Sometimes little unexpected things happen - so delightful, so fleeting, so uplifting, that it makes you smile. I have had a series of these little things lately, so I’m smiling a lot.
One of them had to do with something I sold on Ebay. I had only recently discovered that this particular item is a sought-after collectible, so after 10 days on Ebay it sold for a surprising amount of money. I’m still in shock over that one! And I’m smiling, because I’ll be able to start a savings account for the extra expenses I’ll be sure to have next year when I go out of town for back surgery.
The other unexpected happening was an Etsy custom order for two of my pine cone wreaths. It was such a satisfying experience - in my back and forth emails with the buyer I found a very special person with the most delightful personality. She gave me such a boost because she was so excited about the project, and when she received the wreaths she made sure that I knew how pleased she was. Her delight with the purchase just came through so strongly that I’m still smiling at the serendipity of it all. As she put it, “Goodness, this transaction has been so much more than just "a buy"....” She sent me this photo of the installation. How great is that?? I’ll be smiling about this one for a long time to come! Thank you, Ms. P.