Friday, December 9, 2011
Its only purpose is to bring a smile
I ordered a Christmas present from a blogger friend who has an Etsy shop. Find her store here
I wish I could show you what I ordered. It is unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful. Unfortunately, it was bought for someone who reads my blog so, for now, I have to keep it confidential!
After opening the box it was mailed in and oohing and aahing over it, even letting my curious Lab, Molly, sniff it, I gathered up the packing materials to toss in the trash. One wad of paper seemed awfully heavy to be just paper.
Surprise! I unraveled the paper and there was this cute turtle. “Oh!” I caught myself saying out loud! I wasn’t expecting this! “Okay,” I said to Molly, who was standing at my side with her tail wagging excitedly, “I suppose I have to let you inspect this one too.”
I later e-mailed the sender telling her how thrilled I was with my purchase and the excitement of finding the turtle.
“Its only purpose in life is to bring a smile,” she replied. I think I’ll take it to work and put in a prominent place on my desk. It is sure to capture the attention of anyone who walks into my office! And when things get crazy at work, as so often happens, I’ll just look at my turtle and smile.