The woman’s dad gives her a dirty water bottle as a meaningful present.
The bottle represents life’s challenges and the need for perspective.
The post received 1.2 million views and 5,900 likes, with positive responses.
A woman shared on X how her father gave her an odd gift on her birthday. She claimed that her father had given her a bottle of soiled water as a birthday gift. Eventually, the woman also made known why he had given her such a gift in the first place.
“For my birthday this year, my dad gifted me a dirty bottle of water. Not kidding,” said X user Patricia Mou. I’m not joking. She continued by saying that her dad had previously given her a similar present. She added, “In the past, he’s gifted me: a first aid kit, pepper spray, an encyclopedia, a key chain, dedicated a book he wrote to me, etc. good ol dad gifts. He told me this year’s gift was extra special as no money could possibly buy it: a valuable life lesson.”
Mou went into greater detail on what the unclean water bottle stands for in the following few lines. She explained, “A shaken dirty bottle of water symbolizes life when you’re flustered. Everything appears dirty. But when the mind settles, dirt only represents less than 10% of the bottle. It’s important to maintain perspective.”
“Later that weekend I took the bottle to the ocean and poured it back in – sharing a lesson with him in the process: ‘You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the ocean in a drop.’ In effect, I one-upped his cliche. The point of this post is that I am very obviously the child of this man,” she added wryly. She shared pictures of her present to wrap up the story.
Take a look at the post below:
For my birthday this year, my dad gifted me a dirty bottle of water. Not kidding.
In the past he’s gifted me: a first aid kit, pepper spray, an encyclopedia, a key chain, dedicated a book he wrote to me, etc. good ol dad gifts.
The article was distributed on October 2. The post has gained popularity since then. More than 1.2 million people have watched it so far, and the numbers are only rising. Additionally, the post has received nearly 5,900 likes. People shared their various reactions in the comments area.
Check out the responses below:
“This is so sweet, and happy birthday,” posted an X user. “Saving this lesson, and really relishing it. Thank you for sharing,” added another. “This is adorable,” commented a third. “Wonderful parenting,” expressed a fourth. “Simple yet profound life lesson. You have definitely one-upped your dad. The second life lesson he wanted to teach, once lost, it is lost forever. Good luck getting the water back,” shared a fifth. “Sounds like he didn’t have time to write you another book and came up with something clever. Joking, your dad seems awesome,” wrote a sixth.
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