Have you ever missed someone's face?
Not their voice or their company. Not their embrace nor their words of comfort. Quite simply their face and the happiness it brings you? Lately, I've been feeling that way about a few people. I haven't seen my Tez in awhile. This is nothing new seeing as she lives as far away as she possibly can from me...in Auckland, New Zealand. Tez actually lives in the future. She's TGIFing already and I am wrapping up Thursday.
I haven't seen Sheba in what feels like forever. She is a part of my daily life on the phone, email and BBM. It hasn't been enough, I miss her face.
Today was a beautiful, sunny, green day in Toronto. As I was soaking it up and giving thanks for the heat from the sun, there was this cloudy little part of me that was missing some beautiful faces.
I arrived at home today and a concierge called out to me, "Hey luckiest girl in the world!" He told me I had two packages at the front desk and a jammed packed mailbox. He went on to say that all he got in the mail was a notice from Revenue Canada notifying him that he owes taxes this year.
Here's what reached out to me today...
(Today's mail. I had to sift through the normal Thursday junk mail to get to these.)
Bianca. The envelope was a re-purposed page from an astrology book. There was a retro looking astronaut on the front and a great zodiac print on the back. So excited to write back to her!
zip.ca movie! I just finished reading Lori's bookclub pick for April, James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia. I decided I'd watch the movie as well and it arrived today!
Megan! With daylight savings and springing forward, its dark outside when I wake up and go to work. I'm putting this postcard on my bedside table. When I wake up, I can be reminded of the sunshine that is awaiting me later in the day.
Meghan's Stationery Swap package. Let me start by saying that she didn't even have to send me anything. Getting her as a partner in the swap has been more than enough for me. Here is what I know about Meghan:
- She's hilarious!
- She loves her family and friends and finds genuine joy in their triumphs.
- Meghan has one of the most important jobs on earth - high school teacher - in Chicago.
- She is crafty and creative and I'm pretty sure that she must dream in colour.
The first thing I found in the package was a set of Hallmark Inspirational Messages. The first card in the deck read, "The world is conspiring in your favour."
I burst into happy tears when I read that. Everything I had been feeling today washed away and I felt so very taken care of.
Confetti Garden Sticky Notes. I am going to have so much fun with these!
Another cool set of sticky notes, smiley face stickers, vintage style "telegrams" and great postcards showcasing Chicago.
Thank you cards! These are going to come in handy very soon!
Perfect double sided paper for letter writing.
Thank you everyone for the swell of today's mailbox!
Meghan - Your package arrived at the perfect time and I can't wait to share all these goodies! I'm so overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness. With gratitude...