An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scofted. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 85- Craft Store

One of my favorite things to do is to spoil my niece and nephews.  On this week I was having a very stressful week at work. I had worked day and night on a project that couldn’t end soon enough.  It was a Sunday morning and I was taking a couple of minutes to relax in my jammies.  My husband had gone to work and I heard the doorbell ring.  I typically don’t answer the door when my husband isn’t home so I ignored it.  The person at the door rang the bell several more times and I still didn’t answer.  I then get a phone call from my husband instructing me to answer the door.  I answer the door and there stood my five year old niece.  Poor thing had wanted me to answer the door so she could say, “Surprise, I took the bus!”  I had ruined the surpriseL  I knelt down, hugged her and started crying.  My niece and I have a special bond and her and my mom and sister had come to spend the day with me to cheer me up!
It was the best gift I could have ever received.  I quickly showered and we headed into town for lunch and some shopping.  We went to Michael’s, which my niece loves.  My gift for this day was to let her buy some crafts.  She was in heaven. I bought her ribbons, glitter glue, stickers, and some wooden items to paint.  I love that she is creative and artistic. Something I am not!
I have been blessed with an amazing family who knew exactly what I needed.  They sacrificed their Sunday, and spent 5 hours in a car to give me a gift!  They will probably never know how much this gift meant to me and I thank them from the bottom of my heart!

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