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!


Anonymous said...

He is ADORABLE. The fact that he is handmade makes him EXTRA special!

elns said...

This is a great story and I completely get it. I love that you have kept it at work to bring you some extra spirit for those challenging times, because yeah, they can show up at work, eh? I hope this week is really great for you and full of good tidings and happiness.

Araignee said...

Awww....isn't that just so cute-and original!!!

Alyssa said...

I got a card from one of my coworkers just the other day :) It was so sweet.

Mereknits said...

How lovely and thoughtful, what a wonderful present.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

What a perfect gift - on every level!