This is not the post I had intended to publish today. I have been working on a post about Christmas wishlists which I always enjoy putting together and get a lot of requests for. I will still post that but today it seems important to focus more on the real gifts of the season.
This weekend, I was on the receiving end of a major random act of kindness. After running errands with my guy on Saturday, I came home to find a bag on my front porch with a carefully wrapped treasure.
Let me start by explaining that I mentioned on Instagram, but not here I think, that I sadly dropped and shattered the head to my beloved owl cookie jar. I was fairly distraught about it as it was such a treasured possession and I immediately got onto Ebay and Etsy to check for a replacement but it was NOT cost effective. I tried to have a good spirit and remind myself that it was just a thing, albeit, a thing that I adored. I could barely justify the original cost and could not justify the replacement cost. I try to be zen about such things and assume it just wasn't meant to be or if it is, then it will find it's way to me. I couldn't make myself part with the bottom half of the cookie jar, so I made the most of it in the studio as a sort of vase/art display.
So, back to finding a package on my front porch. Having no idea what was in it, we brought it inside and gently unwrapped it. I could not believe my eyes! Inside was a duplicate of the very same Anthropologie owl cookie jar that I had clumsily destroyed! Who in the world would part with such a treasure?! Well, the truth is I don't know. There was a lovely note inside from a blog reader who I don't believe I've heard from before and I won't share the details of the note with you out of respect for her privacy. I could not have been more surprised or touched. All I can say is THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart. Since I can't thank you personally, I want you to know that your act of kindness will have a ripple effect this holiday season as I make it a point to pay it back to those around me. I will forever smile when I look at that beautiful cookie jar and think of your kindness. And one day if you feel like it, I'd be honored if you'd email me.
In this often harsh world, isn't it so lovely to know that there are such good hearts all around us?