I lost my watch. Very precious, with a few little diamonds – I once made a present for myself and paid a pile of money for it. After all, commercials say that we distinguish a successful person from his wrist: you see what is there and it is clear – a good sort or a loser. If serious, I love wearing watches. I do not love wearing much jewelry on myself, but I always wear a watch. And I have plenty of watches, but this one was my favorite.
And now the watch is gone, lost somewhere. And I have no clue where I put it or may be lost. At first, I felt so sad, but strangely, when I walked past the watch store today, I thought: did I really need it? Was it worth my life I lost while earned money and bought it and other things?
I already have this year’s Christmas present for myself, and it’s not a watch or a phone. This is not an item I can lose or forget in the drawer. This year I received a gift of unforgettable proximity – people I know. It was frank conversations, overcoming fears, unexpected confessions, and a renewed desire to live.
And those discoveries don’t get lost, they’re always within me – I pull them out of my memory and heart when it’s hard, share them when I see the need to share. The most precious watch is ticking in my heart.
Do you buy gifts for yourself?