Today I received a small order from someone who lives very close to my home. Maybe 10 minutes away? As soon as I realized that, I sent her an email asking if she wanted to come and pick up her order today, on Sunday, so she dind't have to wait until the package got delivered by mail, and also I would be refunding all her shipping fees. I was a little surprised at her reply to my message!
She cordially thanked me for the offer, but she said she was leaving town for a few days and wanted to have a surprise waiting for her when she got back. Even though, she mentioned in the message, it wouldn't be a total surprise since she knows what the package will contain.
This made me realize how much everyone enjoys a surprise. We like to pretend it's Christmas every now and then, and enjoy a moment of thrill, joy, and relaxation when opening a gift, no matter how small. Even a gift from ourselves still has a small hint of Christmas that we like to experience sometimes.
As far as I am concerned, her answer reminded me that a small, unexpected gift included with an order will make someone's day. And I don't know anyone who doesn't feel good making someone else's day.
Mara ~ Pretty Hair Clippies