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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


There are some people in the world, who possess riches in their hearts and souls.
These people are givers. They give for no reason. They give because it makes them happy.
This Gift of Spirit far surpasses the gift itself.
 It is the giver who IS the Gift.

I have the benefit of having one such person in my life, who I've never even met. She is the Bubbles of Blogland, the effervescence that arrives in my email with every post I make.

One day a couple months ago, I received a box in the mail. I was not expecting anything, and then I saw the name of the sender, and my spirits rose, my face tilted up to the skies and my eyes closed.
I became expanded already, just from knowing there was something in my hands that had no other reason other than that the giver was full of joy and life in her heart enough to share.
Palomasea of these lovely online soft spots.....
reads, she feels, she pays attention, she is alert, and sensitive, and she is moved. She is Alive.

It was the most fun opening this box, as it happened to arrive on a day I most needed something for my Spirit, something to help me see the joy in life again. Palomasea has an uncanny ability to tap into this timing with Divine precision. I opened the box.....

to be flooded with bright cheery color, perfume, and sparkles......this alone is a gift!

addressed to me personally.....not just a gift, but a special note.....

and several individually wrapped surprises......with more sparkles and more shimmer.......

She knows I love tea...... and gifted me with some...I will make another cup right now

 and of course! something with bit of gold and Paris, don't you know.... :-)

and more inside that one! seemed to not end, the little treasures to open.....

 even the smallest treasure was not denied an eloquent packaging, with care and ribbons and sparkles!

and because she not only reads, but she pays atention as a Highly Sensitive Person does....she remembered one of my most favorite scents in the world.....Gardenia

what is this ??

oh no......sighhhhhh........{ oh yes! lol }
another of my favorite eat, to smell, to see.....ROSE......

and not that my favorite things were all in box within a beautiful box.....but they were laying in another of my favorite things.....crushed tulle !......another luscious piece to drape somewhere.....
oh Palomoasea, whatever did I do to deserve all this?

another didn't end.....this gift box defied the laws of physics !

French biscuits......these were gone pretty quickly I must say.......were perfect with the tea...
the box itself was the old fashioned kind of boxes, made of real soft cardboard. I wanted to save it :D:D:D

a table full of festive gifts from a kind soul.....

 I found a place in the Gardens to drape the seemed appropriate over this statue.....

 I think she liked it

Thank you Palomasea for your kindnesses to me, and your ever lovely effervescence ! 




  1. Do you know that this individual is my best friend? She has the most generous spirit, and this description is simply not good enough. It's been a long time since I've known anyone like her who gives so much of herself to others in listening, standing by all your whims, dreams and efforts, and who is there to help you pick up the pieces.

    You have received a most special gift dearest Lady. LOVE THE TULLE!

    1. oh yes, Anita, I know she is your friend, and lucky for you both....and for me too. I don't know, as I said what I did, but my goodness, what a jewel she is.
      I haven't heard from her in a couple of weeks, if you do please send her my love and warmest hugs.

  2. That is very sweet, and I think you're right about that box defying the laws of physics. ;o) How did all those goodies fit inside there? It's like the Tardis or Santa's toy bag. Lol!


  3. Good afternoon dearest Lady!

    Thank you for taking a break to come visit me and for leaving me a comment. The beauty of every day for me is to communicate with kindred spirits, and you understand what I'm saying...looking for something beautiful in places or people that are not the typical "beautiful" that we are taught to see. I hope you are well and enjoying some rest and GOOD HEALTH! Anita

  4. Hi There, This is a terrific post! It's wonderful to see your each and every post. I simply adore your work and writing ! Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

  5. Good Morning Lady of the Woods,
    What a wonderful friend! I was amazed of the thoughtfulness of every gift she gave you! I couldn't wait for you to open the next present. Thanks for sharing this package and special friend! It made my day. Thank you also for always stopping by with your inspirational comments. You are a treasure to the blogging world!

  6. Oh you sweet and wonderful Enchantress!!! :)))
    I am so sorry it took me this long to get here, but if anyone understands the reasons, it is you (and dear Anita, of course.. :)
    It really does bring me immense joy to know that the treats delight you!
    I love the tulle on the beautiful statue! And the Gardenia is all natural...pure...
    Thank you for such a loving and special post. :)
    And thank you for YOU!
    I must also send a huge MERCI to Anita's heartfelt words, she is a treasured friend....bless you Anita...another dear soul who makes one feel beyond special and loved.
    Love to YOU, dearest Lady...hope to connect with you very soon!
    Bubblies and blessings... :))) Be well, my friend...
    Warm hugs,
    - Irina

    1. Oh no bubbles, never apologize for taking long, anytime you arrive is just perfect. :D
      Glad you like the tulle on the statue, I think it gives her a living feel, of being draped and in grace....I love it. Its inside now. I love the gardenia.
      And I thank You too for You....and Anita is lucky, actually you both are to know each other. We sensitives need each other.
      warmest hugs,

  7. How lovely to receive such a thoughtful gift! Your friend has a very sweet and kind heart:-)
    Have a wonderful week...

  8. Oh my this is sooooooo wonderful!!!!! I have been sick all week and have not been by to visit for so long it seems. I do not know your beautiful gift giving friend but how very lucky we are to have these friendships in blogland. xxo I too have a tiny gift waiting to send you...but I need a mailing address. I know you were not feeling well, I hope you are getting better dear one. love to you..Kerrie


    1. Hi Kerrie,
      Yes this is wonderful, and a gift I feel to carry forward.
      I have not been well, I seemed to have gotten worse, but may be on the mend now but still will take some days before I can venture out.....I'm not able to walk right due to the back...but it should be over soon. I can't wait to get all my mailings done!
      Sorry you too were ill, so many are not well these days. Thank goodness for cozy white homes!
      bless you

  9. Just popping in to say a little hello to you, dearest Lady... :)
    Thinking of you...
    Sending bubbles, hugs, light, and love... :)


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