I was delighted by my little afternoon stroll down our driveway yesterday with my little munchkin Flynn giggling and chatting away beside me, collecting little pieces of nature. He loves to announce a car driving by, or a bird whistling overhead and so much more. I love this age, 18 months, they are so much fun! It’s a tiny little part of our day but one that I love so much. There’s something so magically innocent about walking hand in hand with your little ones, outdoors in the fresh air, their minds wide open to all of natures beauty, ready to discover the world around them. Our little walk down to our mail box this time was a pleasant one. Usually we excitedly open it to find snail poo and bills and junk mail half eaten by the resident snails. We take out the mail and clean out the poo with the back of a bill and remove any snoopy snails, but upon returning the next day they are always back and munching upon our mail. This visit though we had no bills, no junk mail, one letter from the hospital and a beautifully illustrated envelope addressed to me. Laaa lala lala lala my heart began to sing and I always, always get excited whenever I receive an envelope that doesn’t in the slightest way represent a bill, work related mail, or junk mail. Yipeee, I thought to myself and excitedly showed Flynn and said “look Mama’s received a letter, look at the pretty pictures Flynn”. He pointed at it and said “ooo”.
Walking back up the drive with Flynn I thought the days nearly out, I’ll save this lovely envelope for this evening with a cup of nice tea and some quiet time for me. So there it sat beside me at the table for the afternoon and during dinner teasing me all the while.
The evening arrived, the boys were snuggled up in their beds, the dishes were done, the folding done and my emails and posts checked and on went my red kettle, a green tea with honey brewed and down I sat to open my sweet little envelope with the cute munchkin faces perched one on top of the other. It was from my dear friend and she had surprised me as I wasn’t expecting anything from her, in fact it is actually my turn to pop something in the mail to her. It’s even more lovely when something is sent to you as a little surprise, a little cheerio from a friend, to know you are in their thoughts and hearts.
On the back of the envelope it reads “indigo child exhibition edition” I like the sound of this and will have to go google it. Out I pulled the most delightful postcard which had the most detailed illustrations across the front. The gorgeous little munchkin faces playing with hearts amongst some tree branches, that actually bend over to form what looks like to me a larger heart. Below is a man with a cheeky monkey on his shoulder and he is holding the hand of an excited little girl. I love it! It will definitely be posted up on my inspiration board after it’s spent the next couple of weeks next to me on my desk.
The message on the back began with “Saw this card & thought of you <8”. This is the most thoughtful thing anyone has done for me in a while and it’s really made me smile from inside out. It doesn’t take much to light the heart of someone you care about and we should all take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to do something for someone to simply make them smile. I hope this inspires you all to do and give to others. I was made so happy by this simple gesture that I just had to share it with all of you.