16 June 2006

Somebody sent me a present.

It is a book, from the UK Amazon.

The silver wrapping paper and broad ribbon were beautiful and it was an extra treat to receive not just a gift, but one with the presentation so embellished.

The title of the book is an immense compliment. Someone somewhere is insisting I have a skill, or a gift, and, well, thats a whole warm fuzzy feeling.

There was a card attached - to coordinate with the wrapping paper. It contained the loveliest of good wishes.

Why am I telling you all this? Because I don't know whether there was an oversight or a deliberate omission to keep things anonymous, but the message on the little gift card did not include a name.

I have my suspicions and could probably have spoken directly to someone and asked if 'this was them', but that would have removed this opportunity to tell everybody how very, very happy I am with the gift, and everything about it.

So there.

16 comments:

She Weevil said...

How lovely. Enjoy not only the book but the feeling too for you deserve it.

fineartist said...

Okay I'll try to overcome the overwhelming childish impulse that I am having right now.

This is so neat, and I love the way you told it too, everything about it.

I know who it wasssssssssss.

(Crap, and to think I was so close.)

And what she weevil said too, enjoy.

Stegbeetle said...

What a nice thing to do!
I'm sure your anonymous sender will appreciate the thanks too.

Glad you're "very, very happy"! :)

Steve said...

What a lovely gesture, but then again you deserve it hun. Hope you are feeling better xx

The artist formerly known as the Bulb. said...

IT WAS ME!!! IT WAS ME!!!

hell no it wasn't

You Know who said...

;-)

The 2007 addition is forthcoming, as well. It was a special two-fer deal -- who could resist for one so worthy?

You Know Who said...

PS: It truly was an oversight, but it's just as well. Shhhh...

Erin said...

Surprises are always nice, especially after the things you've dealt with lately. The anonymity, even if it was an oversight, just adds more intrigue, and makes it more fun. Glad you got a happy surprise, and that you're feeling well enough, despite 'stuff' to enjoy it.

jane said...

Oh gosh, don't you absolutely love surprises like that? Especially when they're well wrapped. I hope you thoroughly enjoy the book & bless the person who sent it to you.

sidhe said...

what a delightful surprise! - and your post is a beautiful thankyou note in itself.

Once when I was extremely poor, making eyeglasses for $3.25/hr, I received $100 in the mail with an unsigned encouraging quote enclosed. I tried to thank the co-worker whom I was pretty sure was the generous party, but he really did want to stay anonymous, so I respected that and split the cash with a friend in need. It was a lovely experience.

sidhe said...

oh dear, Cheryl, I just accidentally jettisoned myself off your blog and came back to read down and didn't even realize you'd had this whole frightening thing happen - hope everyone there is taking good care of you and you're on the mend.
hearfelt healing wishes from Sidhe

Ally said...

Surprise presents are fab ... and you SO deserve it! I wish I'd thought of it! :). xxxx

Hale McKay said...

A very nice surprise. Glad to see you are home and well.

Abby said...

Sory to read about your hospital stay! Hope you are feeling better. I hope you figure out your present. :) Sounds very lovely.

Milt Bogs said...

Breathe deep and welcome back.

The Imaginary Diva said...

I hope you enjoyed the book. And someone out there is having the satisfaction of knowing you loved it!