My husband came into the house the other day with a package. He was talking, but the manilla color of the package distracted me. A package!!! Here I am, an adult, and I still get a bit excited when there is a package in the mail, even if I know what it is. It was all I could do not to jump out of my chair and grab the Precious.
Finally, Larry handed me the package. It was addressed to me...and to Zane! I called him over and showed him his name on the outside of the package. He was very excited, and could barely wait for me to reveal the contents. We opened the package to find something that was EXACTLY what we had been looking for!
We had been looking for the White Ninja, who goes by the name of...Zane, for awhile. We didn't think that the boy would be interested in the Ninjago series on television. We were wrong. Unfortunately for us, everyone else in our immediate area likes the series too. Everywhere we looked, the shelves were empty. We even looked for the White Ninja at the Lego Discovery Center, only to be disappointed.
Until my wonderful friend Andrea over at Maybe It's Just Me, who is one of the sweetest people on planet Earth, sent us this package. Her son, who is an expert in Legos, helped her find it. I was floored by their generosity. It's been a long time since someone has been so sweet to me and my family, and I have been smiling randomly about it ever since.
My son, just a beginner at Lego collecting, was beside himself with happiness. We had to immediately open the box and put everything together.
I managed to snag this photo before the whole thing was whisked away for playing purposes. Cries of "NINJAGO!" filled the air until bedtime, to be continued the next morning. Zane holds his White Ninja and spins himself around until he is dizzy or runs into furniture, and he loves it. I love it as well, at least after I moved a few potentially bumpy items out of the way.
Andrea, you and your son rock. THANK YOU for this wonderful, thoughtful gift. You brought joy to our formerly ninja-less home, and that is priceless.
***Andrea also sent me a little something for me as well, knowing my love of Lego mini-figures.
|Okay, so I use my coffee maker as a pedestal for pictures! Don't hate me!|
What random acts of sweetness have made your day? Do tell in the comments so we can all smile!