Hello all, I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and enjoying your new toys. You know we're told it's better to give than receive, but lets face the facts. We all love receiving more than giving. At least that's what I thought until earlier today.
If you read the title then you know what's coming.
Yes I did indeed give away my X1. I didn't give it away to get a Ps4, nor did I do it because I thought the system sucked. I absolutely enjoyed playing it and I have nothing negative to say about the X1.
So now you're probably asking why did you give it away and to whom? Well I gave it away to someone more deserving than I.
A neighbor of mine. He's about 16 years old and he's a good kid. Unfortunately he has had a bit of bad luck with things in his life, but he doesn't let it keep him down.
So the kid wanted an Xbox 1 since he first saw it.
He worked several oddball jobs, sold some of his belongings, and saved money where he could. This kid worked extremely hard to save enough money for this thing, and going to school at the same time.
Well the time finally came for him to purchase his Xbox 1. He had more than enough money for the system and the games. However he didn't purchase it! Instead he bought gifts for his family. He has two little sisters and a little brother and his parents. I don't know if his parent's didn't have the money to buy gifts or what, but he took the path of selflessness.
I was blown away by this. He worked so hard to treat himself to something and instead he chose to give something special to his family. This really inspired me. You see I'm the only child and never had to share or do a thing for someone else.
I can admit I am very selfish at times. I never had to work for something like he had. If I worked that hard for the X1 I couldn't turn it down in the end.
I knew he wanted that X1 to. So in the spirit of the holidays I gave him mine and the games!
I wish you guys could have seen his eyes light up! The kid was so happy he was jumping around, doing cartwheels, and some weird break dance thing. It was freaking awesome I tell you!
Kinda wish I caught it on film.
The kid deserved it in my book. You guys don't know him or what he's gone thru, or the work he did, but I do. Let's just say one of the jobs involved poo!
Felt pretty freaking cool making his day like that.
I'm not to sad over giving away my X1. I'm going to get another one in the coming days or so, and it's a material object anyway.
I guess what I am trying to convey is that sometimes we get carried away by our own selfishness. When in reality it doesn't have to be that way. Maybe if we all take a step back and give someone a helping hand, even if it's only one person. Not saying buy them a Ps4 or X1 or anything like that. Just help someone at random when you can and you just might learn something about yourself.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this guys. I appreciate it and I hope you all have a happy holidays and enjoy your toys.