A young woman sent a gift to one of her girlfriends. It wasn’t elaborate or expensive or elegant. It was just an item that caught her eye when she was shopping for something else. The small item was almost an afterthought. She dropped it into her large shopping bag where it fell to the bottom and was hidden in the crease.
In the glee of unpacking her newly purchased treasures, she forgot about the tiny item and absentmindedly threw it away along with the used shopping bag. She didn’t think about it again until she was getting ready for bed that evening and was reviewing the days’ activities. She jumped up from her chair and ran to retrieve the bag from the trash. Unfolding the crumpled bag and digging through the multiple creases she finally spied the article, unharmed.
Examining the present again, she realized that it was indeed the perfect gift for her friend. Maybe it wasn’t just an accident that she found this item? Did something tell her to buy the present? Could she be motivated by something she didn’t understand? Whatever she was feeling by just looking at the present motivated her decision to give the present to her girlfriend the very next day.