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Thursday, January 13, 2011

day 12

Working out of the house a lot lately. I don't get to meet a lot of strangers that I can personally surprise with a random act of kindness. So I rely on my cyber friends, that I chat with on Artfire and Etsy, but I can't see their faces, hear their real voice.

Today I went to the fabric store. It is unusual how cold we got here in Texas, so I needed some thick, warm fabric to wrap my dogs in. I know they are on the couch, inside, but they love their blankie. I choose a faux fur fabric, in aubergine color and I needed two blanket size pieces to be cut. Well the lady that helped me out was very old, fragile, she must have been less than  100 lb. Her hands were red, you could see the bones. The  arteries running like river on her arm. She started to cut the heavy fabric, did not said a world of complaint, but I could tell how much her hands were hurting. The thick fabric was very hard to cut through, the scissors were dull , the more she struggled, the more the fabric resisted. I could hardly watch it without feeling discomfort my self. She should be home, crocheting in a comfy big chair, watching her favorite soap. She should have the grandchildren bringing her hot soup,  she should be relaxing, she should be allowed to be her age with grace, she should be.....But she was working, cutting fabric. I asked her to stop cutting, and let me do it. She faintly nodded, did not say much, but I saw a tiny sparkle in her tired eyes. Maybe, just maybe I've made her day. I think I might have.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

day 11

I have skipped 2 days. To be perfectly honest with you, I was just going to quit. I though nobody even read this and it is just not working. Then I got a post on here today, that made me teary eyed. It was a kind, but sad remark from someone /day2/ that I've contacted on the second day. A stranger, but a friend, a life that I knew nothing about till today, when she posted on here. I never met you my day two, but I wanted to thank you to bring back the feeling of how great it really feels to do something nice to others. I had no idea, that my small, tiny act will bring a such happiness on a gloomy day. From the deepest part of my soul, I thank you.

I have to make up for the 2 lost days, and I will somehow.
Today I am going to go back to Etsy or Artfire for an other inspiration for the act. I'll keep you posted.....

I found a flood relief fundraiser, that will benefit flood victims in Australia. This was posted by an artist, the event going to take place in mid February. I will post more details about it as I get them
I will donate a handmade product from my Etsy shop to be raffled off.
If you have anything to donate, please do

Queensland Floods


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 9

This is a picture of Eric who passed away 14 years ago in a car accident. His parents keeping his memory alive, asking all of us to do more of random acts of kindness.

I decided to write a letter to my parents letting them know how much they mean to me, and how much I love them for helping me through this so called LIFE. Without their guidance I would be lost. The letter is
still to be written, but I will post it when it is done.

Eric, this one is in your memory, beautiful stranger. I know you loved your parents as much as I do love mine. Your beautiful smile and memory will forever live on.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 8

I have a new idea.... wait I have to come back
OK, I'm back. Can you believe I've got my first comment? This is sooo exiting!

This is what I came up with today, a donation to Gentle Barn.
Anyone out there, when you have time, check out this charity, it is about animals and kids. Two things that give us unconditional love in life. Wouldn't it be great to spread that around a little. /The unconditional love part/

Anyone reading this, please post acts I can use in 2011, there is a long ways to go. 

goodnight ya'll

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 7

Today I choose a random person on Etsy. I've posted a nice comment about her work.  The feeling I get is nice, fuzzy, warm around the chest area, smile forming on my lips, becoming jelly like,  just feels good all around to be kind

This is her work


The note she wrote me back

Thank you, thank you for your kind message! It made my night! Your jewelry is BEAUTIFUL...and I also love your knit cowls. Congratulations on your success! I hope I get my first Etsy sale soon but it's so hard to get noticed when there's so much art out there. I've had a number of people say my price point is probably too high but the collages take a LOT of time to make and they're completely custom so I don't think they're outrageously priced. Can I get your opinion? I think what I might do is add smaller, more lower priced items ($25-$75 range) so some of the pieces are affordable. Any thoughts or constructive criticism would be appreciated!

Thanks again!!

We love Nancy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

day 6

Hi There Everyone,

I am still under the weather, Brian gave me some medicine, looks like he is getting the flu as well. That is the one thing I did not wanted to give.
I am late starting on my RAOK today. It is 11.33 pm so I've decided I post a nice comment for someone on Facebook that I don't know. Well, heck I have to friend them first..... no time left for that today. So I posted
on April's wall commenting on her smile. She has a great one and a very catchy, infectious  fun laugh! When she laughs
you can't help yourself just laughing with her.
So here we go April, I hope I've made a second of your life a little better

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5

I have been sick with the flue for the last week now, yuck. This is a short post, gave some goodies for the less fortunate today.
Will be more detailed tomorrow, I'm going to bed now