It is only here that I blog with real consistency. I do have another blog that is more “personal” (you know, about family and that kinda stuff) but more and more I am beginning to even share those parts of myself here instead of trying to divide myself so much.
Here, this blog, my little corner of the big ol’ world wide web, is where my heart is….with my art and my creative online friends. I enjoy sharing what I create because that has become such a saving grace for me…my creativity has always been important to me but in the past year it has really bloomed and through that, it has truly saved me from sinking into the deepest depths of depression (now I just skirt around the edges. lol)
Anyway, Some of you have my address from trades we made through ATC's for All and some have it from ning memberships we share…there are even a couple of you that asked for my address a while back. So I don’t know who did it.
Who did what, you ask?
Well, look at what came in the mail today…in a sweet little brown paper wrapped package with no return address…the postmark says Des Moines, IA (but I don’t know anyone from Des Moines, do I?):
It has to be someone from online…I have no friends in real life. I live in a tiny little Alabama town and being just a little eccentric and somewhat new here (I’ve only lived here for 3 years), I’m still “that strange lady from Arkansas that Richie married.” LOL
I just don’t have a clue who sent these wonderful gifts to me…and they’re so well suited to me, too!
Apparently, since there was only an unsigned note inside that said: “I hope these will give you hours of comfort and creativity while you mend” (you have beautiful handwriting, by the way), you don’t want me to know who you are…and that’s okay. I believe wholeheartedly in random acts of kindness and this is one that really blew me away. Tears flooded my eyes with this unbelievable gift that just popped up in my hands so unexpectedly.
Yes, I am ill. Very ill. So are a ton of other people out there. I try not to dwell on it but when your life revolves around your illness, it’s hard not to let it creep into what you write, what you create and journal and, of course, what you put on your blog.
One of you out there, kind soul that you are, must have felt my achy, lonely heart and decided to make me smile and jump for joy today.
And I did. I still am.
Thank you, dear sweet Angel of kindness. Please know that this fabulous gift is received with gratitude and thankfulness. I plan on being better one day soon and you can rest assured that I will pay forward your selfless act of kindness with some random acts of kindness of my own.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Kindness reigns, no matter what the pessimists of the world might say.
Peace & Love,