It's not my birthday, nor my engagement or housewarming.
They're just gifts 'because'.
Today a package arrived in the mail from my friend and photo co-blogger Mrs Kypo. Belinda has a fantastic blog of her life in Sydney, and is so incredibly sweet.
Even though we are yet to meet in person, Belinda so thoughtfully sent my new puppy Otto a cute gift from 'Dogue' (haute couture for dogs, darling) - a gorgeous sky blue collar and leash for when he's a few months older.
It's perfect for him and I absolutely love it!!
But what I love more than the gift itself is the thought and generosity behind it. Always when you don't know it, there are kind people out there thinking of you, virtually gift-buying, thinking
"Wow, I bet (your name here)
would really love this."
This week I also received a parcel of photographs from my dad's wonderful and elegant girlfriend Cida.
The photos were from our recent holiday to Nha Trang in Vietnam, and also included a bunch of pics from Christmas back home.
I miss them so, and receiving their photos really lifted my spirits.
And then a few days ago, my fabulous new Hong Kong friend Mary bought me the Luxe Guide to Hong Kong, just "because I said I didn't have one".
How wonderful are these people???
How lucky am I to have them in my life?
On a scale of 1 to Very?