It is fair to say that in life a unique personalized portrait gift can come in all forms, whether it be a physical gift (like an item), or one that isn’t an item like having a special person enter your life, one thing that we can all agree on is that both are helpful in crafting a unique life. Both can help shape you, and transform your life. You will certainly always remember that one gift that changed your life for the better because it contributed to molding you into the person that you are now.
We decided to compile a list of 5 influential individuals who received a gift that changed their lives, who then went on to making an impact on the world, and changing the lives of others, so this is kind of like the gift that keeps on giving. Hopefully this article wil be a gift to someone, and also continue inspiring.
Number 5: Tupac Shakur
Now, the impact that the late great rapper Tupac Shakur made on the world is quite clear. From his movies, to his music, and even his poetry (The rose that grew from concrete) has touched us all. Before the world became familiar with Tupac he was just a kid trying to find his way. It wasn’t until he met his great friend, actress Jada Pinkett Smith who was like a breath of freah air for him.
Tupac credits Jada Pinkett Smith for keepping him focused, and making sure he achieved his dreams.
Jada Pinkett recalls that when she first met Tupac he had a thin mattress on the ground where he would sleep. The two bonded so well that in no time they became best friends, and Tupac even considered Jada Pinkett Smith to be the gift that helped save his life, due to how she always made sure he remained focused, and stayed on the right track.
Number 4: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Today the world knows Floyd Mayweather as a world champion with a flashy demeanor. His lifestyle is lavish, and he is certainly one of the greatest boxers of all time. Before the success came, Floyd Mayweather was just another kid from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He recalled that when he was younger he received a pair of boxing gloves as a gift, and from then he knew he found his passion.
Although Floyd Mayweather comes from a boxing family (his father, and his uncles were boxers) he knew his road was going to be a rough one if he didn’t have true passion for the craft of boxing.
The gift that he received changed his life, and without a doubt it also help change the sport of boxing today. Floyd Mayweather to this day is still undefeated and holds countless titles and accolades from the sport of boxing.
Personalized Portrait Gift Number 3: P Diddy
Whether you call him Sean Combs, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Diddy, or Puff Daddy. It’s fair to say that the impact that P Diddy made on the world is quite huge.
This is a man who has changed the sound of a whole generation with his music, and have revolutionized entertainment. He has everything from his own clothing line, to his own alcohol brand. And even his own television network (revolt tv).
Before he gained his success, P Diddy states that it was a few individuals who came into his life before he was twelve who installed in him a high level of excellence. He states that these individuals made him see that the world is his stage. And if he wanted to conquer the world, then he can do.
They made him know that nothing should stop him, and to this day one of P Diddy’s most popular slogans is “Can’t stop, won’t stop,” he surely is living his life on his terms, and also inspiring others to do the same.
Unique Gift Number 2: Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is a world renowned singer, and pianist with a wide range. She is also a humanitarian, and works with several charities, helping people in the developing world. So, we figured that it was only right that we placed her on this list. She is a real gift to many, but it is a unique personalized portrait gift that she received at a young age that helped her become the person that she is now.
Alicia Keys grew up in a rough, and crime ridden area of New York City called “Hell’s Kitchen.”
She recalls of constantly hearing police sirens. And also seeing crime so rampant growing up that it became a normal occurrence.
She always had music in her heart, she would always dream of singing professionally. But what changed her was when she was introduced to the piano, and taught how to play the keys.
This was a unique personalized portrait gift that she couldn’t put into words, and as she learned each note; in her mind she saw an escape to the reality of growing up in such a crime filled neighborhood.
Gift Number 1: Former U.S Ex President Barack Obama
Now, we can all say that the world was lucky to have such a gracious. And well-mannered leader grace the world stage. We can even say that there will never be another like former Ex President Barack Obama, but before the world knew him.
He was just a young community activist trying to help people out in his neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago.
He said when he was younger his mother installed values in him that changed his life. These values were gifted to him. And it made him into a man who wanted to change the world one person at a time.
We can fairly say that President Obama has surely changed the world a million times over. And hopefully others will remain inspired, and continue to do the same. No matter where in the world they might be.