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Day 179: a box arrived at the door

28 Jun

Today is not my birthday.
And yet something arrived at the front door.  In a box.  And it was a surprise.

How fun!
It made me think a bit about boxes and surprises.

I once watched my little cousin, when she was a toddler, tear all the wrapping paper off her first Christmas gift and then scream in delight: “a box!” as soon as she hit cardboard.  She didn’t go any further thinking this box was the end goal, and it was thrill enough.  She immediately turned to the next shiny gift-wrapped box in her pile and began unwrapping another …box.

To her, just the thought of a gift was enough excitement to keep tearing through more wrapping paper and starting all over again.

I think surprises are fun.
And I had that same rush today as my little cousin did years ago when I arrived home and was greeted with a box addressed to me just sitting and waiting on the front step.

Gifts are precious.
Good surprises are fun.
But a surprise and a gift in the same box, well that is unexpected joy.

I’ll tell you what was in the box tomorrow.
And, I’m guessing you won’t be surprised.


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