On my old blog, I sometimes wrote about things that surprised and delighted me. That were unexpected.
I’m not sure why, but I haven’t done that much here. Well, that’s about to change, because last month I was surprised and delighted.
A co-worker, who is from Nairobi, was recently married. Her family knows coffee growers in the area, so she and her husband, who is Italian, gave packages of Kenyan coffee and biscotti as favors to her guests. Isn’t that the best idea!?
Our group has only been working together for a few months, but we all get along really well. One day around Christmas, when I arrived at work, I saw packages of coffee on our desks. The quote in this picture was on one side.
It doesn’t matter where you go in life… What you do in life… or how much you have… It’s who you have beside you!
On the other side of the package is their names. They had extra packages of coffee, so she shared it. It was such a kind gesture for her to think of us.
The coffee is long gone now. I had planned to take a nice picture of a mug of it, but that didn’t happen. I was very surprised by the flavor. It was quite different from the coffee that I usually brew at home. It was so smooth and almost fruity. I’m no coffee expert, so I’m not the best at describing it. But I liked it.
Also, I started thinking that it was interesting that I got a wedding favor. I wondered if this were some sort of sign that I would be invited to a wedding soon. It was! I received an invitation to a wedding within weeks of the coffee! Again. Surprised and delighted!