Almost Like Christmas

It seemed like an average Thursday yesterday...off to work, trying to get the phone situated (we have a new hands-free law here) and the sun was shining (I really love living in Sunny) on the drive in to the beach...

Mid-morning a new friend came by to help organize some things at the church and we just had a hoot of a time. We cleaned and cleaned, laughed and laughed and then went for a great little lunch just down the street listening to the seagulls the whole time. Later, and much to my delight, I picked up a box from the main office. It was a nice gift pack of ceramic stuff that came as a freebie! How fun! Then I opened a letter from another dear friend with photos she sent and a card to cheer my heart. Mid-afternoon, JJ phoned to say he'd made it and was unpacking at the University --- safe and sound. And then finally....here's the drum roll...boom, boom, boom, I received a delightful gift book and card from none other than Elaine at Peace for the Journey. I recently 'won' this book on her blog, but the note just made me teary-eyed. I opened up my e-mail later and had such delightful messages from friends near and far --- and thought, just like Pooh does when he thinks aloud --- "This is just like Christmas today."

So today, just because, I'm going to do everything I can to pay it forward so to speak... A little Christmas in August might be just what we all need.


StitchinByTheLake said...

I just love days like that - I think they are special gifts from God on days that we need a little lift. Because He loves us like that. :) blessings, marlene

Kentucky Bound said...

I think it's from the musical Gypsy, but there's a song that simply says "we need a little Christmas, right this very minute . . . ". I've been exchanging "no special reason" trinkets/gifts with a couple dear friends for years. It seems like we get one of those little "Holy nudges" from time to time and for "no special reason" we'll pick up a card or a flower or something silly for one of our friends. Just because they may "need a little CHRISTmas, right this very minute".

Blessings and hugs from the creek!