There's something about anticipating the smile of the one you love, tearing open a box and discovering treasure, that warms my heart.
My mom used to send them to me in college or when I traveled to camp. I clearly remember the excitement just before I opened the box wondering what lay inside. The hand written notes tucked inside with some little lovelies she thought I would need.
I have a friend who LOVES Fall. A friend who lives in a place where Fall doesn't really happen.
A few years back she and her daughter visited our home in October, the height of Fall. Orange and Red leaves burst from all the trees as if to put on a show just for them. The mornings were misty and the afternoons cool. We ate soup, talked, and she learned how to knit.
A Lovely time for all.
So back in October, when I put together the ever so fast and fabulous bag that I spoke of before it seemed so "Fall-ish" that I knew it needed to be sent to this dear friend.
I filled it with "all things orange" and sent it on its way. I smiled thinking of her smile upon opening it.
Don't we all cherish receiving a bit of love in the mail? I know I do.
Sometimes in our high-tech world I really love to buck the system and send it "old school". You know?
Anyway, I'm off to work on some long standing projects today. Hoping to get clarity in some and just plain "something done" in the others.
What are you up to today?