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Friday, June 30, 2017

Just Because


An unexpected surprise arrived yesterday, when our neighbor Nancy knocked on the door.
She brought this lovely floral bouquet, which coincidentally included purple, my favorite color. When I asked her Why? as it wasn't my birthday, anniversary, or any "special" day, her answer was simple and direct . . .

Just Because was her reply, to which she added and because I wanted to.

Of course, the ever-practical Grenville said it may have been because I have visited Nancy in her apartment many times, just to chat. A neighbor on our floor, Nancy has MS and while she is in a wheelchair, isn't confined by it. I don't visit because of her medical issue, but because Nancy is a very an upbeat, talkative, and engaging person.

This unexpected bouquet is now on our window dining table. Looking at it makes me smile, for the reason you might suspect . . . just because.

Who doesn't enjoy an unexpected surprise? Grenville always reminds me that my "habit" of sending cards, letters, photos, small gifts to others amounts to the same thing. To me, it's something I've been doing for many years. Hopefully, it has brightened someone's day in this day of social media and text messaging. I enjoy getting cards and letters too. 

Speaking of surprises, I neglected to mention this recent one from fellow blogger, Kathleen. It's hanging on our apartment door and greets all who visit. Thanks, my friend.
If you know someone who would enjoy an unexpected surprise, no matter what, do go ahead and "just do it." Trust me, it will "make both your day." You will both be very glad.
(Sorry for the puns, but they fit.)

Enjoy your weekend, Everyone
Early Happy Birthday USA

17 comments:

Blogoratti said...

What a beautiful and genuine surprise, and it looks really lovely and colourful, certainly something to smile about. Very thoughtful indeed. Warm greetings to you and yours!

Lynn said...

I'm glad you got that "just because" present of beautiful flowers - you are so nice, you deserve it. Kathy sounds like a lovely lady.

Lynn said...

Sorry - I meant Nancy! :)

Emma Springfield said...

A gift "just because" is the greatest gift to receive.

William Kendall said...

That's a pleasant surprise!

Sandra said...

that welcome sign is really beautiful and flowers are a very pleasant surprise. I am a big fan of 'just because'

Anvilcloud said...

Good idea.

Mildred said...

You deserve these sweet and pretty surprises. Have a wonderful July 4th.

mamasmercantile said...

I am a great fan of ...just because, especially since moving and not seeing friends and family as often.

Valerie said...

Unexpected gifts, especially flowers, are wonderful. Certainly makes me feel good and I hope it does the same to those I send cards and flowers to.

Lady Jane said...

That is sooooo nice to have a "just because" gift that is so lovely to look at on your table by the window. Perfect setting. You both have a wonderful 4th. Hugs, LJ

gigihawaii said...

What a nice gift. You blessed her with friendship and she reciprocated.

Doris said...

Beautiful flowers! And such a nice surprise. I've been a recipient of your cards. You are so thoughtful!
Wishing you both a very happy 4th!

Ginnie said...

How sweet! Friends like that are rare.

Connie said...

What a sweet gesture on her part. They are lovely. I hope you have a nice holiday!

Pam Jackson said...

Those are sweet. Flowers are so pretty. I sent two gifts in the mail Friday for my aunts, they have no clue the gifts are coming and I did it just because.

baili said...

wow she sounds lovely person as shows her "just because i wanted to "thing .
it is always pleasure to receive such unexpected gifts from friends and family or even a blogger fellow.
these both gifts are so pretty

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