I want to be one of those people that has thoughtful, appropriate gifts on hand at any moment, so that if on a whim I am invited over to a friend's last minute birthday celebration, I show up with a sweet little something that's unique and interesting.
Instead, I always seem to be scrambling at the last minute, making a run into Target en route to said last minute celebration, and tormenting myself on whether to get a candle (boring), or a scarf. I get all sweaty and panicky, imagining the look of horror and/or disappoint on my friend's face when she opens up another candle, and thinks, "Gee, couldn't you have given it more thought?"
Yes, I know, it's the thought that counts, and I do love my candles, especially if they are really different and special, but let's face it, anybody at anytime can run into Target and buy a candle. You're not really getting them something they've always wanted, but never thought to get themselves.
Friends, be honest, I know I am not the only one that's in this boat.
So imagine my excitement when I came across these thoughtful, sweet little mini journals from Marta Writes the other day.
The thing I love most about these journals is that it's an easy exercise in reflection that takes little time commitment. You can perform the exercise on a park bench while you're watching the kids play nice, or right before you go to bed at night. There's just a few questions that help prompt a tired brain into remembering just how blessed our lives really are. For me it's a perfect foray into journal writing, a task I always think about doing, but never really find the time or energy to do.
And if I'm being honest here, how much would you standout in the gift-giving department if you gave one of these to a friend, or even your sister, cousin or mother?
And today my friends, I am giving 1 of these little journals away. I'll pick a winner on Friday April 30th. Just leave a comment below saying what your favorite sound is. Oh, and if you do those little extras like tweet about it or facebook it or become a "follower" by subscribing to my posts, you will get an extra entry...just leave it in the comments section!
Happy Day My Friends!