about this season of gift giving.
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@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
25 Dec 10
Merry Christmas to you too maean, For me a gift is a gift is a gift. I never try to evaluate it and see the price and also usefulness. See, if we meet one day and to mark the meeting you have given me something I really did not like. Should I throw it away or ask you to change it with something different? I would just keep them as one of the token of love and respect.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Hi Krajibg! I like your comment my friend. Yes, you are right. A gift will remain as a gift, hence must treasure and keep it. What matters is the intention of the giver and not the price of the gift or whether you need it or not.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
30 Dec 10
Yes maean, you are correct....
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
i just keep it. who knows that someday i will need the gift. or maybe i can re gift it to someone else which i think she/he will glad to receive the gift
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Hmmm! That is a great suggestion my friend. If you receive something you do not like or need, why not wrap it and regift it to someone you know who is needing it.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
30 Dec 10
i have many present that i don't really need it or want it. maybe it is impolite is we give the gift to another because we know that the meaning of gift is we use the gift for our selves. but rather than we throw it, just re gift it
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
25 Dec 10
actually, if you look at the mylot time, it is the same in Texas is and is 5:30 a.m. I shouldn't even be up, but we haven't started our Christmas yet
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
You can probably come back here when Christmas is over and share to us what you felt my friend...Merry Christmas!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
27 Dec 10
I'm actually pretty happy with whatever I get these days. I didn't get anything I hate, some stuff I didn't need, but nothing I hated.
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@Neriz69 (1042)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
Just be thankful that we received something even if we don't need it or want it. We can give to others who needs it in the future or we may need it in the future. We can't really tell, so I'll just be thankful for all the blessings given me this gift giving season.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Precisely it is the thought that counts. Keeping the gift because you may need it in the future or you can actually give it to someone whom you think needs it. I always do that. I seem to think other people.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
If I don't like the gift given to me and opposite to what I had wish, I still extend my appreciation and thanked the person who gave me that gift, but deep inside I would feel disappointed because it means that person did not know me well and had not research about my wishes hehehehe
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
It is human nature to feel disappointed when you receive something you never wish for. Yes, you are just being honest, but such disappointment will be gone after a while.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Merry Christmas to u. I didn't wish for a thing . I always appreciate what i get. The greatest gift i got was having my sons & their families all here last night. No gift would have compared to my happiness over that.
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
I guess that is the essence of Christmas. It is not the material thing that matters. It is about being with your family or together.
@chiyosan (30076)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
well i have had my times like these.. expecting a gift but was rather disappointed to receive a different gift from what i expect to receive... but then i would quickly recover from the disappointment, to be honest and would somehow appreciate the effort to be given something.
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
You are just being honest my friend. I think it is human nature, the selfish attitude within us. But as time passes, we no longer care about it. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
Yes, I feel happy, if I get a different gift from my heart, I also be thankful,I will appreciate, because I feel lucky, let's see there are a lot of people who is doesn't have any presents, they live in subways, streets, don't have home, don't have money, and they doesn't have any gift. So, we should be thankful and most important thanks to God, we still lucky.
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@debs90 (547)
• India
25 Dec 10
This ritual of gift-giving is a great one. I love this. But I think one should gift somethink meaningful to others. Otherwise it may not come to any use to the person. For example If anyone gives a telescope to a blind person. It is an insult of the blind man. So, gifting needs some sense. Nonsense gifting is a very bad habit.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Dec 10
I treasure all gifts that I received. It is not the price or the quality of the gift but it is the thoughts that counts. I am thankful that at least someone still remember to send me a gift. Happy New Year to you.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Hi Maean. I got all that I had hopped for peace in the family and a lot of Gods blessings and time spent with our brother where he had a good time too. We don't give gifts we exchange the happiness of the day that our LORD was concieved. We had a great dinner and friends stopped by it was a great day! That was all that was important to us!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
26 Dec 10
I would be grateful that the person thought enough of me to get me anything. In my opinion, the holiday isnt the gifts but the Lord and family.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Hi Maean, Well, I love buying gifts for people I love and I always do feel that I wish that I could do more. I love the holiday itself....the getting together with the family and the fun we all have. I really don't care about the gift part a whole lot...actually not at all. There is never anything in my mind that I really really hope to get so there are no disappointments. I love anything I get. I can't even off the top of my head recall a gift that I've ever felt disappointed in.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
26 Dec 10
I was not disappointed this Christmas. I didn't really have a wishlist or anything like that so I loved all of the gifts I got. I mostly got a bunch of clothes and I was happy because I was due for some new ones anyways. It saves me the trouble of going clothes shopping which I don't like to do. And every year is fun with my brother. He didn't know what to get any of us so he did this little drawing thing for money. He put a bunch of random bills in a giant stocking and my siblings and I picked out of them. It was great fun and I came out with the most money at the end of it. I haven't gotten a gift that I didn't like in a long time. But even if I did get one I'd still appreciate it even if I won't use it. At least the person was thoughtful enough to get me something.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
25 Dec 10
merry christmas to you too maean (even though i know that it is already over by now here and in your country)... i don't really care that much about presents during christmas... there are other more important thing compare to that... like your heart... whether you are ready to receive Him in your heart or not... take care and have a nice day...