With Mother’s Day and Graduation Day just around the corner I thought now was the perfect time to talk about the gift of time. Who wouldn’t love more time? Okay, maybe a high school senior is counting down the time, but for those of us who are busy adulting, everyday time is such a precious commodity! I want more time with my daughter, more time with my students, more time to plan, more time to travel…the list could seriously go on and on! Who’s with me?
I think time is part of what makes a gift so special. It takes time to be thoughtful. I always try to be a great gift giver, but I learned that I need to start listening, really listening, to up my game.
Today a friend from work gave me a gift out of the blue. I was so surprised and felt so loved. This precious teacher and mom of two, took time out of her day to buy something for me because I had a hard week. It gets even better, each piece was thoughtful!
This super cute pineapple, plastic wine glass filled with jelly beans made me happier than a kid on Christmas! Here’s why:
Part 1…a few weeks ago, I was rushing to get out the door and accidentally knocked a wine glass of my night stand. It shattered in a million pieces that I didn’t have time to clean up, so I closed my door to make sure the sweetest puppy members of my family were safe. I remember laughing about it at work and dreading picking it up when I got home and I am better about trying to make sure that I don’t leave a glass there. An ounce of prevention, right? Other than trying to prevent another morning catastrophe, I really hadn’t thought about it again…but she did. Thus the plastic wine glass! Genius!
Part 2…This same friend was wearing the cutest pineapple shirt the other day. I remember saying that I loved it and that I was obsessed with pineapples right now. Not only did she buy me a plastic wine glass, she somehow found one with a pineapple on it!
I’m a talker, I talk a lot…yet it always surprises me when someone shows me they actually listen. I obviously need to work on talking less and listening more or at least just really heariing. Keeping it real!
Part 3…It’s no secret that I will eat almost anything that has sugar in it. Just saying, it is true. However, ever since Easter, I have been walking around with a handful of jelly beans quite a lot. No shame in that game. So the icing on this gift’s cake was that the best wine glass ever made in my opinion was filled to the brim with jelly beans!
I am sharing this because not only am I grateful for such a thoughtful gift, but I know that Mother’s Day and Graduation are around the corner. I hope to put as much thought into my gifts as Michelle put into mine. That being said, I can tell you a JORD watch is a perfect Mother’s Day or graduation gift! How do I know? My 18 year old daughter who has never worn a watch in her life up to this point is wearing my JORD watch everyday. Too bad I didn’t save it for her graduation gift, but it’s not too late for you, haha.
Seriously, what gift says, “I’ll love you till the end of time” better than a unique watch? The grad in your life has put in countless hours studying and did what it took to reach this huge milestone!
Jord Watches are unique in part because their bands are made from different types of wood, making each timepiece one of a kind! An added bonus, the watch comes in a beautiful wood box with a small drawer in the bottom, perfect for storing other small jewelry like rings and earrings. The watch my daughter and I are wearing is in the Cora: Zebrawoood and Rose. You can also shop Jord Men’s Watch Collection here.
So, in the spirit of gift giving, it’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Whoohoo! Every person who enters will be given a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site. One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends. Entering is a win, win! Good Luck!
The giveaway will close 05/14/2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 07/31/2017.
Okay Short & Sweet readers, your turn! I know other readers would love to hear your gift ideas! Leave a comment and share the love! I can’t wait to hear them.
I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Keeping It Short & Sweet,
*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.