On occasion, I receive random just-because gifts. Lately, it has included beautiful flowers for our garden from daughter and grandsons. And a bouquet for the new gallery room from another friend and artist. Then some new shirts that another friend knows I love them because I have just about worn the last one she gave me for my birthday to shreds. Other friends made a point of insisting that part of their work for the new gallery spaces be on the “friends” account. We have another friend that does a twice a year manicure of our yard simply because it is something she wants to do and she refuses compensation of any kind. I love these unexpected surprises and the thoughtfulness and caring that is offered totally without expectations.
Yesterday though, I was really, really surprised. I received a package from far, far away that was totally out of the blue. A dear friend had put something in the mail. We have never met in person but we visit often online during the ordinary rhythms of our day musing about life. She has handmade this gorgeous throw for cozying up with in our new bedroom. Now how special is this!?