I had a fabulous day. A simply wonderful day. I sort of knew it would be good. Our “beat the blues” assignment for today, if you remember, in honor of Three Kings Day, was to give someone a “just because” gift. I love giving those!
After my little blow out on “wake up happy” day I didn’t want to blow it again so I planned ahead. I decided I wanted to “gift” people I never have but that add to my life and I chose four recipients for my little random gifts.
First, I left a big bottle of my new favorite gummy vitamins (because they are organic and packed with everything you need and taste good) for our super nice and patient dog walker, Robyn. Glen is out of town right now so our big golden needs some exercise while I’m away at work. Whisker & Tails to the rescue! They take such good care of our big guy that he would spend time with Robyn everyday if he was choosing. Robyn totally deserved a little gift to help keep her strong and healthy.
My next recipient was our trash guys. How thankful I am for trash guys! That is hard, honorable work and how awful our lives would be without them. Today was trash pick-up day for us and I left a big box of chocolates on top of the can with a “Happy New Year!” note and a thank you.
This morning I started my day at our Operations Center getting some hand-holding on how to use the features and apps on my phone better. We have an awesome help desk employee! She is so patient and knows things so well — and she’s nice. Well, it just happened last night when I was picking up groceries for our work potluck today, I saw “The Little Calendar of Awesome.” How perfect was that? I knew I was seeing her this morning. I knew it was gift-giving day and here’s the perfect little gift on half price. The Universe must have known too!
Lastly, one of the women on our floor is pregnant with her first baby, a little girl due next month. A girl! Woo-Hoo! We seem to get a lot of boys on our floor so Hillary is giving us some variety. : ) I had found a CD of lullabies for her for a shower and I decided this was a better day for it — I can get her something finer later.
And very lastly, unplanned, there was a great review of a new little takeout Lebanese food place close to work and as I left tonight there was parking right in front of it. I got a falafel sandwich and some dolmathes to go from the lovely young woman working so hard at her stand. I know what that is like to put in too many hours and want to go home. And she has a three month old baby on top of her new little business. My bill was $9 and I gave her a $20 and a big “Happy New Year!”
I feel great! I had the best day from start-to-finish and I got gifts in return too. My sister sent me the nicest text out of the blue this morning. My husband sent me a beautiful bouquet “just because” and, by far, best of all, our cousin emailed the news that one of our other cousins got a complete “all clear” on his cancer test today! Those are huge gifts!
It’s not too late for you to get in on this euphoria. Who cares if its not Three Kings Day anymore? Surprise gifts, large and small, are always welcome. All my recipients today seemed honestly tickled and I hope I added to their day. Our dog walker even left a really nice note. I know I added to my day and on this normally January blue day I’m feeling nothing but tickled pink. : )
Oh, and one last thing tonight. Check out my pretty pretty paper snowflakes from Day 5. I’m gonna leave them on the window and make me some more! Hey and that shot is cool because it’s not shooting into my kitchen it’s the reflection of my kitchen on the window. I’m likin it.
Ok, so, spread joy everyone! C’mon back tomorrow for next weeks “Beat the Blues, Blast the Fun” activity suggestions.