A while back I blogged about a box of beautiful matches, their use and misuse, and my sadness when they were all gone. A smallish thing, but Moms understood the value of beautiful objects and rituals. My friends understood… more than I knew, apparently.
My blogger friend Donna (The Redneck Princess) emailed me the other day asking for my mailing address. She is talented, beautiful & crafty. She often has contests and so on on her fab blog, so I didn’t think too long about what I might have won, just gave her the address and carried on.
Donna and I are friends through her younger brother… “Little Jimmy”, we called him. He’s a great guy who now lives in the same Yukon town as me. Donna is a couple of years older than me so we only knew one another peripherally in school. Over the last little while though we’ve become online friends through a gang of awesome crabby women approaching our best years. She and the rest of that gang of foul mouthed awesome bitches have become my posse, my safe place. I am one lucky lady.
This is what Donna sent me:
Isn’t that just about the best gift ever? A BEAUTIFUL box of matches, just for me. Just for lighting a beautiful candle when I want to just be Deborah, instead of Mom… or wife.
So I want to say thank you to Donna – wow… what a hugely awesome thoughtful and kind thing you did!
And now, I will try to find a way to do something as kind and thoughtful for somebody else. What a nice challenge… I’ll be watching you, my friends. Watching and listening for a chance to make your day like my lovely friend Donna made mine.
Happy, happy Thursday friends!