When I was a child, I had always looked forward to Christmas because I get to visit my relatives, eat more than my little tummy could take, and receive innumerable gifts. Now that I have grown and started making a living, the tables have turned. I am now one of the gift-givers, and seldom the gift-receiver. I was surprised at first and a little bit sad of the turn of things because I love getting presents no matter the value. Later on I realized that as a giver, I actually receive something at the same time, and that, I figured, is the best gift of all.

They are my little cousins, holding out a gift we gave them.

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