You were giddy with excitement writing out your wishlist. You usually got what you asked for so you were quite specific with your desires. You admired others that had it and so you knew exactly how you wanted it to look and how it was going to be used. However, when you received your gift it was not exactly what you asked for. Similar but not quite the same. The giver that knows you so well knew you asked for the wrong size. They also thought a different color would really suit you better. They were careful at choosing something that was essentially still the same thing but a much better fit. They love you and they wanted you to be happy with it.
You tried to feign excitement except all you could see was that it wasn’t exactly what you wanted. It didn’t look like everyone else’s and so it must be wrong. You stewed about it not being right. You tried to figure a way to trade it for the one you really wanted. Maybe the giver even gave in and got you the one you wanted all along.
Then one day you realize how right the giver was. The one that was so perfect that you had your heart set on did not fit you. They saw what you couldn’t see. Once you stopped comparing it to others you saw the gift for what it was and it was breathtaking.