And some days you are surprised.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

I have to say some days I am just genuinely surprised at human nature. Some days people can be so rude, obnoxious, and just absolutely people-y. And other days people can be so kind, genuine, and loving that you just want to live forever to enjoy these moments.

Well, Sunday I had one of these great and loving moments. You could almost hear the harp and cello playing in the background with the frosted lens for the hallmark movie. Yes, it was Mother’s Day. Yes, my kid gave me a card. But it is what was said inside that hit me. “Mom, I’m so glad you are the go-getter you are and that you’ve taught me to go after what I want.”

All those years of feeling guilty about who I am, how much I work, all the volunteer time, and on and on. But she saw it. And she learned from it. It was truly one of those moments where life flashes before your eyes and you think…I did all right.

So I will remind you to not only send the card (because it might mean the world to someone else) but to be present. Be present in the every day moments. Mentor. Teach. And, most of all, be you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Remember if you are sending a card for the 30th birthday now is the time.

Also, if you are donating cards (with envelopes) for the soldiers please begin to gather them for me. I will be assembling our first box at the end of the month. So as I drop off or you pick up for the catalog next week please have them ready.

Resting in appreciation.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is Mother’s Day in the states. So I will ask you if you find peace and rest in others showing appreciation for what you do day in and day out. Are you gracious in receiving as well as being able to re-charge? Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂