Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kindness That Warms The Heart

Today I received a surprise package in the mail from Rachel, a blogger friend that I had the pleasure to meet in person this past summer.    Oh if she could only see the ice forming in the very ocean that she and her husband went kayaking in while on their honeymoon here. 

When I saw her name on the return address of the parcel that was delivered to me today, it made me smile.  When I saw what was inside, it warmed my heart.  Because she knows I love sprinkles. 

And then to discover that she hand made something for me too.  I was so touched by that. 

Rachel's thoughtfulness came from her desire to participate in a Pay It Forward event.  A powerful gesture to inspire kindness to others. 

No matter how remote we may be from each other in distance, this world of blogging has a way of drawing us closer. 

Connecting us with people that we may have never known,

oftentimes inexplicably, from just the random click of a mouse. 


jojo said...

it's a wonderful thing isn't it? And so hard for people who don't blog to understand the amazing connections we have made...
how sweet and thoughtful of Rachel. Enjoy!

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful heartwarming gesture you received from Rachel.

Country Girl said...

I love when things like this happen. Blogging has opened my heart a little bit more. xo

Piecefulafternoon said...

Isn't it grand the things that happen when you reach out through blogs?

And your photos - simply amazing!!! Feels like I'm right there, except that I'm nice and warm!

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful Lilly. Isn't it amazing how blogging connects us with other people? I have become really good friends with a bloggie friend I met in person this past Fall and it is amazing how we conected. It is like we are sisters seprated at birth :) Have a beautiful day.

Linen + Verbena (former Just Simply Live :)

Lisa T. said...

That is so true...


SprinkleBakes said...

What a beautiful gesture. I love that you told us all about it! :)

Rain said...

These are such thoughtful, caring gifts to share-and thank you for sharing them with us. Your photos as always are beautiful-I miss Maine for the few weeks I am here in N. Carolina-but it sure is warm here! Think sunny warm days!! Rain

Privet and Holly said...

As I near my one
year anniversary
of blogging, this
is the theme that
comes instantly to
my mind: kindness.
There is surely
more kindness in
the world than less,
but that is not a
message that we find
in the news or even
in much tv or movies.
Love your gift and
Rachel sounds like
a delight. Of course,
you know I adore these
xx Suzanne

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, So true, so true. I just love blogging too. I've met some wonderful friends like you kiddo. Happy Super Bowl Sunday, Sandy:O)

~ Lisa ~ said...

Hi Lili,

How lovely to be thought of in such a special way. It truly is that kind of kindness that warms the heart. It reminds me to "not be stale" and to remember my dear friends too. Your sprinkles are just lovely and I loved your idea you shared a few months ago. I've been collecting my bottles to start my own collection. In fact, I'm going to get out in this frigid weather, go get me a mocha and take a trip to the thrift store. That should do me good for this cabin fever. Stay warm up there in Maine.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

hometown girl said...

that is so nice! how sweet for you to get that in the mail! it is the little things that mean the most! hope all is well! susan

Lee said...

That's really wonderful- and it makes you smile all day long!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

This is a truly heartwarming post...and it looks like you can use some heartwarming.

It is SO BEAUTIFUL. I can't imagine ice on the ocean that I think of as always in motion, always rushing in and out of John's Bay. You get so attuned to the sounds that you know when the tide turns, or when slack tide quiets everything.

Love this and I agree. Amazing the friends we meet from blogging. LIKE YOU DEAR LILI.


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Rachel Lynn said...

Lili, I'm so relieved that you got your gift! I only had your physical address from coming out last summer and I was worried that you had a PO Box, but I didn't want to ask you so it could be a surprise! I'm glad you like it!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

What sweet gifts! It is amazing the people that we meet through this thing called blogging ;-)
Wishes to you for a wonderful weekdend Lili ~ ♥ Rebecca

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, Just wanted to stop by and wish you, Henri and Simon, Happy Sweets Day! Sandy:O)

vicki said...

Beautiful winter photos Lili - the ice flow, the surf against the snowy shore - your photos always take my breath away!

You are so right - this world of blogging has truly opened up a new and treasured experience for me. I have made so many friends from all over the world. Your gifts are precious - beautiful little sprinkles - love the pink!

The opportunity to meet a fellow blogger is so very special. I look forward to the day when we will meet - I know it will happen!


davidpatterson said...

Lili... cannot believe there is ice on the ocean! The days are getting longer and I am looking forward to the warmer temperatures of spring!