Sunday, March 16, 2014

Presents Are Nice But

The Pres told me I had some mail and packages as soon as I walked in. Tired from the drive and not feeling all that well, I unbuttoned my coat and hung it up even before I went to the island in the kitchen to see what it was. There was a large envelope with a return address postmarked Georgia and a second smaller one with Amazon stamped on it. Hmmmm....

Opening the larger one first, I pulled out a pastel Weekly Perpetual Calendar. It was the gift I won from the February Valentine's giveaway that Chatty Crone recently held!

Thank you, Sandie...hugs & smiles, as always, my friend.
Now on to surprise number two.

Knowing that I received my most recent order from Amazon and not having ordered anything since, I wondered what the next envelope held. Tearing open the tab, I found this inside.

A beautiful winter scene card ...





which held an Amazon Gift Card...







a very generous Gift Card...







from my best friends...

for babysitting Bunny, their German Shorthaired Pointer


I decided right then and there...

I think...
presents are nice but
friends are the real gifts in life.

Don't you?

14 comments:

  1. yes i do agree and you were a true friend to go and stay with Bunny... if you can't find anything you want on Amazon, i will send you my mailing address...

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  2. Yes, I agree and friends bearing or rather sending unexpected gifts are extra special too. I have also received similar surprises and it's always made my day as well, JP.

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  3. In the first place, I hope you are feeling better. Secondly, you are a great friend for sitting with your friends' dog. Luckily our son takes our dog in when we are away. None of our friends or family like "house" dogs :( Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  4. Hope you are feeling better soon...those little surprises surely helped.

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  5. totally agree with you there OM, all my friends are other places. other states or places. too busy to be with me. they have families to take care of. i miss my younger years when times were busy & i had folks to talk to. the hubby is very quiet & i find that when i do get with folks i have to remind myself to "shut up" or be quiet or whatever you wish to say there ... i just have so much quiet time that it really is hard to not just want to talk for so long. i guess that is why i love blogging ... i have much to say. but at times blogging is not enough ... i still feel i have so much to let out ... making friends is hard & not easy. what my mom always tells me - i need to go to church. what??! i think you can meet others - in other places but where??! i joined the gym to meet folks but they were all in the 70s. why i wonder if i am in the Twilight Zone. where are all the young people?? are they out there or what? did they go missing or what? have a nice sunday!! ( :

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  6. Yes, I agree completely. You can't even put a price tag on a good friend

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  7. Hey - I'll take the Amazon Gift Card! lol Everyone loved your heart. So do I?

    sandie

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  8. What lovely surprises....and yes, I agree!

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  9. What a super day with lovely things in the post. I love exchanging gifts with my distant friends.

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  10. Well I know from experience they couldn't have found a more loving pet sitter!

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  11. How sweet to come home to some surprise gifts! That was a sweet looking pup. I'm sure you will find something really nice to get at Amazon.

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