Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Saturday, 26 December 2009

I am something to someone...

“I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.” ~ Javan

I was honestly not expecting to get anything for Christmas this year. Which I am fine with. Gifts are way down on my list of love languages. While I do like receiving gifts, I don't need them to feel loved. I'd much rather someone SHOW me that they care than just buy something. With me the thought really does count.

After the last yoga class for the year my yoga teacher (I've been going to her for classes for very nearly 12 years now!) gave me a small wrapped box, saying 'I know you've had a tough year. This is so you at least have something to open on Christmas day'. I was bowled over by her thoughtfulness and care. That she had taken the trouble to think of me. The box was really light and I joked with the boys that even if it was an empty box that wouldn't actually matter because it really was the thought that counted. Just the fact that she thought of me and showed such compassion made me feel special and cared about.

Anyway so I opened it on Christmas morning and was stunned! She often has things on display at her house that she sells on behalf of her other students or daughter; clothing, jewelry; books etc. Well, the gift was the necklace that I admired and deliberated over for about 3 weeks and finally decided I really didn't need, even though I wanted it. She obviously noticed me picking it up every time I was there while they were on display. That is about the nicest and most thoughtful thing anyone has ever done for me. I can't wait till I go back so I can give her the biggest hug. I love her.

Then Quinn gave me a homemade envelope full of the most amazing and thoughtful vouchers for: Tea, Coffee (about 4 of each) and then 'Spa' vouchers too for foot rubs, shoulder rubs, back rubs, and the best of all one for '10x Super Massive Cuddles and Squeezes'. *melt* That is my best gift EVER! I have always wanted Spa vouchers! ;) I am not sure when he thought of it or made it, but it was a complete surprise. He is such a sweetheart.

We hadn't seen J and his little munchkins for about 6 months. He invited us for lunch on Sunday after seeing them on the beach. He said his daughter B had a gift for me... It was a hand drawn picture in a lovely heart frame. She is such a sweet and loving little girl. I miss her. I still have the beautiful pictures she drew for me last December. Where she drew me as a princess. Aww!

Then C, has been very cash strapped recently. I told him I did not want or need anything. Well he gave me some really beautiful 'Poetry' bath products including the loveliest smelling heart shaped soap.

* I FEEL VERY LOVED RIGHT NOW* by the people that really matter.

Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks for all the love, support and friendship over the year. It means the world to me.


  1. All very thoughtful gifts - thats the whole point. I think you are very loved xxx

  2. Those are all beautiful gifts