14 January, 2013

A box of wonderful.

A few days before Christmas, I got an email from a long lost blogging buddy. You know one of those blogs that you connect with instantly, you have the same interests, and tastes? Every single thing was like a mirror of what I loved and wanted.

Anyway, her email too me, mentioned that she had mailed me a little something that she had bought me on her one of her trips to the US. Completely blown away my this kind gesture, from some one I had never met, I hurried off to the post box the very next day. But to my surprise it wasn't a 'little something' sized box.
Nope, not at all. I opened it to discover this...
A whole lot of the most beautifully decorated gifts...in my favourite colours...of course...little gifts that she had bought me over the past year, from her travels, and local shopping spots.
I shouted to TF to come and look, and the two of us, completely bewildered, sat and opened each little package. It was at about package number two, that the tears started welling up. I just could not believe that someone, that I have never ever met, would do something so special, that would 'get me' so well. 

And here's what was in the box...
In rows, from left to right: 
Giant wooden 'M'. A 'Hayley' charm. Two copies of Matthew Mead's Holiday.
Rolls of fabric ribbon and washi tape. Three cookie stamps. Cath Kidston's Christmas diary.
A date stamp, that includes Christmas greetings/sayings.
A mini monogrammed stocking. Cath Kidston balm and hand cream. A 'M' shopping bag.
Fabric ribbon. A mini Greenleaf scented sachet. Three more 'M's.
A monogrammed address stamp.
Even Elvis was not forgotten.
And to top it off, inside the envelope, along with the card were hundreds of little foil 'Hayleys', 
that came flying out as I opened it.

Even as I type this, I am still in shock, that she sent me all of this. The thought and love that went into this 'box of wonderful' will never ever be forgotten. Thank you just doesn't seem to cut it...but right now that's all I've got...

'C'...my blogging twin...thank you, thank you, thank you...

I was chatting to our friends over the weekend, the ones who have just become parents to twins...and they were saying how they have been amazed by the kindness of strangers. Whether it's been help with stuff, or just people expressing their concern, or sending their well wishes....all from people they have never met, or have just met.. And you know, these days, we often moan about things, about people...but I still firmly believe that there are way more good, kind, honest people out there...than anything else. People who just feel like doing some thing nice for some one else, expecting nothing in return...

And I think this just proves it...

10 comments:

Lynette said...

It is so lovely to get happy mail...your friend knows you well.

Shayne said...

Ah, such a lovely lovely gift. And how well she 'got' you.

I try and do things like this as often as I can, but isn't it easy to get wrapped up in your own lives and forget about others?

I love everything in your gift - i would have been in tears too!

I think the kindness of strangers, especially those we meet through blogging, is something we are so blessed to experience :)

Mrs FF said...

This is so beautiful and thoughtful!!! One of the amazing things about blogging which non-bloggers don't get.

cat said...

Wow, just simply stunning

cat said...

Btw how are the twins doing?

I'm so not a blogger said...

Awesome gift!

me said...

oh WOW!

Megan Wait said...

I think this must be the best combination of gifts ever! Your own personalised stamp? Just ridiculously awesome

Ordinarylife said...

oh, wow! what an amazing gift. So thoughtful, I would have been bawling my eyes out.

Bo said...

People like that are so amazing. I couldn't even think up all those wonderful gifts! What a stunning surprise....