Hope's grandma got her this little curio shelf and a box full of little cats for Christmas. When Hope was first unwrapping all of the cats, I could tell she appreciated the gesture, but didn't really "get" the gift. It wasn't until we hung this little shelf on her wall that she got really excited about it. She searched her room for more cats (because this shelf is a "cats only" club) and whenever we go thrifting or on trips, she's constantly searching for the perfect kitties to place in her shelf. I know it's something she'll cherish and remember fondly from her childhood one day when she's all grown.
I see this warped little shelf filled with cats as a classic case of "sometimes you don't even know what you want until it's handed it to you". I think we can all related with that at certain points in our lives. You are handed something in life with a big question mark on your face, and over time you end up realizing just how special it is. Some of my best relationships/experiences/jobs started out like this. Life can be so funny that way.