Day 4 homework

The day 4 of the daily lesson asks us – For each of the things you have, write down the idea that got you them. What are things here ? Are they objects (house,car ) or includes situations ?
My situations (day 3 asked us to inc ones that we didn’t want) are –
my mom passed away when I was 9.
I had a complication with my pregnancy.

If I should list situations, I clearly did not create the above with my thoughts.
Can you please help me understand?