Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Blessing of Giving More Than Expected...

Sometimes I am asked why I am doing what I am doing - and especially since it has not been a money maker....

There is a part of my soul that yearns for expression and sharing.  I created 6 milagro bracelets for a bride recently and went to very much extra work creating special cards for their presentation.  I will share with you what she wrote to me:

 " The items I received were so far beyond what I expected...I ordered the milagros for my bridesmaids and not only were they even more perfect in person, she made me beautiful cards to give my girls and even included a bracelet for me as a gift for my wedding. I was literally brought to tears when I opened my package."

For me this was well worth it on so many levels!  No, I don't know this lady and likely never will.  But to make someone happy like that and know that she connected with what I am trying to do gives me something money can't!

There is a quote I want to share: 

"We are all God's instruments who do our little bit and pass by. I believe that the way in which an act of kindness is done is as important as the action itself." ~ Mother Teresa

I am no Mother Teresa by any stretch, but I have known, really known, the joy of giving more than expected.  Sometimes it can seem thankless, but in that case it gives one a chance to remember why you are doing a thing - not for reward, but for the intrinsic blessing of it.


  1. I found your post on Esty sharing your blog in the Time Travelers Team. I have a blog too and I'm hoping to get more followers (by finally being brave enough to put everything out there). I know what you mean about making someone's day. It satisfies something that you just can't get from money. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  2. Thank you very much for this warm comment! I will see if I can find your blog and follow you as well!