Mar 27, 2012

24 JUST BECAUSE

SAM_3187Yesterday morning 2 am my daughter gave me flowers with implicit instructions to take them to work and place them on my desk. They are “JUST BECAUSE”.

One of the traditions I created when raising my daughters was JUST BECAUSE presents. I gave them presents just because i wanted to. If they were on my mind, I saw something I wanted them to have I would get it. There were no special reasons, no birthdays, valentines days, Easter or any other special occasion. I never wanted to wait for some mandated holiday in order to let them know they were special to me. Presents ranged from the smallest of things, a special eraser, a sketch pad, special pencils for them to draw, to spontaneous picnics, movies, to performances at the theatre.  They were always excited when i called and told them I was coming home with a surprise for them and the guessing game would begin.  They waited eagerly at the door for me to arrive and besiege me with questions of “where is it, what is it, can i see it?”

Yesterday was my surprise. My eldest daughter called me around 1:30 am, “hey ma, you up, great, I have a surprise for you.”

“Oh really, am watching the Hunger Games.”

“Moooom, I didn’t ask you what you were watching I just want you to stay up.”

“Of course that’s why I told you am watching the HUNGER GAMES.”

“Ok, am on the bus, I’ll be there soon.” She comes in at 2 am, her arms laden with flowers. “This is for you.” I smiled and said thank you, I didn’t ask what they were for. I knew, its JUST BECAUSE.

So on my desk they sit proudly. Thank you daughter o mine. Much appreciate the appreciation.

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24 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful way of expressing our love for soemone in the most unexpected way or time for no specific reason than 'Just because'
    They carry lot more value or worth than ones received on expected occasions.
    The flowers look beautiful

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    1. Thank you Partha...
      Yes unexpected gift are delightful to the spirit.

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  2. Awwww, its beautiful! Sometimes we are so caught up in our routine that we forget to appreciated the people around us.

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    1. Yes we do get caught up. Sometimes we have to stop and take stock.

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  3. I love the idea of "Just Because". I do it too. I just love how people light up when you give them stuff they weren't expecting. You must be an amazing mom. God bless you and yours *hugs*

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    1. Well I would like to think so. Thank you and blessings to you as well.

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  4. Those flowers are beautiful! 'Just Because' gifts is also a great way to cheer someone up! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. What a wonderful idea!! I love it and your flowers are lovely!!

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  6. Awwwww... so beautiful, I have to do this for my mum.

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  7. Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful flowers

    I like the way that sounds, JUST BECAUSE gifts

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  8. What beautiful flowers you have here.
    Your daughters truly appreciate you. It is so nice to feel appreciated every so often with Just Because gifts like these.
    Will like to try these traditions also when I have daughters in the future.

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    1. You don't have to wait until you have children. Its a practice you can cultivate now with your family, siblings, friends etc.

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  9. awww,so lovely and thoughtful....just because? am learning, don't know i can give gifts for 'just because' :D

    Am used to giving gifts on special days, and won't mind to imbibe this habit....#sighs pleasurably#

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    1. There is always a time to create a new way and establish a new practice. Why not now? It does not always have to be something your purchased, it can be something you made or an act of kindness you extend to another.

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  10. Beautiful Flowers I think this is a wonderful idea. I often do this when I visit my older friend , it's just great to see her face light up , that in turn makes my day.
    Hugs Sheila Fab Post.

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    1. thank you, its spectacularly delightful isn't it.

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  11. That's a lovely tradition Rhapsody.

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    1. thank you. I think its important that we acknowledge people and not just on special occassions.

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  12. Bravo! What an awesome entry. I love the concept behind 'Just Because'. It truly is the way to LIVE! Tell your loved ones you greatly adore them... make someone's day precious and beautiful... I think it's like the Beatles sing: "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love, you make....ahh ahhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhhh!" Ok without the ahhh ahhh part. :) You are a lucky woman... and a woman who is dearly loved.

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