Sweet Surprises - A Good Things post

There have been a few sweet surprises in my life lately, so I thought I'd share a few with you today. I entered a giveaway on The Design Files/Beci Orpin feature and was the super-lucky winner of this fabulous bag from P.A.M.
Every time I see it, I wanna sing "Rock Lobster" by the B-52's

A couple of really thoughtful Christmas time gifts from some work colleagues. Lauren baked and decorated the most incredible dinosaur cookies you have EVER seen. (I know Christmas is long gone... I can't explain my tardiness - I have had these photos sitting here forever!)

And David drew a little portrait of everyone - I'm so happy I have a kitty in my handbag, plus my cat leggings. The attention to detail is so wonderful.

Back in January when I co-hosted my first Totally Awesome Blog Hop, Sabina drew the 4 hosts for her post promoting the hop. I was so excited to be featured in one of her beautiful drawings!

Finally, Catsi spotted the Found feature I wrote on her "I got important cat shit to do" bag. As a thank you, she sent me this awesome pack of stickers from her store. It was such a sweet gesture and I'm scheming about places I can cat-ify.

One of my goals for the new year was to keep a 'good things' jar, I might consider these a 'good things' blog post! It's so nice to be on the receiving end of a kind gesture, and even better to be the gesture-r, I think. Everyone this week should do at least one kind 'out of the ordinary' thing for someone, it doesn't have to be big, just a compliment, a small gesture, making time to spend with your family. It's so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of everyday life that you forget the small things. Someone taking the time to bake something for you, send you a letter, draw you a picture, it makes such a difference.

How about it?

P.S. The best kind gesture is a secret one, bragging about them takes the shine off a little, right? So I'm only going to post the kindness I've been on the receiving end of and hopefully I've payed these kind deeds forward and then some. I'll keep trying :)