Saturday, August 13, 2011
I did a favor for a friend recently. Years ago, she was the beneficiary of an academic scholarship which made a big difference in her life. To re-pay that, she is now actively fundraising for the sponsor so it can help others. She had a target goal; she asked me to help meet it; and I did my best.
I'd forgotten about the contribution until I received in the mail a bottle of pink nail-polish! I never expected to be rewarded for my effort and am thrilled to receive a gift, especially one that implicitly supports my true nature. Friends who recognize the real me by giving me girly gifts get mega-points for supportive recognition: more than just an item, they are giving me the gift of acceptance. With my life-history, that is hugely significant and deeply appreciated.
Here is the nail-polish, freshly-applied this morning, on my toes in the backyard. I'm out here relaxing in the sun, exploring my new iPad which can play music while I browse the web. Life is good!
Do you believe in doing good deeds?