Gifts, gifts, gifts
Most beautiful gift you receive is the gift you give from all your heart, with all your love, to the loved one, rewarded with joy, love and glows in the eye.
It’s nice, especially now that this month, everything you give is greeted with pleasure, and later you will be returned, either by beautiful words or by a seraphic smile that cannot be compared or associated with absolutely nothing .
But when you want to make a gift for yourself, just sit around and think … “What do I get?” , Something symbolic to seal that day, or something to please and enjoy.
For example, I’ve been looking for something on the internet, an object that I like, nice, quality, obviously to use and why I cannot fit into the allocated budget.
If I wanted to consult with someone, I would definitely have said … “What do you need of that object?”“ What you do not have?” My answer would be, and what if I do not need but I like it! Finally, my luck is that I do not consult with anyone and act like that.
Now it is said in the orthodox calendar, in the last month of the year, there are more Christian holidays before Christmas, which does not mean that every time you have to get something until the coming of Santa, or you can do it if you want is thought of as symbolic.
For example, on December 6th, actually on the night between 5th and 6th of December, comes Saint Nicolae and since I have known for years I have made black or brown boots like any “good boy”
In other countries, socks are placed over the fireplace. But with us, good kids, we make the boots and polish them, to be clean in the expectation of Saint Nicolae. You know what excitment is among the kids.
In our old legends it is said that Saint Nicolae brings sweets, candies and cakes, chocolate and other gifts, to all, whether children or adults, if they have been good throughout the past year. If they were not good, Saint Nicolae would leave a rod to warn them for the next year.
The legend says that Saint Nicolae was born in 270 AC in Asia Minor (in the Patrana fortress) in Turkey, and lived in Myra where he was a bishop. In 325 AC he went to Jerusalem and was one of the first bishops to take part in the First Council of Niceea at the call of Emperor Constantine.
He died in 343 AC, the bones being buried in a crypt in Bari, Italy. He always gave all the children everything he did and helped the poor with what he could.
Well, so I suggested to buy a pen that I liked, and not because I do not have other pens for writing, but the look was special, and it was … cheaper if other things.
The top, I ordered it at a company in a town located about 600 km from the area where I live. Those from the company promised me that I will have the next day, just by Saint Nicolae, to mark the day exactly as I was telling you.
I knew people were serious and they would keep talking, so I made more plans for the next day hoping to get it in the morning and then I could go out town to take pictures as I am made habit.
“Surprise !!!” I did not count the courier company, which obviously did not honor me with the presence as I actually expected, even though the package was at night.
Obviously, I was annoyed, I was upset even if it was inevitable and it was normal because all my program that I did to myself broke like a castle built from playing cards. Of course the company’s dispatcher did not answer my calls.
Do you realize by what time I have passed? I consoled myself with the idea of not receiving it when I wanted it and that is it.
But at the end of the day I got a phone call from the area courier who knew me and gave me the good news, rejoicing my joy and glow in the eye. I was even happier than a kid who got their favorite toy, even if the pen stays in the drawer after a while, or I will dust off a shelf, I do not know what shelf.
But it is a symbol that marked the celebration of Saint Nicolae, as I wanted in the end.
So, you worry about what you do, not to suffer what I suffer, the consequences can be disastrous.