So a few weeks ago my friend went back home to China to celebrate the Chinese New Year with her family. When she came back I was extremely shocked because she had decided to get me a little something to say thank you. Thank you for what? is exactly what I was wondering and she explained that she wanted to get me something to say thank you for being such a good friend to her.
I never thought twice about how being from another country could often make one feel lonely or different. She expressed how I made her feel accepted and spoke to her as if I would to anyone else without acting as if she was different just because of her Chinese background.
I was in utter disbelief as to how much my kindness meant to her. She really didn't have to get me anything at all. I never even imagined or expected to receive something upon her return back to Canada. For someone to be thinking about me, the Canadian girl she goes to school with, while she is home celebrating the Chinese New Year with her family blew my mind.
I guess you may be wondering what the gift was. Well, if you haven't already figured it out after looking at the image above, it was a beautiful compact mirror! The gorgeous pocket sized, gold plated, sparkling crystal-like compact mirror is by far one of the most generous gifts I have ever received. It features two mirrored sides: one with a normal view and the other is magnifying (you know the one where you see EVERYTHING!). The mirror also has a little push button that pops the compact open and closes it tight for when it's not in use. The hinges are tight and move well so I can stand it on top of a table or other surface so both of my hands are free to do my make up.
I want to express just how thankful I am to have friends who take my kindness and friendship seriously. For years I have been the type to enjoy my own company however it's relationships such as this one, along with many other's I have created in University, that have made me appreciate friendships.
Here are a few more pictures of the mirror below for a closer look: