|I received a whole tray of cookies and mini cakes from Grandma:)|
My Grandma has been sending my brother and I parcels on every special occasion – birthdays, Christmas, new year – ever since my family moved away from Japan. As a kid, I loved receiving parcels from her because she always knew what I wanted; as a teenager, I loved her parcels because they were filled with pretty dresses and I was also given extra pocket money; now, I love receiving her parcel because I know that she is still healthy and alive, and although we are miles apart, the love and concern for one another remains unchanged.
|And a birthday card too:)|
Sometimes, we all forget to be thankful for the little things that matter in life and focus on our material needs and wants. Sometimes, we get caught up with excelling in school or climbing the corporate ladder, we neglect the things or people that make a difference to our lives ; we stop counting our blessings, and channel our energies to worrying – I am guilty of this too. But every time I receive a parcel from my Grandma, it acts as a reminder to be grateful for what I have and for the people whom I love and treasure.
So, thank you Grandma for your lovely parcel this year, and for all the unconditional love all these years. Above all, thank you for reminding me to count my blessings!