Yesterday, my mom called me and told me One of My Many Cuzzins‘ sent me and my family a package.
I was like: “MEEE??? “A package?” “WHAT?” “Huuu?”
My mom laughed and said, “I don’t know. . . After school come over and see what it is.”
“Oh! We will!” I said.
After completing science, English, and math I thought we should skip the rest and call it a day. After all, I had important things to do like study for the 8th grade Confirmation class I was teaching at six that night.
I had a very important business matter to handle at my mother’s house. . . like opening a package that was waiting. . . for ME! and my family.
I should tell you I was confused, a little perplexed and very excited. . . But, I won’t tell you that at all. You may think I have never gotten a surprise package before in my life. Unless, I sent a package to myself and then it just wouldn’t be a surprise. . . of course, unless I forgot.
That could happen.
Okay, there were also Starbursts. I gave those to out to my confirmation students last night as rewards for: class participation, reading volunteers, good behavior and just plain being there with a good attitude. I figured after being in school all day we all may need a little surprise. The
bribe thought out plan worked perfectly.
The card inside the package said my cuzzin wanted to let me know she felt my pain for the run of bad luck we had in August and I thought. . . Run of Bad Luck???
Oh! the cars, the fall, the cut, the illnesses, the kids. . . Oh! Yeah! THAT!.
“How very nice of her.” “How very thoughtful.” “How kind.” “Gee, It is one thing to think of sending nice things like cards, nail polish and candy but THEN to actuality send them. . . That is really something special.” ~ my mom agreed.
And then, we both decided two things:
1.) Complaining and whining pays off.
2.) We both want to be thoughtful, kind and follow through like Regina when we grow up.
It could happen.
Well! It could!