‘What day is it?” asked Winnie-the-Pooh
“It’s today.” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day!” said Pooh.
I popped out for just a short time late yesterday afternoon and when I returned home a box was sitting at my door.
Not being a slacker when it comes to opening packages I had it opened and emptied in a flash, then I took a moment to check the address [an ever-so-slight tinge of concern had raised its head: was it actually meant for me?] and my eyes fell on a name I know well, so I continued ………
I pulled out the packaging and found two tiny envelopes
and inside, two tiny cards:
Beautifully hand made with care and attention to detail:
After reading the beautiful messages and with tears in my eyes, I began unwrapping the parcel, and immediately knew what was in it.
You know sometimes in life you just have those moments when the thoughtfulness and caring and generosity of spirit shown by another rips your heart wide open – this was one of those moments.
In December last year I read and commented on a post published by the lovely Alys over at Gardening Nirvana. Alys had just made her first mixed media banner and I was inspired by it, but eventually ran out of time to create something similar – we had a bit of a conversation around it – if you really want you can read it here:
The creative work of Alys Milner from her very first mixed media class now lay spread out on my table
Orlando popped up for a look-see and I moved it out of his way and we had a small, quieter version of our happy dance before I, in a soft and thoughtful mood, began preparing my evening meal.
Soon I turned around to see this:
“Whaddya mean I can’t sit on it?”
“I can’t see you so you can’t see me!”
Only thing for it – hang it up somewhere – I have just the place!
[But please, ignore the mess – there are several projects in varying stages of completion at the moment – it’s hell in here!]
Isn’t it just perfect?
And there it shall stay until there is a need for it somewhere else 🙂
Now, at the risk of sounding maudlin or soppy I will finish with these thoughts: I have long been a fan of and participator in many Random Acts of Kindness. It has only been in recent months that I have been the recipient of so many RAKs from so many people whom I have never actually looked into the eyes of or actually touched – yet feel I know quite well.
I am left almost, but not entirely, speechless by the kindness, the generosity and the creativity of our blogging community – Yes, I have been the recipient of so many wonderful gifts recently – yet the greatest of these gifts is the wide flung arms that give virtual hugs on a daily basis and the friends who uphold and meet my spirit with theirs in complete openness and acceptance.
It surely is a wonderful thing!
Blessings to Alys and all my lovely Bloggie friends!! 🙂