gift to yourself

Philippines
March 27, 2011 10:53pm CST
what gift would you like to give yourself? For me, I have been wanting to have a laptop. But it seems hard to get it. I set aside that thing and now what i want is a rosary. I'm planning to have a regular rosary prayer with my kids. I remember that my classmate in high school was usually told by her mother through her letters while working abroad to always pray the rosary. Today, she's a very successful lady and seems to have a happy marriage life. what gift would you give yourself?
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• Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
28 Mar 11
That's the gift I'm dreaming of for my self " a laptop" too. Yes, It seems so hard to get, that's why I choose to buy a guitar for myself. I worship in the morning using my guitar, that makes my day full of life despite of stressful day in the office. One more thing, I'm using guitar as bonding time with my hubby and kids. I'm so happy that my eldest daughter knows how to play now.
• Malaysia
28 Mar 11
I can see that we have the same wish here...I believe one of the best ways to release stress is by playing musical instrument (or is it just applicable to me?) like guitar, saxophone, and many more musical instruments...I can feel your situation - playing guitar after stressful day at the office, with mountains of work to do - indeed it is relieving... Although I am not in the same shoes as you, but music plays the same role in my life, as it is in your life... Nevertheless, it is good that your eldest daughter knows how to play it now...It is good for her because she has additional skills that might help her in her study, like entering co-curricular class based on guitar or so ...As for myself, I learn to play guitar from my mother and my friends...And indeed it helps when, you know, stressful days are in the office... Have a nice day!
• Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 11
I learn to play guitar from my dad. Yes, Music relieves my stress. My dad is a person whom I know has long temperance. I thought before that maybe he is a Pastor that's why he has that kind of fruit of the spirit "temperance". Lately I discovered that whenever he is stressed, sad, etc. I saw him playing guitar inside our prayer room.
• Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 11
That's how amazing the music is!
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
If given the chance, I want knowledge. I will study culinary arts. I love cooking and most of all I love foods. Watching those chefs making dishes and styling them amazes me....I love to be a chef one day.
• Malaysia
28 Mar 11
I can see that you are an individual who loves to learn new things...It is great to see people like you studying to achieve their ambition because in some way it motivates me to do the same in my study as well ...Learning culinary art is no easy thing because, yeah it is an art...You need to be creative (which I don't really have at all ) and you need passion...Without passion, there is no way you can survive in culinary art, because as they say art needs passion... I believe if you said so, you must do so...Who knows one day I will see Chef Whengcat in my kitchen TV! Do your best to achieve your ambition, and good luck!
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• Philippines
30 Mar 11
You know what, I believe you already have the knowledge. What you only need to to do is to hone it. My daughter loves to learn things in the kitchen, and i just hope she can be like u!
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
@livecenter - Thanks, That's a great boost for me! :) @lingaypaculdar - Thanks a lot! I was touched by your reply :)
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
hi there, all i am thinking right now is wanting to pass my exams because it is like my starting point for me to reach my dreams. i wanna pass it so much so that way after that i can start looking for a job and then finally get a little experience so i can go and be with my love and also help my family. well, if only i could i would get myself a plane ticket to the US, (New York) so i can visit my love. well, yeah i used to pray the rosary every night. but now that i have grown much older, i would even forget to just say a little prayer. but i would like to thank you for this discussion because you just reminded of how important praying the rosary is. it is indeed very important in life. as they say, do your best, and God will do the rest. it is also another key to success take care and God Bless Us
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
hello everyone. I was so happy today 'cause its the first time I was able to have this much reply from all of you. Little did I know that the topic I posted drew interest from may readers. tnx!
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
well, that's because you have a very interesting topic keep it up take care
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
I'd like to give myself a mansion with a mini home theatre, a studio, and a pool. That would be a great gift to myself.
• Malaysia
28 Mar 11
I can imagine how comfortable your mansion will be...With mini home theater to enjoy great movies, studio to work in quiet environment and a pool to freshen yourself after day-long work, it will be a great place to live in...
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
I know, right?
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
I'd like to give myself a mansion with a mini home theatre, a studio, and a pool. That would be a great gift to myself.
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
Great! Faith ca move mountains, just don't be surprised if God will give you a shovel. I mean, we can have dreams but we should work on them. Sometimes, dreams that are too big so that we can grow into them.
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
If I would give myself a gift, I would have a DSLR camera because I'm really into photography and I wanna capture wonders of everyday life but the thing is its too expensive and if I have an ample cash in my hand right now I aint gonna purchase one, I'll save my money for my tuition so that I can study next year.
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
Dear,simply having the desire to acquire something (though it's funny because we already know its hard to achieve, see you're laughing)is a nice motivation for our own selves to work harder than usual
@gleness1 (20)
• Philippines
29 Mar 11
its not that hard to get a laptop if ull save for it.. my gift for myself would be a vacation in other countries, coz i love travelling- seeing other places, people and observing other cultures. it would also be an experienced based learning, another way of learning and educating oneself.:)
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Mar 11
If given an extra money, i would love to have KINDLE, the ones you can use for using ebooks..but i have browsed online it worth hundred of bucks..tsk tsk so definitely in reality i cannot afford it..but if i would think of achievable answer that would be...a spa or a massage, i would love to have one the moment i have extra casH!
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
That is good that you do pray with your kids, and its a good practice. for me, i used to gift myself like, i will to the salon and have some manicure and pedicure, body massage. those are my simple gifts that i gave to myself.
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
28 Mar 11
I would love to give myself a trip to California to visit my family that I have not seen for a couple of years. This is due to time management, lack of money, and the new unacceptable regulations at the busy airports. I just told my family that we are going to have to find a new mode of transportation such as the train, which would take longer, but it would be cheaper. The trip would be my ultimate gift to myself.
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
In material way, I also want to get laptop. But in spiritually I want to receive world peace. for me this is the best gift that I can give not only for myself but for all the people living in one planet.
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
Laptop was one of the things I've always wanted to give myself for quite a long time and finally when I got it, I was so happy. Right now, I wanted to treat myself to a full spa/ pampering and a one week vacation and go travel somewhere else. It's nice if I could give this to myself before the year ends especially with my busy schedule and loads of work to do. Also, if my finances would allow me too.
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
28 Mar 11
If you are talking about a material gift, then I suppose I won't mind having an iphone. I have been eye-ing so many people holding one. But if you do include non-material yet practical, I would love to have the gift of not wanting anything excepts needs. Wants are really too expensive. I definitely need to learn to be contented with life.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
28 Mar 11
Once I bought this expensive pants, I really liked and I waited until my birthday, it was the only one time I think it felt good but it was too expensive and I could have 3 pants so I don't think I'll do that again. On Christmas though I won a laptop from my love, it's the best present ever. I don't think I need anything else.
@donski (132)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
i think the best gift that i could give myself is a good vacation. after a very exhausted and toxic day of work, i deserve a good break and relax. I have need a great vacation with my family. enjoy every minute of it and have fun.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
You may also add a prayer guide or kids bible for your children. That is the best spiritual gift you can give to your kids and the best gift for you is to teach your kids how to get closer to God. As for me, i am not a materialistic type of person. Most of the time I give myself a treat my just going out with friends, eat, watch a movie or sometimes buy something that I really need. Right now, I am wanting to buy myself something that is needed at home. I wanted to give something to the new house we just transferred in. I know it's not mainly for myself but for the whole family. We are still adding new stuff at home so it's not nearly complete yet. Trying to earn more so I can give something that is really needed at home and that will surely last. Hopefully I can buy it soon.
• United States
28 Mar 11
I buy myself DVD's and books. Those are the gifts for myself, especially the price and amount of DVD's that I buy. I can't think of any material objects that I need or want right now that I don't have. On christmas that gets me into trouble with my parents lol, my mom tells me, "you have to learn how to be gracious about getting gifts." I asked for some DVD's.
• India
28 Mar 11
Hello! It is nice of u to think of buying a rosary . It definitely will have good effect on your children. There are so many things I want to have. But I know everything will come to me when the GOD wants me to have that thing. But there is nothing wrong in wishing. I wish I could save enough to go abroad on a leisure trip along with my son.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
28 Mar 11
I would buy myself either book or DVD as a gift. But I would want to buy a good house and golds for investment. So, I have a short term gifts to make keep me happy and a long term gift which I am working on it and I know that it will take years of hard working.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
there are a lot of things i want for myself, but since i am a father already i am more focus to earn for my family. when i was single i bought everything i want, so its time to give my wife specially my son food and shelter. i am happy when i see them happy. praying is a regular thing here. my wife always lights a candle and say a little prayer for intentions. no matter if she knows the person or not. praying and hard work makes a person successful it is a good thing to teach your kids how to pray.