people receive great gifts during their lives, some of which have
significant monetary value. However, the greatest gift I have ever
received had no real monetary value. I will never forget the special
gift of three chicken eggs in a
plastic bag that were given to me by a very poor lady several years ago.
She gave me those eggs after I had taught her about religion for a
week in a small impoverished town in
gift was so special to me because it was very unusual and totally
unexpected. First of all, I will
never forget the strange feeling of receiving three eggs as a gift.
A person can give a
ring, a flower or a kiss. However, nobody would think of giving eggs as a
present, but this lady did, and I appreciate that because it was original,
creative and unique. It was
also completely unexpected. I had
lived among the people in the town for a week, and I never imagined
the reaction they would have at the end of that week.
We shared a lot of rich experiences during that time.
We worked and learned together and even though it was such a short
time, we felt we had known each other since long ago.
These were very poor people, and for that lady to give me three
eggs was very significant, for those eggs were probably her food for the
entire day. Her gesture
represented to me all the affection that somebody can show in a simple way.
Her gift also represented her gratitude and generosity.
Those three chicken eggs were the most precious gift I have ever
received because they showed me how to express love and gratitude in a
very genuine way.