Penny Palace

Penny Palace

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Birthday Gifts

Doc has been asking me what I wanted for my birthday today.  I could not think of anything, so the Angels came up with TWO great answers.

Our mountain cabin has been listed for sale these past five months.  Last week we had an offer and the process is in escrow.  We have begun removing our belongings.  There are two items which are somewhat special to me and my heart was “heavy” in not knowing what to do with them.  One is the deer head which my brother gave us because: “No cabin is complete without a deer head” and the other item is a wooden carved Cuckoo clock which my father gave us while visiting there.

This morning I typed to the neighbors who own the cabins on either side of ours and asked if there were any items they might need to furnish their places.  (The guys on one side are new owners and have just completed major renovations).  I asked if they would need furniture, linens, kitchen ware, etc. and then (semi-jokingly)… or even a deer head?   The guys said they would like Mr. Deer!  YAY.  It appears Mr. Deer may have a new home.

This evening Neighbor Debbie responded to my email. Here is word for word what she wrote:

 “What I was really looking for was a snow blower and curtains.... Oh and a koo koo clock, since my clock got stolen…Let me know if you have any of these items.”

How many people have “cuckoo clock” on their wish list?  And how many people have one that needs a good home?  Sounds like another COINcidence to me!

When I told Debbie that I did, in fact, have a cuckoo clock and sent her this photo, she responded with: “I really love it!!!!! How much are you asking for it??  OMG!!!!! Definitely will super enjoy it!!!!!!  I'd be honored to have it!!!!! Totally appreciative and will never take it for granted!  I understand your sentimental value to it and I would gladly hang it up in my cabin.”

Tonight my heart is Smiling with those two unexpected Birthday Gifts – loving homes for Special things.

It really is so much more fun to Give than to Receive.

P.S.  I was about to post this Tale, but decided instead to open a parcel which arrived a few days ago… The parcel contains a gift from a friend – a book entitled “The Story of STUFF and our Obsession with it”.  How funny is that?  COINcidence?

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