It’s like a big pinch of joy spice added to regular life, wouldn’t you say?
I’m talking about surprise, the happy kind, the popping of a little jolt of wow! right into a regular old day. It makes your heart soar and sing and dance and reminds you how nice it is to be in this world, how good it is to have people in it who know you and love you and think of you and go to the trouble to show it even when it might take a rather large bit of effort.
It happened to me yesterday, and my heart is still dancing.
First, the doorbell rang. As this does not happen regularly at my house, my sweet dog, Little Bit, and I both ran straight for the front door to see what on earth might be going on. This is what we found.
Needless to say, it was a thrill to find my name in the “TO” space on the label of this gigantic box. I brought it into our foyer.
With great curiosity and even greater gusto, I began to open it.
I unwrapped, and unwrapped, and unwrapped, and finally, there it was.
Oh. Wow. Oh, wow!
A most amazing surprise from my dear friend, Sharon, one of the Wise Women who lives a million miles away in Louisiana. (You’ve met her here before, aka Speckled Pup.) I called her, pronto.
The moment I saw it, I knew it was for you she said.
And with that, my dear ones, another layer of happy slathered itself right over my giddy heart. I skipped through the rest of the day, and the night, and even now—another day later—the joy of that surprise has me feeling as light and hopeful as, well…as a feather.
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