OMG, I freakin' love a surprise!

OMG, I freakin' love a surprise!

I LOVE surprises!! And this one was so much fun to be a part of. The absolute best part of my job is getting to spread joy.

Here's what happened:

I was approached online with a request.

Today is the day of graduation ceremonies for College of the Atlantic here in Bar Harbor. 

One of the people receiving an honorary degree is a woman who has worked with the Grassroots Global Alliance. Her colleagues there wanted to send a surprise gift to her hotel. 

(By the way, this is how I feel when I get to be a part of a surprise like that;

Remember the SNL skit where Kirsten Wiig can't deal with surprises? Watch here 😂)

Anyway, hoping to find a local artist to support in giving this gift (love that!!) her colleagues found my website. They chose the Crescent Moon Necklace. Partly because it's a crescent moon today, the day of the ceremony, right at the phase that is captured in this necklace

I packaged it up, wrote out the card and delivered it to her hotel on Thursday so it would be in her room when she checked in. 

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Gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Just knowing that someone will be greeted after a day of travel with a lovely surprise gift that maybe brings a smile, is so much fun! And I'll probably never meet her, but maybe she'll love the necklace! And maybe she'll wear it today! An important day in her life's journey! I would be so honored to be a part of that! 

Maybe it's a small thing, but if you shift your perspective, it can be seen as a big thing. I choose see it that way, and that makes my heart swell, and that feels good.

Congratulations Cindy! Thanks for the work you do, and thanks for letting me be a small part of your day!

And to everyone else, thanks for reading, go out there and spread some joy, it feels really good, I promise. 

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Anne, belatedly stumbled across this post that I missed earlier, and it made my (gray and dreary) morning. It’s such a poignant perspective on life’s big/small moments and the ripples that a thoughtful act can create. I hope you’re birthday (in this time zone) is a wonderful day and that a gesture like this is waiting in the wings for you.


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