The Simple Life
The best gift I ever received was my dog Cooper at the age of 13. My dad picked him out specially for me, surprising me with a little fox terrier puppy that fit in my cupped hands - he was so tiny.
The reason he is the greatest gift I have ever received is because he is a constant reminder that the world is good. Amongst all the bad things that happen, just sitting with him for 5 minutes reminds me of unconditional love. Sometimes it takes just simple life and love to calm me down.
He is still here, 12 years later, sitting next to me all snuggled up as if nothing else in the world matters but having me close by. This, my friends, is what life is really about.