The other day I was in quite a state of shock upon opening up my email inbox. Perplexed was I when I saw that I had received a $50 e-gift card to Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble...? Hmm, I didn't remember signing up for their promotions and announcements list. I clicked on the email, sure it was some sort of a scam only to find out that it was certainty the very opposite. It turned out to be one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for me.
I've been emailing back and forth with a sweet reader named Hannah for quite sometime. All of her emails have touched my heart because they are written with such feeling, such honesty, and such heart. Exactly what I want to exude on my blog. It's always been lovely to see an email from her pop up in my inbox and just chit chat back and forth.
This $50 gift card I received on Monday was from Hannah and her family. For my graduation. From people who have never even met me. I feel so overwhelmed with gratitude by this kindness that words cannot even express how I feel. The Nawa family has treated me with more kindness than most people in 'my real life' have ever cared to. Everyday, I am so grateful not only to them, but to all of you incredible readers for your support. Graduating from high school has allowed me to see that this just isn't the end, it's the beginning of a beautiful new journey I get to start with all of you.
With much, much love, Lauren.
P.S. Hannah has her own youtube channel where she pretty much says everything that I long to! She talks about many of the same issues I do here on my blog. It would mean the world to her (and me!) if you could check her channel out ❤