It came in the mail.
And in the memo section, the words: VITAMIX.
I told you - amazing. If you read my blog you would know how much I've been wanting to get a Vitamix. In fact, a few weeks ago the girls and I watched the Vitamix guy at Costco for almost an hour. We were in awe and devoured every sample. Needless to say, it completely blew my mind when a relative that I haven't seen in years emailed me saying she wanted to give me and my family a Vitamix. Her generosity left me speechless. I didn't quite know how to respond, let alone receive such a gift. In the end, I simply said thank you - sincerely and humbly - thank you.
This post isn't so much about the Vitamix (which I LOVE and use everyday - I'm blending everything I get my hands on) it's more about learning how to receive. Whether it comes by way of encouraging words, small acts of kindness or generous gifts, learning to receive has been one of my greatest lessons. I lived most of my life in the "no, no, no thank you" camp - thinking it was polite and more acceptable to turn down such offers. It wasn't until I was in position where I couldn't do things for myself that I started to learn how to receive, how to open up and let others in, how to graciously say thank you.
Thank you Aunty Cathy for your incredible thoughtfulness and generosity. I can't wait to post pictures of all our fun creations (I'm still learning how to use this powerful beauty). Hopefully one day we can cheers with a (perfectly blended) green juice. Until then, please know that I am overflowing with thanks.
Feeling the love,