Gratitude: Good for the Soul

Gratitude: Good for the Soul

Chicken Card

You might remember the amazing “chickens” Christmas card my friend Donald Sexauer designed for our office a couple of years back. Or maybe the painting of our office building. He’s always doing stuff like that.


He’s a retired teacher and every year he grows more creative – and generous. A few months ago, while he was cooking what would be a great dinner, I strolled through is garden, taking iPhone photos of some of his extraordinary flowers, especially the orchids. I emailed him the shots and more or less forgot about them.

Until my birthday


Donald came over with a beautifully- wrapped birthday present: 8 miniature works of art on canvas. They were all expressionist paintings, each a version of one of the flower photos I’d emailed him.


How to frame them? Amazon to the rescue. In no time, I found the perfect multiframe. It arrived in a large box and, alas, one of the glass “windows” was broken. I emailed the company (because the e-address was on the packing slip) and told them I’d send it back. They said to keep it and a new one was on the way. It arrived three days later. The company, Adorama, has a friend for life. I do Adore them, and have already referred them to friends in New York who buy frames.

I’m grateful to Donald for making me such a beautiful gift. I love it. And I’m grateful to Adorama for replacing the frame so quickly and without any problem. And now I’m telling the world. Gratitude feels good.

One Response

  1. Good to see that this was your Adorama experience, Lois – and thank you for sharing!

    BTW LOVE the paintings – my hobby is painting water-color flowers, but can only dream of getting to this level……..

    Helen Oster
    Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador