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