I want to thank Tom (a friend from work) for my birthday/Christmas present. I got it today and am absolutely stunned. He bought me a book. And not just any book. He bought me Douglas Adams' The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide. I'm stunned because it's a gift I truly want. I was going to buy it for myself...one day. I read the series years ago and enjoyed them. And when Tom mentioned there was a collection in hardback...I wanted it. I NEVER expected nor wanted anyone to buy it for me. But Tom did.
What's more important than the actual book itself is the thought behind the gift. Gifts given from listening to a person's likes or personality....those are awesome gifts. So...thank you, Tom. Yes, I've said it a 1000 times today. It may not be a big thing to you, but it is to me.