18 December 2015
Out of This World Christmastime
Let me introduce you to a lunar friend of mine who visits every year - meet Christmas Moon Man!
A few jobs ago, one of my co-workers made this and gave it to me for Christmas. I was blown away, not just because it was so nice of him, but because he was a person who also loved Christmas, but never, ever participated in any of the work-related Christmas events.
But that year, on the last day of work before our break, I walked in and found a little gift bag on my desk, with a package inside that said, "Here is your own Christmas Moon Man" - and this guy was inside!
I think he is adorable. Originally I was going to pack him away with our decorations at home, but I decided that he was meant to stay with me at work, and give me extra reasons to smile during Christmastime. I always put him right on my desk, where I can see him during the day. Just this little thing can sometimes be what keeps me from feeling so awful on any given day.
This is truly a case of something unexpected having a lovely and long-lasting impact on the recipient. The other day I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook, and tagged the creator. He was thrilled to know that I still had it and that it made me happy.
I think it's a perfect story for anytime, but especially appropriate for this time of year, especially just one week away from Christmas Day!
Have you ever received a completely unexpected gift? Was it something that you liked? Do tell!