I mean I get mail every day, but that mail usually consists of bills, junk mail and other such unpleasant items. This piece of mail was personal, I could tell.
What could it be?
A bunch of hearts...with letters.
Fun! A Puzzle!
I called over SH to help me try and figure it out.
The first word I got was "hurts" - I have been in an IMMENSE amount of pain over the past week (that is a story for another day, maybe...) makes sense that word would stick out to me, but it wasn't right.
SH got "Thanks!" I think he's onto something....
He was! Puzzle solved....but the mystery had only just begun.
We hosted a brunch last weekend (last minute) but I knew that wasn't it. SH thought it may have been...but the post mark from the "letter" was Providence and that didn't add up with the people who were at the brunch.
What's a girl to do, but turn to Facebook? I posted the picture and said "You're welcome, but who mailed this to me???"
A few hours later I got my answer and it was one of those "DUH! I should have known that!" moments.
Earlier this week one of my friends wrote a brave blog post on how she's going through postpartum depression and seeking therapy. She mentioned how she's seeking therapy for many reasons, but one of which she feels like a burden for venting to her friends (**she's NOT a burden!).
She said while she can pay a therapist to work through some of her feelings, she can't pay all of her friends unless they take payment in the form of cutout paper hearts.
I mentioned that I happened to love cutout paper hearts and so she sent them to me.
It was so incredibly thoughtful of her to send those, and they TOTALLY made my night.
It's been a crappy week (health-wise, work-wise, weather-wise, commute-wise, finding out my husband had to go away for a week for work instead of us going on vacation-wise, etc) and gestures like this really help put things in perspective and make me realize how lucky and thankful I am for the things I DO have.
Now I have to find a way to pay it forward :)