[Ok, your laundry comments and tips from last Thursday were genuis. I read every one and took notes. Who knew there were so many options!? I have great hope that I can be a better laundry maiden. Thank you.]
Grammar Police, report. Is this correct… the ‘of course the slipper fitted‘ part? Was there a time when it was correct… as in, the Days of Yore? I am stumped.
A favorite couple of ours is due for their first baby any day now, which calls for a superduper present. I have been very out of the k-rafting loop this winter, letting the blahs suck me into despair and un-activity. BUT, I’m great under pressure. When I realized I was headed to a shower with only a gift card in-hand, I quickly whipped myself back into shape and cranked out a little pillow for the nursery. It felt good.
I love little gifts. I love little cards and little bottles and little pillows and little candies. I love to run up and leave things on people’s desks or porches with a little note and then take off. I think these kind of surprise, small somethings add a little smile to an ordinary day. One of my favorite gifts for any occasion is to buy a cool bottle of French Lemonade (in the international aisle) and tie a little tag on it. I love to do this when folks have just moved into the neighborhood or have something new to celebrate.
Think about it. It’s an exercise in putting other people first, in being simple, in showing grattitude. Maybe next time on some random Tuesday you could just leave a little somethin’ at someone’s door with a note that says, ‘I heart you.’ No great handwriting, no genius wrapping scheme… just a quick thought for someone. I bet they’d love it. I bet they’d smile. I bet they’d have a better day. I bet you’d have a better day, too.
Happy Monday, folks.