It's always nice to hear the thud of post through the letterbox isn't it, but all too often you get there and there is a bill from your phone provider, a circular extolling the virtues of a Stannah stair lift, regardless of the fact you may live in a bungalow, and then there's that regular envelope telling you that 'congratulations you have been accepted for the latest 'credit repair' credit card'. HUH!!
But every now and then something wonderful arrives, as you approach the doormat a jewel coloured envelope peers up at you. Oooh you think ... "it's not my birthday, what's this?"
In my case in the space of a few days I received two such joyously inviting envelopes, ripping into them they were both saying "thank you". One from Kay who won the giveaway on the Blog the other week and one from a friend of my Mum who was on a day trip with Mum and a coach load of their club members to Llandudno a few weeks ago. I drove in to meet them and we had lunch together and as Mum wanted to plant some new plants on Dad's Bed, Barbara came home with us.
They're still on the mantlepiece bringing a little bit of happiness into my days every time I pass them.
And so a little Challenge for you all ..... who can you send something to, who's day do you want to brighten up a little. It could be a card, a tiny gift, a poem typed out on your computer and printed off, a book you've read and loved and want to pass it on to a person you know will enjoy it as much as you. Popped in an envelope and addressed by hand and for the price of a stamp and a short walk to the post box or even drop it into the post box next time you're at the supermarket (they nearly all have post boxes now).
And stamps aren't that expensive .... 62p for a letter and 93p for a 'large letter' (if you pop anything in your envelope it's best to put a large letter stamp on it). I think that is such good value, after all if I gave you 62p and said "please take this to Scotland for me" would you ;-)
A smile on a loved ones face is always worth the price of a stamp.
Go on surprise someone :-)
And finally, Kay and Barbara if you're reading this .... Thanks for the Thanks.