More often than I deserve, I’m caught off guard by the thoughtfulness of others. I’ve always wished that I had that quality, but I’m too uptight to emulate the people that I admire. The people that I’m talking about are the people who casually notice something that reminds them of somebody, then purchase it on the spot for no occasion whatsoever. How breezy! How fun! Here’s what happens to me when I notice those very same things:
Oh! Look at this set of knives! Oh, there’s nothing better than beautiful, sharp knives for people who enjoy being in the kitchen. I should get these for Mandy. She’d love them. And what a deal! I mean, it’s a deal compared to what the original price was. Still a chunk of change, but reasonable. I wonder if she’d appreciate that they’re magnetic. I don’t know. Maybe she likes her knives. If someone got me these knives, I’d be thrilled. Let’s see, it’s August and her birthday is in December. Should I hold on to them? No, ’cause by December she’ll have tipped me off to a more desirable gift, not knowing that I’ve already got the knives, and I’ll want to get her what she really thinks she needs. I mean, I guess I could just give them to her now. Hmmm…
*Hemming and hawing…*
*texting Mandy* Do you need knives?
I give up.
For those of you who don’t hem and haw, I’d love to hear how you simplify the thought process and don’t over-think the end result!
Anyhow, all this is to say that on Tuesday, my client, Jesselyn of Eat Cake (yum!), handed me a bag with a shirt inside. She said that when she and her husband saw it, it made them think of me.
(Pardon the cheesy selfie. I had to take the pic at work being as my husband is working so dang much right now, he was long out the door before I could ask him to snap one for me!)
“THIS IS TOTALLY GOING IN MY BLOG”
Ummm, yeah it is!
Now let’s all eat her cake.