i have looked looked at sprouts bobbie pins for years. literally -
i am sure it has been over 4 years. i have never purchased any
because i have such baby fine hair i was worried that these bobs
would just slide out of my hair. they dont. i love them.
so imagine my happy surprise today when i found two bags in
the post. the biggest one was new packaging supplies from pretty
tape. as i opened the parcel, i giggled. the supplies were wrapped
up in what looked like a package of braunschweiger. i opened it
up to the cutest string and brite japanese masking tape. i can't
wait to use all this stuff! it is so happy and fun.
then i noticed that the other package was from a friend far away.
just appeared in that red post box. of course i was so excited to
see what was in there. when i opened it...out flowed fun paper
confetti and a postcard of the sea. and the cherry on top - sprout
bobs! yep. my very own pair. how on earth did she even know.
the fact that i got a gift today on the surface may seem like i am
only happy for the bob's. but the beauty of getting mail, not email,
not facebook messages - while those are always fun and nice. real
mail is a sign that someone is truly thinking of you. they spent time
to write a note, fill it with love and send it on to each of us.
i have been thinking about this a lot lately. i never send out christmas
cards anymore. i always plan on doing a fun new years card. that never
seems to evolve. so a few weeks ago i made the decision that i would,
each week send 3-4 cards and note to friends. so far i am sticking to it.
and i don't say that to spout off about what i am doing. i am simply
putting it out there, that i am working on something that is important
to me. to send a message to someone who needs a lift, or deserves a
thanks or maybe i just miss a bit and i was thinking about them.
so here is my whole point...yes yes, it takes me a tad bit i know.
snail mail deserves some promps. if you know of someone who
needs a little light send them some. we are living in a crazy busy
stressful world. and i know for a fact that opening the post and pulling
out a little unexpected bit of happy - really makes a day.
go on...i double dog dare ya.
***and thanks for the sprouts. i love them