I am compelled to share with you all something special that put an additional shine on a meaningful day for me.
As evidenced by that little emoji by my name, today started out with gifts and a card staged on the kitchen table where I read the morning paper with my coffee.
I go to bed a few hours later than Susan and I get up earlier, so she exibited an uncharacteristic sneaky move by getting up sometime during the night and setting that up.
Then, as I started reading the forum, there was a personal message for me.
An international member of ours, @matteo gave to me his Inventables $50 gift certificate code seeking nothing in return, explaining that shipping and duties rendered it useless to him. At some point in the past I had offered a few words of advice, and today, he thought of me.
Unknown to him that today is my birthday, made it especially surprising and meaningful to me.
In my reply;
“I am humbled by your generosity, and I will put the materials you have given to an appropriate use as a gift for someone deserving.
That you turn what was a hollow gift to you into a meaningful gesture for someone else makes it very special! In that spirit, I will pay it forward.
Thank you my friend. :+1”