Thanks for popping in!
Spent a fab day today with yet another lovely group of crafty folks.
I know most of them, so it’s a very comfortable place for me, too.
And many of them are also blog-friends,
so it’s great to hook up in the flesh, as it were!!!
Lynne Bishop turned up with the most fabulous cake this morning!
Check out the brayer and the Jo’s Bubbles stencil!!
See the Pale Blue paint leaking?
And the Black Archival and the Buff Titanium paint.
Here’s the lady herself.
Or should I say Cake-Baker Supreme?
Many thanks Lynne.
Deeeeelish, they all exclaimed!
I was thinking about what to blog about today,
it being Mindful Wednesday.
And as usual, the idea wrapped itself around me
and become crystal clear by the end of play.
There is something about giving
which goes far deeper than the gift.
I have been showered with gifts the last few weeks at the retreats.
It’s not my birthday, but nonetheless...
What blows me away is that people were actually thinking about me before they arrived.
They thought about me and decided to put a smile on my face.
They thought about what would put a smile on my face and then proceeded to put that thought into action.
And THAT is amazing.
Beautiful handmade cards,
gifts of lavender,
fantastic original framed parchment art,
Just look at this mountain of kindness and generosity!
Even 2 superb personalised coasters for our bedsides.
How did you know Moya? !!
Cookies, chocolates.... unbelievable.
Generosity and Kindness.
They go hand in hand.
They make the world a sweeter, better place.
Last week I actually said in the Wednesday blog that
The Highest form of Wisdom is Kindness.
We have all heard it said that it is better to give than receive,
and I certainly enjoy giving immensely.
I don’t know about you, but I am much more comfortable
giving than receiving. It’s in my DNA.
Mum, Dad, Steve, my Nan, Aunty Esther, Aunty Evelyn.
It’s the way we’re built and I’ve never been any different.
You see, all the time I am focussed on somebody else,
I’m not thinking about me, myself or I.
But when I stop to accept gifts graciously,
and when I ponder them,
I also realise that to receive feels good at a deep level, too.
It’s the thought and time that people spend,
putting a smile on my face which is so humbling.
And I am very grateful for that!
Of course I appreciate greatly the gifts themselves!
They are delightful and beautiful!
But what touches me and fills me with gratitude
is the time and thought people have given me.
Every sunrise is an opportunity for us to brighten someone’s day.
My days have been brighter than usual !
Love and Hugs,