Gemma of "All Things Bright & Beautiful" (which just describes her really, she's G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. Twiggy meets Marilyn & a dash of warhol and zest) shared this post, saying she for sure loved hand written letters, believing that the best things in life aren't things. I was touched she felt joining my ornament swap would be a means of spreading this beautiful belief.
i picked up a pen... and wrote her, sharing a time in my life where i moved in with a gf after a bad break-up and for a while, drank wine by candlelight on my "mattress island." A mattress in the middle of a near empty room in a new house.
in her post about it, she mentioned that her appreciation would be shown very soon. I thought her thank-you email was more than enough.
Yesterday evening, her unexpected package found it's way across the ocean straight to Casa Di M. Opening a letter is like being invited into a new world.
an original etching. isn't the minnie button book charming??? inside she shared a quote her mum believes in.
when the parcel opened:
and the answer to your expression dear Gemma? YES! absolutely.
thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!!!! x10
dear lovies, i have been absolutely blessed and touched by the sweet outpours of this wonderful blogging world. A Christmas card from Gracie (as if the bride-to-be isn't busy planning ever after) and tonight after a stressful week and never-ending working my ornament exchange/Pay It Forward surprise came in from my friend Kaileen of Kalieen Elise. LOVE LOVE LOVE. love this blogging community. + (i am seriously feeling spoiled) an unexpected kindness from another ornament exchange participant, wendy weagle.
(i hope you don't mind me sharing those soon?)
so YES. YES YES YES, having a blog is great!
and to you reading these musings of mine,
thank-you. i'm so glad we're friends.