Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I heard through the grapevine, that my neighbour won't use her patio anymore because it reminds her of her hubby who used to sit out there. He passed away last summer.
How sad, I thought.
It is a nice area to sit in the fresh air and catch a bit of vitamin D. And I didn't want her patio to go to waste.
This afternoon I bought a colourful, floral plastic tablecloth for her deck table. I got her a large multi-coloured striped water glass, a smaller juice glass in the floral design, a striped dinner plate in plastic, and a lunch plate in the floral.
I put all that into a gift bag... plus a few other happy surprises and popped over after supper to see how she was doing.
I chose a good evening to try to boost her spirits. She needed a visit and she did like the collection of goodies for the patio. There's no way with all that colour and flower designthat it will look like the place any man would hang around.
She was laughing to think of eating her Cheerios outdoor on her table. I encouraged her to eat a sandwich on the small plate and maybe try a dinner on the bigger plate too.
I got lots of hugs and she was so surprised and happy. It was SO worth picking up a few items to give to a friend!
Maybe she will get outside a little more often. Maybe we will add a few more 'girlish' decorations out there to make it her own retreat.
Do you make use of a patio or deck where you live? Got any outdoor plates, tumblers, picnic equipment?
Who in your life could use a happy surprise?