In recent months, I have received some things from special people just because they wanted to give them to me. Last night, my friend Julie gave me a couple of fat quarters (fabric) just because she thought I'd like them. I love gifts like that! I also love the in-tangible things that show you that someone cares.... things like phone calls and hugs (Paula gives the best hugs!) I appreciate people who ask about my family or people who sit next to you at a meeting and say, "Hi... mind if I sit next to you? I like it when people ask me how I enjoyed a trip, or ask me how my kids are doing, or notice that I got a haircut. I try to learn from the things people do that make me feel loved, and I try to do those things for others.
Here are a few photos of other things that make me smile. I have the best friends!
The above photo is a necklace and bracelet my friend, Rebecca made. This was one of those lovely surprises that was unexpected. This wasn't a birthday gift or a gift for any other particular celebration. It was just something she wanted me to have it. (I love purple!)
These are just a few things I was able to easily photograph and add to this post. I am blessed with so many friends who do such nice things for me- it's impossible not to leave some out. I treasure ALL of my friends- you know who you are!
Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and gifts that mark other holidays or events are so much fun. But the thoughtful "just because" gifts are extra special. I have the best friends!