Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Bit of Loveliness

Last night we put this on our wall...it was a surprise gift from a friend who just returned from Maine and brought me a little Maine back with her. On Facebook the other day we were joking about her bringing back a Maine Christmas tree...haha...didn't think much of it. Though this New Yorker loves the smell of fresh pine and the thought of a fresh Christmas tree. Most of the trees down here seem to have traveled a million miles, so they never have that fresh smell. Anyway, yesterday I got a message asking me to pick a little gift up from this friend at work. She owns a little shop in Maine, so I figured it was a little trinket from her store. But no, it was this lovely wreath, just put together at a Christmas tree place...put together just for me. I was so overwhelmed with gratitude. She brought it all the way down from Maine, on the airplane. So sweet. She told me that she couldn't bring a tree, so this was the next best thing. I just sat there and drank in all the beautiful smells from the bag. It brought me back to my childhood...all the Christmases when I was a little girl in New York. Simply lovely. It also made me think about how much I dislike living in Florida (but that's another post, another time).
So, I thought I would share a bit of loveliness with you. As I sit here, I can still smell the beautiful fragrance. What a beautiful gift. Thank you.

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