This Woman’s Story About How A Surprisingly Simple Christmas Gift Changed Her Life Is Making Everyone Emotional

Hayley Webster on Twitter and a beautiful Christmas present
Twitter / @bookshaped and Unsplash / Annie Spratt

Christmas is around the corner, which means everyone’s scurrying to get presents for their loved ones before it’s too late. If you’re running low on cash and having trouble figuring out what buy for the people you love while on a budget, just remember: it’s the thought that counts.

Don’t believe me? Twitter user Hayley Webster recalled the most meaningful present she ever received and it probably cost only a little more than a dollar.

At the time, things were pretty tough in Hayley’s home life, especially regarding her parents.

Despite their bad situation, though, Hayley tried to make her little sister’s Christmas magical.

Still, things weren’t great.

But it turns out Hayley had someone in her life who wanted to make Christmas magical for her, too.

While the gift was simple, it taught Hayley some of the biggest lessons of all.

Unsurprisingly, people were incredibly moved by the story.

This goes to show that the little things matter. Acts of kindness can be the greatest gifts of all — and they won’t cost you a thing. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

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