A Parcel of Love from Jannie

Here I am sitting all stuffed up on my Computer chair- actually a dining chair pulled in to set with my desktop and writing this.

Today was indeed a day full of surprises. Just when I thought I’ll share the news; the reality struck me on my face. There isn’t anyone around me, present physically who would watch me getting this excited. But that’s the most beautiful part of it all!

It’s been an hour and a half and I am still crying.

Sniff! Wait! I am not upset. I am happy. I am too choked up with emotions to be able to take control over myself. So what if I couldn’t step out of the country for higher studies or works? Things indeed have their strange ways to find you around. Leave the foreign travel alone, I don’t even have a passport; one of the many repercussions of being parentless. Just when I decided to make my limitation of being stuck to home (alone) my biggest advantage and started to write; something very strange happened.

Virtual friendships!

When I say cyber relationships; I don’t mean a chat or two alone. I am referring to friendships or relationships that then go on as though no geographical limitations ever existed. I would cheers my cuppa over the chat or even take tips for cooking! With endless sessions of gossips over the chat; life suddenly seems to smile back at me- telling me to imitate the gesture. At other times, there may be emails asking me about my mundane life and them sharing tit- bits about their personal life. I strongly feel that these maybe the relationships those have already been settled against my Karmic chart. That there isn’t anything left for me to give to them. Instead, they are there to fill me up with the emotions that I once thought had estranged me.

Unconditional Love..

I wonder how benevolent they must feel while picking up some gifts, packing those carefully, with a casual hand- written note thrown in, reflecting upon their sheer joy in doing so; so that the packet survives the travel to India!

Who doesn’t love to receive gifts?

Surprises, gifts, hand written notes; I have a huge collection of those neatly displayed at my home. I have almost all of those gifts with me that I have collected over the years of time. Some of those are as old as collected by my mom when she was a kid! The more recent ones include a box sent by Blaga and that uncle I met during my train travel.

Just a few hours back, I received one from Jannie now.

Woohoo! Am I excited? That’s an understatement for sure. If I haven’t harped enough about how thankful I am to writing for re- inventing me; here’s yet another benediction of the same. It really doesn’t matter where (geographically) I am or how I may be (mental state of being); all that does is what they perceive of me through my written words. A few things that I scratched open with child- like enthusiasm made me see enough Love for me to last my lifetime or maybe even many more; considering the fact that this note would float in the cyber-space breaking all limitations of timelines.

I am humbly pleasured and thankful indeed to receive this packet with an organic soap, her 1st music CD, a packet of note- cards, name cards, a greeting with a hand written note. The contents are exactly how I used to while writing to ………… It used to be a sheer bliss in arranging for surprise birthday celebrations while at work.

All that is coming back to me now!

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14 Responses to A Parcel of Love from Jannie

  1. Becca Givens says:

    Some of my virtual friendships are deeper and more loving that those physically surrounding me! xoxoxo Wonderful!!

  2. Hey Olivia :D
    I agree that online cyber friendships are just as real as other friendships…we’re all real people, with real lives and we’re blessed to be a part of one another’s lives here in cyberland….

    Hope you have a wonderful day and that any tears you cry remain out of happiness!
    Chloe xx

    • Olivia says:

      Hey sweetheart!
      What a beautiful day to be reading you here.. :)
      Indeed, cyber friendships are far real.. I owe you for this one!

      Thank you so much for your wishes.. Hugs xoxox

  3. How kind and how delightful. I feel choked up… :-)

    Olivia, I do feel that “virtual” friendships are as real as our off-line friendships. They’re just different.

    Love post, dear one.

    JamieDedes

    • Olivia says:

      For some reason I knew you would fly in to comment on this one.. :D
      Indeed, you are right; they are as beautiful and valuable as real life friendships.. In my case these proved to be the best of all!
      Perhaps it’s the Computer who is my best friend- lolsss

      Hugs xoxox

      • Hugs back! I know it’s more than the computer. You are dear. Never doubt.

        Sorry it took so long to get back and check on this comment. Life events cross purposes with good intentions.

        Blessings …

        Jamie

        • Olivia says:

          You can say that again Jamie!!!
          I so believe in science of cause.. like if I could make yet another universal law that every action has a proposed reaction; one needs to be analytic enough to discover that…

          Thank you for your blessings.. :) Can do with much more.. I am greedy.. :D
          mega Hugs xoxoxox

  4. Ahhhhh, my dear cyber buddie… I am only too happy to put a little sweetness in your day, returning all the love you leave at my blog.

    I am a very very lucky and blessed Jannie, it is my honor to share the love.

    Just a quick comment, as I am off to the recording studio, whoooooohoooo.

    Xxxooo

    • Olivia says:

      wowowow.. wishing you a very beautiful almost weekend here now!
      When you wrote this I was blissfully asleep.. My sleep pattern has gotten disturbed; almost following the UK pattern!

      Once again, I am so thankful for receiving this nice one.. I am one very happy soul now.. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  5. Bodhirose says:

    I am so happy for you, Olivia!! The sweet dearness of this friend sending you a wonderful surprise brought a tear to my eye too. You are so deserving of all the kindness and love that you are receiving. What a sweet soul you have connected with who thinks so highly of you and wanted to bring you happiness.

    Thanks for sharing your “parcel of love”.

    Lots of love,
    Gayle xoxo

    • Olivia says:

      My Dear Darling Gayle,

      When I said virtual relationships; your name was the 1st to appear on my mind! Thank you so much for celebrating this happy event with me.. She calls me her soul sister.. cultures and miles (nautical actually) apart; there are so many things uncannily common between us.

      Maybe I was destined to be in the US today but since that didn’t happen, a parcel touched my life instead. I strongly believe so.. if that’s how I am to look at it; I am long overdue for a world tour. wooohoo!!
      Sending you many hugs xoxoxoxox

      • Bodhirose says:

        Dearest Olivia,

        So, so very happy for you–still! And thank you for including me on your list of cyber friends–I am honored! If you ever do make it to the U.S., I hope we will meet and be able to smile at each other face to face and give each other a warm hug.

        Much love,
        Gayle xoxo

        • Olivia says:

          AMEN!
          It’s on my wish-list already.. I am all set to flap out now.. maybe out of the country too.. soon
          I would love to gossip about men as a species and how similar our lives have been!
          It’s been long.. I would love someone to cook for me while I smile around in name of being a perfect host.. ghost.. ouchchch Guest.. hehehe

          Much love and many hugs xoxox

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