Tuesday 21 August 2012
Blessings for Postal Service
A while back I had asked my mom to knit me a small blanket for my travels and, though she didn't speak much of it, I was excited by the idea that one day it would be in my arms. That day has arrived. It is so precious and feels so special. I love the intricate weaving and the various shades of green and purple wool she used. My mom knew I wanted purple and she said she chose green to reflect the beauty of the rich trees in the photos I showed her of Vancouver Island.
The lovely burlap handbag in the photo was sent by my sister. The bags were created in support of a good cause - the proceeds from the sales are being donated to help provide nutritious meals in children's schools around the world. I love the rawness of the bag...definitely my style!
What struck me as I sat in my room yesterday with unwrapped boxes and new gifties, tears streaming down my face, was the beautiful warm feeling of love I felt. Personally I value the time and energy that goes into sending a gift a great distance to a loved one. I was deeply touched. Furthermore, there is something special about being greeted at the door by a delivery man or finding something extra special in your mailbox. Whether it be a card or a gift, big or small, I am reminded of the wonderful feeling of receiving something by post. I know the postal system isn't perfect, though I am grateful for it regardless. It inspires me to be more giving. It calls attention to the "pay it forward" concept, helping to make the world a better place. To me, that is what life is all about.