Rebecca is my daughter. She’s a very good cook. While I couldn’t get her to chop an onion when she was growing up, she’s become a cook who tries everything now—successfully. She also is the Manager of The Good Cooking Store in our little Lancaster County town of Intercourse, PA. She taught Language Arts to middle-schoolers for 7 years. Now we benefit from all of her energy and good ideas. Don’t miss what she has to say!
My family has always poked fun at me for how much I like to celebrate my birthday. I always say that the celebration starts at the beginning of the month, even though my birthday isn’t until almost the end of the month. Why not dedicate an entire month to celebrating rather than just a single day, right?
Well, this year, someone actually took me up on my wish. I must have mentioned at work that I like to have a month-long celebration for my birthday. Little did I know they had a surprise plan in the works.
On the first day of the month there was a gift and a card at my desk. “What is this for?” I asked my co-worker (who had secretly organized the celebration).
“Open the card,” she answered with a grin.
The card stated that this was the beginning of the birthday celebration. Each day when I arrived at work, some new goodie was awaiting me on my desk. From plants to lotions to a coveted family recipe for the best cherry pie to vegetables from their garden to homemade blueberry lemon frozen yogurt, the gifts came pouring in.
I definitely felt celebrated. But, I felt a little overwhelmed, too. My co-workers’ thoughtfulness and joint effort to surprise and celebrate me left me speechless—and that doesn’t happen often, I might add.
So, my mind started racing. How could I surprise them to thank them for all of their thoughtfulness? Since I like to celebrate people with food, I think I’ll make them this:
How do you like to surprise or celebrate people?