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Finding the Perfect Greeting Card

Have you ever been divinely nudged to buy a gift that turned out to be the best possible choice?

The perfect gift

Have you ever felt divinely led to buy the perfect greeting card or gift for someone?

That’s what happened to me back in March when I visited the Frick Collection, a museum in New York City. I stepped inside the Frick’s gift shop, hoping to find a greeting card for Roberta Messner, a frequent Guideposts contributor. There was a whole wall of cards and many, many options to choose from. But one card in the middle of it all seemed to be calling out to me. 

It was square-shaped and had a photo of an antique clock on it. Apparently the clock was one of the many treasures on display at the museum, though I hadn’t seen it on my visit.

“That’s the card,” I thought. “Get it for Roberta.”

I purchased it, wrote a message inside and dropped it in the mail.

About a week later, I got an email from Roberta. “I ADORE MY CLOCK CARD!” the subject line read.  

“It is so wonderful,” Roberta wrote in her email. “It reminds me of so many memories of my dad who was an antique clock dealer.”

An antique clock dealer? I couldn’t believe it. I had no idea Roberta’s dad was a clock dealer. Had I been divinely nudged to pick out that card for her?

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