Thoughtful “Get Well” Gifts
Written by on Saturday, June 6th, 2015

I’ve spent the last few weeks recovering from surgery

so I’m sorry that my blog posts are (temporarily) a little few & far between.

However, I just had to take the time to share the 2 things that helped cheer me up the most during my recovery… just in case you know someone who you’d like to cheer up also.

I haven’t had much of an appetite, but My hubby knows how much I love the local ice cream shop’s child-size vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles, so he made sure he picked up one for me… okay, full disclosure… he brought it home twice. 😉

ice cream

The second thing that really cheered me up involved a gift my son & daughter-in-law bought me last year.  It was something they heard me mention in passing…   the only board game I had as a young girl.

Evidently, they decided to search eBay for it and on my birthday, surprised me with it.

I was SO surprised to own it again, after all these years, but also wondered if I would ever find anyone

with enough time to sit down & play such a silly game with me.

Check out the vintage graphics of this glow-in-the-dark game.  Are you scared? LOL

green ghost box

Anyway, the game also became a post-surgery “Get Well” gift when my son & daughter-in-law invited my hubby & I over for dinner and surprised me by asking me to also bring over my GREEN GHOST game.  Not only did they fix us a wonderful meal, but my son put the game together, did his best to resurrect the game board’s “glow-in-the-dark” capability and read the entire directions (so he could give us the cliff note’s version of them).  Then, all 3 of them hung in there for over an hour to play the game through to the end.  But, I have to admit… we laughed ourselves silly!

And as I began to realize that my childhood game was much more silly than even I remembered, I also realized that their time playing it with me was a gift, in itself!  To give you a small idea… each of the plastic game board’s trap doors had nothing more than a cardboard box underneath, that when opened (to dig for a little green ghost figure), were all 3 filled with different “SCARY” things, like black feathers (representing crow’s wings), rubber bands (representing snakes) and plastic sticks (representing human bones)…

scared YET? LOL

game board

So, if you’re trying to lift someone’s spirits whose been through a rough time, why not try one of these ideas.   Put in some investigative work to find out what their favorite “treat” is and surprise them with it OR uncover something important in their past and take the time to revisit it with them.  Those are the things that make life memorable and (as it did in my case) might just make them feel better too!

Enjoy the Creativity!



  1. Wanda says:

    Hello Eileen
    I am truly sorry that you have been sick and i did not know you had surgery. i hope and pray everything is “A OKAY” and get to feeling better soon, cause i can not wait to see what you will decorate next… take good care of your self and God Bless You on your speedy recovery!

  2. Ginny says:

    Sorry to hear you had surgery and pray you are on the road to recovery. What wonderful gifts and I know they brought joy to you. Take care.

  3. Lourdes E Taboada says:

    Wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery!

  4. Stella Hennis says:

    Prayers that you continue to feel stronger every day

  5. Misha says:

    Eileen, I am wishing you a speedy recovery and will keep you in my prayers.

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