Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pay It Forward!! I LOVE THIS !!!!!!

This is one of my favorite things to do. DO a simple kindness for someone who is not expecting it, for no reason and ask for NOT A THING in return!!!!This is the theme for the latest Street Team Challenge run by amazing artist, person, friend, Michelle Ward.

Not long ago I recieved a totally unexpected gift from one of my wonderful blogging friends. I was wonderfully surprised and blown away by her kindness. I felt truely loved and appreciated and I thought for about the zillionth time how much my blogging artist friends mean to me. My life has been so enriched and expanded since I started blogging. Sharing my work with "Strangers' and getting feedback from the same folks and establishing friendships based solely on common interests has been truely amazing.

So I am going to Pay that Kindness Forward to one of my inspirational blogging friends. This gal lives far away and we will likely never meet (I suppose one never knows though). She is an incredible inspiration and motivational force for me and I love visiting her blog to see the latest magical creations that she has wrought. I will be sending her a sampling of the amazing beads that my brother brought to me this summer. These beads are very SPECIAL.

They are made from recycled glass by HIV/TB patients (mostly women) in Tanzania. My friend has a passion for beads as I do and my brother was so generous in his gift to me that I immediately thought that I had to share the treasure. I know that my friend will create amazing things with these amazing beads. I also know that she will be very happy to PAY IT FORWARD!!!


Vicki W said...

What a lovely gift - your friend will be thrilled!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Elizabeth, Your rare and beautiful beads should bring delight to your blogfriend (if there is such a word). Sharing our treasures is a truly generous act. Thank you for your comments.

michelle ward said...

Elizabeth - Thanks for sharing your P-I-F story. How fun that you are spreading the love by surprising another artist with some of your special bead stash. I totally know what you mean about being gifted by our blogging friends, whether with a real mail package or with a just-as-precious comment on the blog or via email. The energy generated by good intentions is so powerful.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a wonderful way to pay it forwards ! How great are those beads and the story behind them ?
Your friend is sure to be thrilled !
Cheers to the pay if forWard Crusade !

thethinkingwoman said...

I use these wonderful beads in my work, too. What a special gift and a great way to pay it forward.
-- JeriAnn

Janine said...

Elizabeth, this is a fabulous P.I.F. I am sure your friend will treasure these amazing beads! xo

Maj said...

Those beads are awesome! Lucky friend!

KathrynAntyr said...

Lovely gift. Sharing things that are dear to us is the sweetest of gifts.


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