April 11, 2014 – Today was spectacular! The mailman delivered a box for Mom and while he was in the driveway chatting with her I had another opportunity to jump into his postal truck and rummage through envelopes for interesting and exotic looking stamps. I thought I might get a scolding when he stepped back into the vehicle and spotted me sitting in a clear plastic mail bin marked Property of the United States Postal Service, but I didn’t. In fact, the man with the white beard and ruddy face was most hospitable. He handed me a manila envelope that had my name written in script across the front.
“You’re Mom told me that you’re into stamp collecting. I saved these for you. Most of them are cancelled, but there’s a few in mint condition that you might find interesting. I like to lend a helping hand whenever I hear of someone interested in stamp collecting.”
I thanked him profusely as I hopped off the truck into our driveway.
“Oh… and there’s a special coin from Bali in there for Sawyer,” he added before driving away.
Wow! He even thought of Sawyer’s collection. She’s going to flip! I carefully carried the package back to the henhouse, sniffing its contents along the way. It smelled amazing and brimming with adventure! Will I find images of gold mines and faraway beaches inside, or drawings of safari animals or birds of the rain forest? Maybe I’ll see pictures of castles or carnival grounds or the romantic cobble-lined streets of Avignon. Ah… Tonight, I will travel the world with a cup of chamomile tea and my magnifying glass.
This has been a wonderful week, and I am a very grateful and humble hen.