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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's raining packages!

I am blessed with some of the most fantastic, creative, inspiring, caring, forgiving, understanding, supportive, loving, encouraging, funny, and thoughtful people to call my friends!  I am literally blown away sometimes by their love!

My love language (the way I feel most loved by people) is through words of affirmation and small/thoughtful gifts.  So when people compliment me or send me a little something in the mail, it makes me feel like a million bucks, and VERY LOVED!  In the past month alone, I've had three packages arrive on my desk at work, from 3 different friends!  I don't know what I did to deserve all this love, but I will say, I am incredibly thankful!

The first package to arrive were these delicious Butterscotch See's Candies (from my sweet friend Karyn Hill in Arizona).  She knows I'm obsessed with these and that I can't get them in Korea, so she and her son Austin have gone out of their way TWICE to send me some! :)  Love you guys!  Thank you!  
Then, my darling friend (and old college roommate in Orange County, CA) Krista Palmer, sent me a gorgeous card, handmade by a woman living in a Nairobi slum, who, with her friends, make these cards in hopes of transforming their lives and community!  I adore anything handmade, and absolutely love when the proceeds from their sales go back to people in need around the world. Thank you for your sweet note, and the gorgeous card Pestoni!  I love you!

Then, today, my co-teacher Monica handed me a package from my old college friend Bri Moore in Boston! She's also a fabulous photographer by the way! She had bought and sent me this darling card, which she said reminded her of Aaron and I, (love it!), and this book, "One Day", which she recently read and thought I would love because of where life has taken me in recent years. She said I'll laugh, cry, groan, and cheer!  Sounds like my kinda book Bri! I can't wait to jump into it!  Thank you friend!  Maybe it'll even make it into my backpack for Tokyo tomorrow!
Then, as if that wasn't enough love coming my way, Aaron and I went to dinner at a fancy restaurant last week, and were served loose leaf tea after the meal!  I instantly fell in love with it, but didn't have a strainer or loose leaf tea to use at home.  I had seen a picture of one of these little tea houses, and thought they were so cute, but had no idea where to find them!  Aaron had found one and surprised me with it a couple days ago!
I was so excited!

It's the little things that brighten my day!

"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon