Friday, April 1, 2011

"Cultivate the Attitude of Gratitude".

I want to thank all of you who emailed and left comments, it all helped to get moving forward again…..

One of the comment mentioned the above thought…..and it struck a chord…I have so much to be thankful for! My family who loves me, the roof over my head ( which by the way is getting replaced due to hail damage, just found out yesterday), and the blessings of friends, to name just a few. And so, I want to share with you a random act of kindness bestowed on me….I received an email from a lady named Kathy….

Hi Sandy,

I started to read your blog back in January. I love all of the happy colors! I enjoy paper crafting and home decorating too. The reason I am writing is that a couple of years ago I bought some vintage decals on one of my thrift store/yard sale/flea market field trips. It's only a handful. I don't know what I thought I would do with them but I liked that they were vintage. Now I am cleaning out my studio and getting rid of some of the stuff I doubt I will use. I'd like to send the vintage decals to you! I knew immediately that you were the person for them when I first read your blog. Would you like to have them? Would you be willing to provide your mailing address? I will gladly send them off to you with NO OBLIGATION! I just think you would enjoy them more than I will. Thanks for having such a cute blog and sharing your treasures online.

Happy Monday! Kathy

And so a few days later this is the wonderful little package that arrived…


I almost didn’t want to open it, it was so cute! wrapped in wax paper with my favorite twine, and all of the vintage goodness!


But I finally did open it and this was the surprise!


Aren’t these just so cute!!!! I am sure I can find items to put all of these on….Thank you again Kathy, for your kindness and generosity. :)


Unknown said...

What a wonderful little gift...there is nothing like a random act of kindness to brighten the day. So glad you are feeling better today!
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

My Vintage Mending said...

Just the sweetest gifts come in thought word and deed...they are certainly at the right home....smiles...Renee

Kathy said...

Hurray! How happy I am to know that the little package arrived at just the time you needed a lift. More importantly, I am glad you are feeling better! Have a wonderful weekend. ~Kathy

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a thoughtful thing to do. She is a sweet lady! Glad to hear you are feeling better about things today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nan said...

Oh gosh those decals are so cute. I love random acts of kindness you are good at that yourself and got one back.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

These kinds of gifts are the best gifts of all... no strings attached. Just kindness and thoughtfulness.


Betty said...

Don't you love surprises from bloggers!! She sent those gifts to someone who would not only love them but know what to do with them too!

Anonymous said...

Ooo! I've seen those black swan decals before. I think I must remember them from a childhood bathroom? I know that little care package was a "perk me up" for you!

Did my whiskey suggestion help? ;) Seriously, I've been clean and sober for 28 years and I don't drink a single drop of anything! I was just trying to cheer you up. ♥

Jenny's Heart said...

How lovely and how nice to get an unexpected gift.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear things are looking up for you. Sorry to hear about the roof though.
I have met the most wonderful people through blogging and have also been gifted things with no obligation. They did it just to make my day. And I pay it forward as I can as well.
Bloggers are special!

And you are very sweet.

Anita Kehn said...

I, too am glad that you have picked up courage. Depression can be a terrible thing. Do something each day that is a joy and that will help. Gratitude will also keep that depression at bay. In the end you'll do fine. Love...

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Sandy,
I know that I have been missing but I wanted to pop by to say Hi! Doesn't it make your heart sing when people share the little acts of random kindess with you? It wasn't a big deal but it let you know that someone was thinking about your happiness and they are trying to bring a smile to your day. I hope you are still smiling.


Unknown said...

How sweet is that Sandy? There is a book out a few years back called Random Acts of Kindess. What joy random kindness brings to others. Thanks for the reminder!

FABBY'S LIVING said...'re feeling better! Great you received a package when you most needed a little up lift Sandy, acts of kindness are like little mirackles. Thanks for sharing.
Sleep tight and God bless.


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