I don’t know about you, but sometimes, when I receive gifts, I don’t fully appreciate them…until I start using them.
And then it’s a whole new ball game.
I really start to appreciate the gift…especially when it surprises me.
Hmmm…Let me explain what I mean by sharing with you one of my recent gift surprises. 😉
Many of you have read about my little brother. If you haven’t or don’t remember, you can read a little bit about him here. In any case, when I went to visit Korea last November, he gave me this cardboard box (pictured above) that looked like a mini-pizza box from Mr. Pizza, one of the big pizza chains in Korea. (The Gold Potato Pizza is simply a celebration in your mouth! I’ve only had it once, yet I still have fond memories of that dining experience! 😉 You’ve got to try it…at least once!)
Anyhow, back to my musing for today. Imagine a 6-foot plus man giving his much shorter sister a mini-pizza box as a gift.
I looked at him a bit surprised, thanked him, and then brought it back home with me to California…never expecting what a treasure it would become in my blogging adventures here on “Musings.”
The pizza box is a Mr. Pizza promotional calendar for 2014 that marks all the major Korean holidays!
My little brother knows me well.
Despite the fact that the gift didn’t cost him anything and that he wouldn’t have normally given me something that he got for free, he knew that I am a sucker for historical things and would love to mark those events with a blog post or two…hence the gift of the Korean calendar.
This is how cute the calendar is…
Can you see the little pictures to commemorate each event? For the month of March, the first (Samil Movement) and the fourteenth (White Day) are marked with pictures.
Well, I’ve been doing some massive Spring Cleaning recently, and I’m finding many more of these little unexpected treasures around the house.
Unexpected find after find has made me realize that these little things that may not mean much to most people mean quite a bit to me…and bring me more than just a little bit of joy.
So today, I wanted to celebrate all the joy that these little things can bring to our lives! If you’ve recently discovered one of these “little” things that have brought you joy, I hope you’ll share them with us! 🙂
And yes! You can bet that I’ll be bringing you more Korean holiday posts now that I have this calendar to remind me of them.
Have an awesome, twinkilicious Tuesday, everyone! May your day abound with lots of little joyful moments and discoveries!