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.


Addie Talley, Photographer 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!