Monday, August 9, 2010

Why do I wait so long???...

THE Question is:

WHY do I wait so long to open my packages???

I've been holding on to these boxes and envelopes, some for more than a week now.

As they lay on my dining room table, I pass by them about 10 times a day... and smile :)

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I have my reasons for waiting, but please understand...

It's not because I'm not excited to receive them.

It's not because I'm unappreciative.

It's not because I have willpower. (I have none)

I wait because...

I love the excitement

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I love the unknowing of what's inside

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I love that someone has thought of ME

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but most of all, I wait because...


each moment of the opening

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each moment of the unwrapping

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each handwritten letter in every word of the card

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and I savor the love that's put into each detail that's made especially for ME!

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It's not a holiday. It's not my birthday.

But Every Day is a special day when I am loved by friends near and far. 

And let me tell you ALL something else my friends...

Each and every one of you that visited my last post, you have made my day just as special as I have read each and every one of the sweet, thoughtful and kind comments that were left for me.

As excited as I was opening these packages yesterday, I was just as excited and touched by the words you left me since last Wednesday. Thank You.

Every Day is a special day when I have you!!!!


I hope you'll join me each day this week as I share one of my gifts with you...starting tomorrow.

Whether it's a gift, a card, kind words or even a smile...I hope you have touched someone in a positive way today.

Have a wonderful week...I know I will!!!!



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Enjoy and savior dear friend. Looking forward to sharing your presents with you!

Anonymous said...

I'm smiling atcha girlfriend...

BUT open those packages...I want to see!!!

Thanx again for the emails...perks me up :D


sissie said...

Hi Jodie!
When I see that you have posted something new I nearly trip and fall over to get here! Love what you have to say because you say it so well. You always make my day.

I could not hold onto packages and gifts, I rip into them the minute they are in my hot little hands! LOL. Patience is not one of my strongsuits.

You are such a doll, don't ever change.


A Vintage Chic said...

Enjoy every second of anticipation, Jodie--it really IS fun, isn't it?! Especially when you're pretty sure that the treasures awaiting you inside those plain-looking packages are truly worth all of your waiting and excitement....can't wait to see what you'll share!

Have a marvellous day, my friend...


Claudia said...

I applaud your fortitude, Jodie...I know I couldn't last 5 minutes before I would have to open them. But, you are so right...things are sweeter the longer we anticipate them. And you are such a wonderful person, so giving and appreciative of all your blessings - so of course you want to wait. I can't wait until I see your treasures.


TinyBear said...

Love your post Jodie - Love you too :D
Can´t wait to see what´s in those packages - oh well, I know what´s in one of them - lol.
Can´t wait to see the rest.
Have a wonderful day sweet friend.

Honey Lamb and I said...

I don't make it back from the driveway. As soon as the mailbox is open and I see one of those babies it is ripped to shreds!!! lol!

Linda Robinson said...

I missed your last post.. And like most of your post it was very touching... We all need to recharge every now and then...

I can't wait to see all the wonderful goodies you got.. Everyone really does love you my friend.. I just joined my first swap and I am so looking forward to getting my Jar full of goodies, I can't wait! But like you said I had a blast putting together my Jar for the swap! I hope you are have a fabulous week. I'll be back!

Hugs, Linda

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Good to see you back Jodie! I don't see how you can wait to open packages...I can barely remember to get pictures. LOL

Sorry to hear about Oreo. My beloved Giz had to have sub-Q treatments at least twice a week for the last 3 years of his life. We do what we gotta do to keep them w/ us, huh?

Janet Ghio said...

You are just like my husband. He always wants to wait to open things and when he gets a card in the mail, sometimes he waits all day before opening it. He wants to savor every moment and the anticipation! i am the opposite--i can hardly wait to open something!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I just love you.
I don't know what else to say, because that just completely sums it up for me!

See you next month! (Warrenton, baby!)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jodie,
you killing me over here.I just can't wait to see what's inside!!!
How is Oreo doing?
Have a wonderful evening.

Belinda said...

Well so much for your time off from blog land. Don't do it again, are I might cross town and whip up on you. I was getting the D.T's. Love you!!!!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Yes it's like Christmas all the anticipation, just makes the prize so much greater.

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Jodie, I have done that too...waited to open packages...can't wait until you open more of them and share with us....thanks, debbie

Rochelle said...

Jodie!! The suspense is killing me!!

Charlene said...

I LOVE all the things you learned. Honey, I have been learning WAY MORE than I want to know lately. I've been learning the difference between a mechanical heart valve & a biological (that's a nice way to say PIG's) valve. And how long they keep people in ICU under sedation... see, the stuff you have been learning is better than that. RIGHT? But, you are right about staying positive & thankful for what we have. Keeping positive company & the love of friends. Hope all is well in your world. Talked to our sweet Sandy today. She makes me laugh. HUGS to you sweet friend. Charlene

sweetpea said...

hi jodie. i have an award for you at my blog. pop by when you can.



Theresa said...

Take all the time you need sweet Jodie! We're all here just waiting to see what you have in all of those packages! I have waited a couple of days before but that's all:) You are showing a lot of willpower in my expert opinion! Have a blessed day my friend! BIG HUGS!

Ellie said...

enJOY your gifts! I love waiting, but don't know if I have your patience! It is wonderful to receive such love, acceptance, and gracious gifts!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your lovely blog. Your kind words really touched me... I'll be following for sure!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your lovely blog. Your kind words really touched me... I'll be following for sure!

Sheltiebud said...

Wonderful words my sweet but oh my! I couldnt leave the parcels unopened soon as I get one delievered it's cup of tea time and the grand opening


A Cottage Muse said...

Ok...I guess we should ask you how many licks it takes you to get to the center of a tootsie pop!!

Can't wait to see what new treasures await you!!

Have a great day ~ xo ~ Sandi.

Suz said...

Words are gifts, roo, aren't they? Your words are girls to me. Anticipation is a special gift and I understand wanting to savor as long as possible,

trash talk said...

Lordy girlie...I'd be chewing 'em open with my teeth! I bet you're something else on Christmas morning.

Karen said...

I'm late - I'm late! But I'm gong to get caught up!

Robin Thomas said...

I totally get you, gurl.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Jodie!!!! I know that feeling you're speaking of hon!!!! I tend to not rush into my mail love either but I can only handle a few moments, just drinking in the suspense of something wonderful inside! I hope you are doing great dear friend and having a great week ~ and I love the book from Debra!!!! hugs and love, Dawn