Good listening skills are rare which is why a phone call from my favourite florist telling me she has flowers waiting puts a smile on my face and a skip in my step. My friend Heather is working and living waaaaay up north and not only sent these flowers to me from her northerly perch, but remembered how much I love flowers and who to call to get my favourite kind. That my dear readers, is a good listener. I’m always happy to see lovely Leanne in her shop and catch up. When she told me she ordered these beautiful white ranunculus flowers just for me, I was thrilled. Hmm, maybe good listening skills aren’t so rare? Listening and remembering, ah, what a gift to be on the receiving end of two important traits. Thank you sweet Heather and Leanne for creating my Christmas bouquet, they are a wonderful and unexpected gift.