I just want to share a little true story today. It is NOT a shameless plug for my Etsy shop, but a heartwarming note about love.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, here in the United States. That means that kids and families will be celebrating the love of moms. Well, this week, too late to ship at a reasonable rate to New York from Oregon, there was an order for a “just a thought” pillow placed in my shop….
The man who ordered it had requested delivery in time for Mother’s Day, but it was going to cost $18 to ship it. The pillow sells for $8.
I began a “convo” with the man about the cost to ship vs. the value of the pillow. I am copying his reply below…
“Yes the shipping does seem very silly. $18 shipping for an eight dollar item. But this is the gift my daughter wants to give my wife for Mother’s Day so it is what it is. Thank you.”
I was touched by several things here. One, the time it took this daughter to search the millions of listings on Etsy to find this one little $8 item that she wanted for her mother. Two, the patience the father exhibited to place the order and communicate with me several times, when he could have taken the girl to a neighborhood store so easily. Three, the willingness to pay this “very silly” price to make his daughter and his wife happy. My reply to him when I posted the bill for the freight difference…
“Happy Mother’s Day to one loved mom!”
It really isn’t about the gift or the cost…it is all about the love!