There was the bowling evening with friends. A scrumptious dinner another night at a Japanese restaurant (which is now my favourite place to eat Ebi Tempura). Pressies from hubs. Birthday cards from family, friends and colleagues. Email and personal greetings. Phone calls. A surprise birthday cake. And, a surprise floral delivery at home from a dear workmate.
So, in spite of some not-so-nice things that happened during the week (and the actual birthday itself!), I am left feeling grateful for everything that loved ones, friends and colleagues have done. I am always in awe at how selfless, generous and caring people can be.
And yes, even if sometimes, good things don't come from people and places that we expect them from, they can still happen if we allow to open ourselves up to receive such goodness from unexpected sources.
To all the wonderful sources of goodness in my life (both unexpected and otherwise): THANK YOU. I wish I can do for you what you have so graciously done for me. And, I hope that you will be blessed with a bounty of goodness in your life too.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.