Unexpected Gifts

When you’re open to life, who knows where you’ll end up or what you’ll end up with. A couple of weeks ago, the nice lady who cleans my house a few times a month mentioned her sister was planning a remodel and needed a place for some plants. The demise of our giant dracaena–while totally welcome–left a bit of a hole in the corner between the den and the powder room.

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So I told her that of course I’d be interested in some tall plants. We have great light, lots of space, and I like that lush tropical feel. Last week, she came bearing gifts.

New Corn plants

The corn plants were well-sealed in plastic for transport, so I unwrapped them, watered them, and got them situated. They need new pots, but they certainly add height and interest.

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While new plants are exciting, they’re not the only gift I received this month. A friend and I had a fabulous day of pampering and shopping on the schedule. When she arrived at my door to whisk me away, she came bearing gifts. A co-worker was getting rid of a few nutcrackers, and she told her that she knew just the right home… Well, one looked like santa, and one was a firefighter, but one was more traditional and found his home here. I love that wild, sticking-out hair–it reminds me of a baby I once knew.

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If I hadn’t been open or crazy enough to tell the world that I had visions of nutcrackers marching down the walls, I’d never have received a message on Facebook directing me to a fabulous source, and I’d never have had friends bringing me nutcrackers. I’d still have the one lonely guy all by himself. Even if I look silly sometimes, it pays to share your hopes and dreams with others.

I’m thankful for good friends and unexpected gifts.

Have you received any surprises lately?

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One thought on “Unexpected Gifts

  1. Wow, you received wonderful gifts from your friends. I love that others trust you with their treasurers. Another gift of Christmas!

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