The Best Gift I Have Ever Received Essays

...I bought my first car when I was sixteen years old, knowing nothing but the basic tune-up skills. I bought a 1982 Datsun 280ZX for $1200.00 and couldn't be happier with my purchase. The vehicle had only 100,000 miles on it, even though it was almost thirty years old. The car ran well already but I did my best to get it running as close to new as possible. I purchased new spark plugs, a new air filter, and also bought a couple new electrical components to replace the old ones. I didn't quite know what I was doing until I took a wrench to it and just went for it. I soon learned that my instinctive ability to repair a vehicle, would in time, prove rewarding. I also learned that buying an older car isn't as bad as people think. Older cars possess the ability to provide long lasting dependability, regardless of their age, and also can be a lot easier to work on. All of these aspects benefited me when buying older cars, saving me sums of money in the long run. I stored the Datsun during the winter months and fixed rust issues with the wheel-wells. After winter had ended, I got excited to drive my car again. Before I could get halfway down the driveway though, a cloud of smoke started to emit from underneath the hood. My excitement immediately suspended itself and my instincts told me...

Every year, I always receive a lot of different gifts from my parents, brothers and friends on my birthday. But on my 21th birthday, I received a special gift from my best friend. She gave me a small red box and said that: “This is my special gift for you. I hope you will love it”. I opened it. It was a thick book.

I could have been never envisage that my best friend would give me such a precious gift. The book with title was “Life Without Limits” by an extraordinary man, Nick Vujicic. The book was not only Nick’s story but also plenty of stories of other people that Nick encountered. I really impressed to the story of author who had been born without limbs, but he overcame his disabilities to live an independent and fulfilling life. He told the story of his emotional battle when he went to school as a child, teen, and young adult. Nick showed how he learned to accept what he could not control. He encouraged everyone to find their life's purpose and to ignore their inferiority. Nick Vujicic's book has been one of the best books I had ever read. The book even helped me make positive changes in practical. I knew that my best friend chose this gift for me because of spiritual value of this book. The motto of Nick: “Life without meaning has no hope. Life without hope has no faith.” that was also mine.

Although it was not highly cost, I was happy and I keep it as a treasure. However, it was also the last gift from my best friend. Now, she had to move to Ho Chi Minh City with her husband. I was upset when I knew that. Whenever i read it, I miss my best friend so much.


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