Woo-hoo, my 7th Blogaversary's right around the corner!
Do you happen to recall the first comment left on your blog? Your first follower?
Until someone came out and asked, I'd talked myself into believing it was somewhat arrogant to put up a Followers widget.
(Expect nothing and ye shall not be disappointed.)
So I'm a bit euphoric that Respice Prospice not only survived its infancy, but helped pave the way for some remarkable friendships.
It's high time to say, thank you!
"You would see, the biggest gift would be from me, and the card attached would say, thank you for being a friend. La-la-la-LA-ya....."
Uh-huh. I'm throwing a party and indulging one of my favorite pastimes: Gift-giving.
(Thanks, but I must credit another for the idea.)
Off the top of your head, can you name the 'best' gift you've been given?
Why, I grew downright envious when I read where one blogger's adult daughter was kidnapped by her best friends for a girls' weekend getaway.
Then, there was a co-worker who drove his wife to a hotel overlooking Cocoa Beach so she might begin her birthday watching the sunrise ... then back across the state to St. Pete where champagne and a cabana tent awaited their toast to the sunset.
My younger, more materialistic self might shudder, but I think it's the small gestures that mean the most. In fact, I've a few adorning my bulletin wall that make me smile when I imagine the sender seeing it and thinking, "Myra might like that."
Now, I've not a lot of discretionary income - or imagination to make you gasp. But you recall my 'word' of the year? Release!
Bear with me, OK?
Some weeks ago, I realized I've still a multitude of 'stuff' I simply cannot let go to Goodwill. And eBay leaves me cold. (Or, is it sheer laziness?)
Nevertheless, to the extent I've come to know some of y'all through your blogs, I get a niggling sensation, "I'll suspect ______ would like that."
So, that's what we're going to do!
I promise, there's no used articles of clothing, ceramic bunnies or baked goods in your future!
If you'd like to play along, please leave a comment here or on a future post between now and July 31. Oh, and would you send a private e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) containing your mailing address? (Certainly, I'll understand if you'd rather not divulge that information, or would rather give a 3rd party locale.)
While you're considering the answer to my 'best' gift query, let me leave you with another to consider:
Next time, let's chat about gifting Bloopers and
(yes, there's no-disguising it) Disasters.
Hugs from Phoenix!