“It’s the little things in life.” That’s a quote we’ve all heard at some point. In my own life, this saying has been exceptionally true. I am a simple girl who really does value the “little things.”
Last December, my friends and I were all exchanging Christmas gifts. When I opened my best friend’s gift to me, I could not help but scream and jump and cry. You might be wondering what the gift could have been to warrant such an over-the-top reaction.
Two words: hand wash.
Yes. You read that correctly. Hand wash. She got me a cute little squirt bottle of hand wash from Bath and Body Works.
Call me crazy, but I just LOVE washing my hands. I’m constantly buying different scented hand washes and talking about how much I love them.
While everyone in the room was kind of confused and taken aback by my extremely joyous reaction, I just could not believe that my best friend knew how important such a small and simple gift would mean to me. It was a practical and greatly appreciated gesture.
I do understand that this isn’t the case for a lot people, but I am happy to see that I am not the only person who doesn’t mind keeping it basic.
Mason Reese, a sweet boy from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, sat in front of the Christmas tree as he got ready to open his holiday presents. Upon his mom’s encouragement, he reached into the gift bag and pulled out something that caused him to holler with delight.
“Look! Broccoli!” he proclaimed excitedly.
Inside of the bag, he also found zucchini, a banana, and a toothbrush.
“We filmed it knowing that Mason would love the ‘gifts,’” his mom, Lianne, said. “When the video was over, he immediately asked if we could cook his zucchini, and he wanted to help chop it.”
Mason loves his fruits and vegetables! It all started when he was diagnosed with Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), a rare food allergy disorder, at only 5 months old. As a result of the condition, he could only really eat fruits and veggies for the first year of his life. Now he is FPIES-free, but he is still very much into his nutritious food items!
Lianne said Mason did receive other more “traditional” Christmas gifts, but some of his favorites were the ones he opened first!
It’s so heartwarming to see how content Mason was with such a simple – and healthy – gift. The other presents under the tree were just the cherry on top!
Thank you, Mason, for reminding us how special the little things are!
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