A Surprise from Work

Yesterday one of my co-workers at my full-time job surprised me yesterday. While I was out on my walk, she decorated my desk. I was surprised and verklempt when I walked in and saw my desk. I was crying tears of joy. When I clocked back in, she brought over a gluten-free cake and my co-workers sang happy birthday. They also gave me a $20 gift card. I am beyond grateful.


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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “A Surprise from Work”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    That was such a sweet surprise, dear friend! It reminds me of the time I went to my office at the TV station and found that my girlfriend (the future Mrs. Shady) and her daughter had secretly entered it and decorated extensively for valentine’s Day – red ribbons, streamers, hearts and balloons everywhere. It was the most romantic gesture I ever received. Your co-workers really came through for you on your 30th birthday, but these things don’t happen in a vacuum. Throughout the year you are kind and generous to them and what goes around comes around.

    Your happiness is mine, dear friend JM. Enjoy the rest of your week!


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