Often (usually?) people approach that phrase with a pessimistic outlook; as in, “Man, tons of bad stuff keeps happening to me – when will I catch a break?!” Yes, I have had a difficult few days lately; but today, I was showered with amazing goodness. Let’s review:
6:45 am: I arrived to work, and found a card placed on my keyboard.
It was from a colleague/friend, thanking me for working with her on a project last week. The words she wrote were thoughtful and kind; and she also included a gift card to a well-known coffee house. She certainly didn’t have to do any of this; and I deeply appreciate her generosity.
7:03 am: Another coworker/friend stopped by my office, and placed a gift in my hands.
She told me (and the note also says) “Don’t open this here; wait until you get home.”
Oooohhh, a surprise! I like surprises. I thanked *her* for her kindness, and slid the package into my bag. Fun.
8:34 am: Yet a third coworker/friend walked past my desk, and announced that she had something for me. Interesting…. What could it be?
I laughed out loud. Yesterday (at least, I think it was yesterday; maybe it was last week? I can’t remember…) this co-worker brought in this very same item for herself, and showed it to one of our peers. The peer didn’t know what it was; but I sure did! And I commented, and recited a few lines from the movie. Apparently that stuck out to my co-worker, and so voila – she gave a copy of the item to me. Again, what thoughtfulness, and kindness, and consideration. I am surrounded by amazing people.
2:07 pm: I met up with another friend at work; and he told me about several very positive (and somewhat overdue) events that are occurring in his life – and I got to share in his excitement and delight. I adore when good things finally come to fruition for people I care about. Awesome!
6:11 pm: My sweetie got home from work, and he watched me while I opened the gift from the 7:03 am friend:
And we were both truly touched.
Seriously, today was a pile-up of goodness. I am a very lucky, blessed gal.