Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The gift of Gocco


A few months ago I was completely flabbergasted by a surprise package from a complete stranger. The package contained a Gocco machine with a surplus of screens, ink and bulbs FOR ME! Justin explained that my mysterious benefactor was a nice guy he met at a dinner party who used to enjoy using a Gocco but no longer needed his. This person (Andrew) was willing to send me all his extra supplies because Justin told him I was sad that the manufacturer had closed.

I was literally speechless that someone I'd never met would share all this with me and ask nothing in return. He gave me such a good feeling that I wanted to send him a gift box full of happiness in return but I had no idea what he would like and I felt like nothing was good enough to show my gratitude.

I finally have overcome my favor-repayment anxiety and am sending him a box of prints and stationery plus the Gocco box journal I made especially for him. I also decided to "pay it forward" and do something generous for someone else. My decision to make a Gulf wildlife fundraiser card set came because I wanted to use the supplies he gave me for something special.

So, thanks Andrew for the overwhelmingly great gift! I hope he forgives me for taking so long to thank him properly.

6 comments:

Talley Images said...

wow, nice!

Nosideup said...

how very awesome.
It pays off to believe in people!

Littleclouds said...

how sweet ! of both of you! That feeling of kindness is priceless.

Andrea said...

That is so awesome x 3!

AmeliaB said...

Wow! Gotta love kindness and blessings. :) I bought my Gocco a while ago but don't have the money to buy the screens and bulbs I need. :( Oh well maybe I'll win a gift card or something.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Would you believe it still gives me warm fuzzies!

Amelia, maybe the gocco fairy will visit you too!