Like many others, I have been very much inside my own
lately, fretting about this, worrying about that, wavering under the pressures of making a living, feeding the hungry, clothing the [almost] naked and educating the masses, all of whom currently live under our roof. I’m so embarrassed to admit that I’ve been moping around feeling sorry for myself. When I saw this meme
, I decided to shake myself loose from my funk, remembering once again how to give with Joy.
I am entering into the following agreement with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to doing the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment.
I am willing to post overseas (I am in the U.S.), but remember you must commit on your blog to do the same for others.
I make no guarantees that you will like what I send you. But you may be pleasantly surprised. It will definitely be sewing/craft related.
What I send will be made just for you, with love, by my own hands. You’d be surprised how much of our personalities does come through online.
I will complete all 5 gifts this year – 2009.
I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world, that you can touch and feel, and not something cyber.
I reserve the right to do something strange. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. If you find it truly horrendous, just let me know. Perhaps you’ll send it forward to someone who will absolutely love it.
In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
Send your mailing address – after I contact you to confirm.
Everyone is welcome. I guarantee that you will receive something from me providing you do the same for 5 other people in your blog post. Are you game? Let’s do this and I can’t wait to send you what I hope you’ll consider a nice surprise!!!!!!!!!
I just want to say that, if you have stumbled across this post, and you’re feeling the squeeze of life, and you need a pick-me-up, and you need to have someone show you some care and you’re number 6, go stalk the blogs of the first 5 who respond until they post their pay-it-forward and get on their list. Seriously. That, to me, is exactly what this meme is about. It’s about caring for those who need it, and passing that on once our soul has been refreshed in some small way.
Editors Note: This meme has been completed….but don’t hesitate to start another one of your own!