Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Unexpected goodness.





Yesterday I wrote about how much I appreciate my simple life...blessed, but still very much ordinary and filled with routine. It's true. I don't need the biggest, most perfect jewels, or the latest fashions or make of car to drive. I don't even drink "real" Starbuck's lattes as often as you might think that I do. I'm the kind of girl who loves the people in my home and their happiness makes me happy. I consider myself lucky when I hear them laugh and see them smile and grow and learn new things.
Today I was planning on not posting here. I've got lots of little things going on, and then there's the never-ending cleaning list (that I actually don't keep in writing or follow that closely) that has called my name for a couple of days. I could wash some bedding or clean out some closets, or work on creating my new scrap/art space. Those were just a few of my options today.
But then the UPS truck stopped by and much to my surprise, there was a package dropped off for me. You know how I LOVE mail, don't you?!! You should and I do. It's part of my DNA. I have always loved writing letters, decorating envelopes, checking the mailbox...I used to even sit at my dad's desk in his office and open the junk mail from his basket when I was little. It's just something I can't explain.
I didn't even have to open up this box to know that it's contents would make me happy. I saw the KI Memories logo and 'special delivery' on the side and I knew I was in for a treat. Back to some scrap talk for the next few paragraphs...
KI Memories was one of the sponsors of the CK SOY contest that I was a finalist in last month. I used lots of their products and patterned paper on my pages, and I think they are part of the reason why I won a spot among the top 10. Their stuff is colorful, fun, bold, whimsical and easy to mix and match.
Today I want to thank Kim and Ira Sabel for their company, their designer products and their commitment to creativity. I can't wait to use some of these yummy products. (Okay...that's a little over-the-top chick talk, but I've missed it here- so that was all for me!) I am thankful today, not just for this box of new scrap product, but for all the times in life that something really wonderful, something totally unexpected has come my way. Here's hoping the same thing makes you happy too. No matter how big or how small it is- unexpected goodness is worth taking a moment to appreciate it.

15 comments:

jill s said...

WOW! how fun!

i SO love getting mail too...

i'm sure my mail man thinks i'm a total nerd...i'm always running out to check it before he even pulls away...lol.

CONGRATS!:)

Anonymous said...

you're lucky AND blessed! how good can one girl have it?!

Kristi Smith said...
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Kristi Smith said...

So much for one girl...
I like mail too...
you wanna send me some?=)


You deserve it all!

Suzelle said...

cool beans....

Elisha said...

Aw man, I get scrapbook stuff at the office all the time, but I'm actually jealous! LOVE KI stuff, and I too love getting mail!

Laura said...

oooooh that looks almost as delish as buttercream frosting!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

So many of us are checking the mail not only for goodies, but for the bills we don't want our husbands to see!

Jennifer McNeely said...

Oh, I am so jealous:) Can't wait to see what you do with it all.

Danielle said...

YAY! How cool is that? Have fun wit all your new goodies!!

linda t said...

I love getting packages!
But surprise packages are the best!!
And full of scrap product is the bestest of all!!!

Bridget =) said...

Wow, that is so great, Jodi!!! Have a BLAST! KI is one of my favorite companies!!! =) Only good can come out of those color combos, right??? hee hee!

Nancy said...

Jodi, I also posted about how rich I am but not because of material things... we are on the same wave length (twilight zone)! The blessings received in life are everywhere... we just need to open our eyes, notice them, enjoy them, share them, and appreciate how rich we really are.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Wow! Look at all that yummy goodness!

mary h.

CD said...

here is to unexpected blessings! and girl, you are SO goning to have fun with all of that goodnes!!!