I received two sweet gifts from women I have met through the wonderful community that blogging is. The first gift is from Roben-Marie of Every Life Has a Story. She and I took a stenciling class from Mary Ann Moss. She made these cute little stencil journals and sent one to me in a beautiful stenciled and sprayed envelope. Thank you Roben-Marie, it truly was a bright spot in my day.
Yesterday I received this wonderful book written and illustrated by Martha at Art du Jour by Martha Lever
It is a beautiful book written for "children of all ages" as Martha says. Both the words and illustrations are inspiring. Thank you Martha, it touched my heart.
There is a part of me reluctant to post gifts like this, I do not want to make anyone else feel bad for not having received them. But, I also want you all to know that I do not take these kindnesses for granted. So, I am going to post them. There have been a few of you who have sent me a sweet gift, and I do want to thank you again. Knowing how these acts of kindness touch my heart makes me want to begin to do more of that myself.
I am constantly amazed at how this community has become such a part of my life, how special each and every one of you are to me.