Wednesday, November 30, 2011

on mysterious gifts from unexpected corners


a little brown sparrow flew in the other day, bearing gifts.


she told me the gifts were from a curious acorn, which i found intriguing...


still more intriguing was this mysterious tin, filled with cobalt blue packets of english tea,


and a large blue and white china mug, bedecked with birds and acorns, 
waiting to be filled to the brim.


i suspect my gift may have been the work of a hobbit, as it arrived on her birthday, and those of us familiar with hobbits know that it is their habit to give gifts to others on that day.


whether hobbit or human, the giver shared her faith as well, that despite my present circumstances of ill health, one day we will share tea together, in person. 
thanks, jodi

21 comments:

deb colarossi said...

so thoughtful!
and you, so deserving!

I want to be Jodi when I grow up.

Jodi said...

<3

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I second everything deb said.

I hope you are feeling better soon. I think Jodi has impeccable taste. Happy Unbirthday to you. A very Happy Unbirthday!

Leslie said...

deb, i want to be jodi when i grow up, too :)

S. Etole said...

What a thoughtful and endearing gift to brighten your day.

becky said...

What a sweet friend...to gift you on her birthday. And you will have tea together one day...believe it:)

Loree said...

Oh how sweet. It's always wonderful to receive and unexpected gift.

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

what a beautiful first post to read. so glad i found your blog, i have sat here reading many of your posts and simply am loving your writing. janexxxx

oh and by the way, the thanksgiving post where you were feeling too blue for thanks and wanted to scream in a padded room...well big hugs and also an offer of a choice of padded rooms as we have 2 in the house! lol, no joke,my daughter has a self-harming syndrome so life is crazily wonderful this end...but the offer of the room still stands. much love and hope youare feeling a lot better xxxxxx

Dianne said...

How very sweet!

ayala said...

So sweet :)

Beth said...

How sweet! I couldn't think of a better person for her to give to--I'm so happy you got a surprise--we need them once in awhile, esp. when illness is rearing its ugly head. Praying that the 'beast' settles down quite soon!

Catfish Tales said...

They are the best, these unexpected gifts, as well as such unexpected friends - pricelessly precious

beth said...

surprise anything is so much fun....

wait, i hate surprise parties and would never want one for myself, but anything else surprise is perfect !

lilylovekin said...

What a wonderful surprise and so well deserved. I imagine that tea will taste delicious in that beautiful mug!

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

So, so sweet -- and just what you needed.

Kamana said...

how sweet and thoughtful!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

great little imaginative trip through the woods there.. to your health, baby!
n♥

Joyce said...

A perfect gift for a perfect friend at the perfect time. I don't know your acorn friend, but she is my kind of gal giving on her bday. :)

I'm sending you BIG hugs! xo

PS thank you so much for your kind comments you know me well

natsumi nishizumi said...

What a beautiful cup! It's always wonderful to receive a surprise gift .. Thank you for sharing..

Tracy said...

So delightful...Friendship is one, long, slow cup of good tea. Be well, my friend ((HUGS))

Deborah Carr said...

Unexpected gifts from unexpected sources truly brighten our days, don't they. Jodi is obviously a very thoughtful angel. Enjoy being cared for from afar. Leslie, I do hope you are feeling a mite better...and thank you, Jodi, for inspiring me.