A Nice Monday Morning Surprise

This morning when I got into work, there was a nice surprise waiting on my desk. A beautiful glass statue with a sweet engraving that made me verklempt. What a kind, anonymous gesture that was a wonderful start to the week.

I mentioned it to one of my co-workers and she told me she left it for me. I thanked her, and this evening I took out a thank you card that I will give to her tomorrow. I am grateful.

I hope I didn’t overshare yesterday. Not every day is a happy day, especially when it comes to chronic illness. I make the best of each day, but I also like to keep it real. I don’t live on Instagram or my blog, I live in real life and when we live in real life, we have our struggles, just like we have our victories. I try not to overshare, but sometimes I do share. I believe being authentic is the path to wholehearted joy.

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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 Nice Monday Morning Surprise”

  1. How sweet and thoughtful 🙂 Gestures and moments like that are so uplifting! I’m glad you keep it real and share what you are going through. I appreciate this blogging community so much for the fact that I feel like I can talk about what I am going through. The ups come with downs too, but they are all part of the journey and being able to talk about what you have gone through is healthy and part of healing. Thank you for being you and sharing your story.

    ❤ Alana


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