I love me a good present, don't you? A token of affection, or appreciation, expected or unsolicited, can make my day, sometimes my whole week!
There are, of course, the Big Gifts..long term gifts to love and cherish: children and family, health, the very molecules and DNA that makes us who we are. And extended family, like friends, and very best friends...whether they have hair or fur...
And the gifts from mother nature sometimes so awe inspiring you could cry. I try so very hard to not take anything she gives for granted....
Can you imagine a world without flowers....
in all their wonderful colors and shapely glory? I shudder at the thought!
And sometimes, there's the gift of receiving, that makes you feel so happy, the gift itself doesn't even matter, no matter how wonderful it is.
Sasha Libby is a domestic goddess residing in Canada, who, besides being an awesome mom, wife, daughter, and cupcake maker, is also a brilliant, funny, delightfully thoughtful human being who you just know you could talk to from the first cup of Starbucks in the morning to the evening martinis and still not cover it all.
Like I said, I am a fool for presents. So imagine how excited I was when the postmaster (i love his bow) gave me this:
A package from Canada! Oh, Saucy makes things. Incredibly fun things....like iPod earrings! I apologize for the blurry photo:
Don't you think I will make great cupcakes wearing these?
Ok, true. It was a giveaway on Saucy's fun blogspot, Saucy's Sprinkles. I was just a randomly picked person....Or was I? Either way, Ms. Saucy I luuuurrrvveeess it! Thank you!
I also think its a gift when gifted people share their gifts. Now, I know I am in danger of turning this blog into the Vanessa Valencia fan club, but well, that wouldn't be so bad, hee hee.
I love her blog, which to me is way more than a blog, she's so in tune and thoughtful and intuitive, and makes the world look brighter...but I have to say, the journey into A Fanciful Twist land, with weeling creatures and wonderful fantastical prints, has also enriched my life by renewing my passion for surrounding myself with handmade treasures.....little legacies for future mes...
Don't you just love it when you find someone whose creative vision just strikes a chord and you must must have it? Or, must create around it?
A gift from a gifted person, that you gift to yourself because you're special.
(That's why i bought this little birdy with the big personality from A Forest Frolic Jamie, too cute!)
Annd...I am eagerly waiting a piece from Mr. Tristan Robin Blakeman, from Enchanted Revelry , so aptly named. I am crushing on him, just a smidge. If you haven't been to his site, you are truly missing a stop in Spectacularville.
John Quincy Adams said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
A great big THANK YOU to those of you in bloglandia who share your gifts with us, so freely and intimately, and inspire us. You are our friends and truly our leaders!!!
You have a gift, too. You know it. I know it. My gift is, well you probably already guessed, Seuss and Silverstein type rhyming. And I dig me some wordage...:)
What is your gift? Shout it out on the count of three! Don't be shy-own it! Ready? 1....2....3!!
EXCELLENT!! Now, go nurture your gift, and celebrate the creative you today!!
xoxox Rhonda Roo