It’s not my birthday, it’s not an anniversary. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and Christmas is still a couple of weeks away. And still, I got such a great surprise today!
I thought long and hard about if I should write this post or not. I tell you quickly why I first didn’t want to write it:
If you scroll down my blog you will find a little widget on the left side that says “Buy me a cup of coffee… or some chocolate… or was it a glass of wine?” with a donate icon right below it.
I didn’t want to write about it because I didn’t want anybody to feel like I’m asking for financial support here. The idea of the icon was more of a bit of a play on my side as I have this thing going with some bloggers where we, on a fairly regular base, mention that we would buy each other a cup of coffee or a glass of wine if we would live closer together. Well, we used to say that fairly often. So I decided to put that widget up in order to be ready with a smart-ass answer next time someone would comment “well, if you’d live closer I’d buy you a cup of coffee for that”. I could then simply say: Head over there and do it.
But, as so often, when you finally have a smart-ass answer prepared, of course nobody makes a comment like that anymore…
Today I suddenly got this notification that one of my dear blogger friends actually bought me something with this little gadget. Not a cup of coffee, no chocolate but a proper and nice glass of wine in a restaurant or even a good bottle of wine. I really don’t know for what. But it really made me happy.
Not really sure where I’m going here. It really felt like she invited me out for coffee and cake. And how much I would prefer having that cup of coffee and that piece of cake with her and chatting along than seeing that donation. But on the other hand it really feels like she invited me for it. For some reason it makes me feel even closer to her now. Not because she “bought” me. Because she bought me that coffee and cake. Boy, I don’t know how much sense I make right now… I really don’t know how to explain it.
It simply was a nice gesture. With no favor asked in return. One of those “wow” moments.
Thank you! From the bottom of my heart. Thank you for that coffee and that piece of cake. I will enjoy it while reading post after post on your blog and it will feel like we are sitting in that Café and chatting along.