Wednesday, April 12, 2006

lucky girl!

"... and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

What a lucky girl I am! Yesterday when Mark picked me up at work he told me that there was a package waiting for me. I asked him if it was from my Mom and he said no. He said that it actually looked like I had sent it to myself because it was decorated like I do when I send mail out to people! (The hilarious thing is that he said the exact same thing when I got a package from Laini & Alexandra too!) Inside was the most gorgeous pillow that was hand-made by the very VERY talented Claudia! (Thank you, Claudia!!) I absolutely love it!!!

Then today when I was got home from work, Mark said that there was another package for me. He shook his head and laughed because AGAIN it was all decorated! I was doing my dance of joy and laughing as I opened a fabulous package from Jamie! Inside was a tin of Tim Horton's coffee. (Yes, Jamie, your timing was perfect!!) We were giggling about these wonderful friends that I have made and he said it's like a social experiment happened. We decided that it must have been that all of these kindred spirits were sent all over the world to see if they would be able to find each other again.

I sometimes wonder if I had started blogging at a different time if I would have still connected with the same people. There are so many bloggers out there, I could have ended up talking to any of them - but I like to think that we were all supposed to connect. I'm so glad I took that leap and started blogging when I did. I'm not exaggerating when I say that it has changed my life. xoox

10 comments:

M said...

WOW! You are one lucky girl! What a lovely surprise it must have been for you. Gotta have Time Hortons to help get over the homesickness, its like a prescription from the country of Canada itself!!

Laini Taylor said...

Meg, I love the idea of this being a social experiment! Maybe we're spores from a single dandelion, drifted and settled to our different nooks of the world -- and there's really no other way we could all have found each other than this. How cool is that?

andrea said...

Nice pillow but TIMMY'S! That's a bit of home now, isn't it? :)

Cate said...

Meg, this post just warms "me heart!" Such lovely gifts (that pillow is gorgeous) for a beautiful person! I think that this community of women had to have been "in the cards," but regardless of the reason, I am so grateful to know both you and your talents! xo

melba said...

I have thought about that too...why these connections. I am happy with my blogging tribe. But I also enjoy when I stumble upon someone new who I think is amazing and then don't recognize any of their links and think "where have you been?"
I am also amazed when I get emails from people who don't have blogs and never leave comments but suddenly write to tell me they love my blog (that happened twice this week) Blogs are such a gift!
I definately think it is good karma...you deserve all the love you are receiving now!

Living Part Deux said...

The pillow is BEAUTIFUL - and Tim Hortons - MMMMMMMMM! It is a curious thought to consider the serendipity of some of the connections we make in the blogosphere, and the ways they occur.

chest of drawers said...

Hi Meg!
I´m so glad it´s arrived and that you like it! I am not a strong believer in fate BUT I do like to think that we were meant to find each other, like Laini wrote a while back, it makes the world seem smaller when we know there are little lights on the globe where we know someone we have connected with.It was the absolute right place at the right time when we all connected!

Jamie said...

Yay! I'm so glad the coffee arrived and at a good time to remind you of home! And wow, Claudia, the pillow rocks!

I absolutely love the concept of how we're all finding each other. It feels like that, and I'm thrilled. For years I have been saying, "where are my people?" And here you all are!

Hanna said...

I love how you wrote that together, and the thought that kindered spirits were sent out to be tested if they might find one another again!

Karen said...

that pillow is gorgeous!! So thoughtful.