I just saw this on Facebook this morning and it is hilarious! I just had to share it here.
This father wanted to prank his kid with a crappy present. What happened was hilarious!
Posted by FailArmy on Saturday, March 8, 2014
You just couldn’t help but smile. It was pure, simple joy for the little boy. Genuine happiness.
And then it got me feeling ashamed.
It made me realize that how lucky I really am.
I know I would
totally throw it to the ground and stomp on it and cuss out really loud and think what I did to deserve that and why on Earth would my dad give me a freakin’ banana?! And then I’ll pretend to be fine like nothing happened to get a banana for a gift. But here’s the question:
What if everyone was like the little boy who got a banana for a gift? Wouldn’t the world be a much happier place?
Wouldn’t you want other people to be genuine around you? Wouldn’t you in turn want other people to appreciate you?
Just imagine. You gifted your sister a pair of new heels, but deep down she doesn’t really want them because the colour is horrendous but she’s too polite to tell you. And if you knew what she thought, I bet you would be upset because you thought those heels were perfect.
People desire shallow and material things in life. They think that these things seem important (maybe at the time), but are really not. Well… the grass is much greener on the other side. No, it’s not. It’s all about perception. We should all be grateful for what we have, and if we can do that, we would suddenly realize that we are wealthier than we think. Stop focusing on what we don’t have, and start embracing the things that we already have. I know I have a good family, an income, many good friends, and most importantly, a bed to sleep in every night (yay!).
Now back to our little star of the show. The little boy was genuinely happy when he got a banana and he really treasured what was given to him. When we ask for too much, we lose sight of what is in front of us.