On my mother’s birthday last year, I bought her a small present from my savings. Her eyelids were suddenly filled with tears as she was trying to open the gift wrap carefully. It was a crystal snowball. She liked it very much. She held it in her right hand and hugged me with her left hand. She kissed my cheeks and I kissed her back. That was really one of the most special and joyous thing that happened to me, I owe everything to my mom.
Chanida P, 17, Ranong, Thailand