One thing you must know about my husband--he's an amazing gift giver. He gave me a gift this fall to meet Erica Orloff, a writer whom I consider to be a mentor, at an amazing conference:
He's that good.
You see, gift giving is his super power. My super power? This game. Yup. Totally useless super power.
I gave him what he asked for on his birthday. Because gift giving is not my super power.
This week, he gave me a dress from the show Project Runway. This dress. (It's the simply delicious cream dress, in case a different one pops up when you click over.) It wasn't my birthday (in fact, it was right after his), and there wasn't any rhyme or reason to give me a gift. Other than he had been waiting for the dress to be stocked so he could buy it for me. And that he loves giving people gifts. And that it's his super power.
What an awesome super power--to bring joy to people. He uses it quite well.
So, on this week of giving thanks, I will thank him for all the wonderful gifts he brings me--the experiences, the special things, his support for my writing, and the gift of him in my life.
Happy birthday, babe. And THANKS.
Do you have a super power? Is it useful? Do you use your super power for good or evil? What are you thankful for?