As I was putting away my Christmas items today, I took pictures of the gifts I received from my friends in blog land. From my lovely friend Maria, I received this wonderful Lynette Anderson book, and an Australian calendar. Thanks Maria!!
Di sent a package that contained several things: some little wee teddies to hang on my tree, stickers that will be incorporated into my scrapbooking and card making, and a wooden BELIEVE that has a picture holder attached to it. Di and I both like the word Believe, and exchange a gift with it each year. I just this minute decided how I'm going to use this new one. I also won a charm pack from Di, and she included it with my gifts. Can't wait to turn it into something wonderful.
I've been giving a lot of thought to my WORD for this year, and I've come up with KINDNESS. I decided to participate in 26 Acts of Kindness in memory of the 26 lives lost in Newtown Connecticuty, and I've gained more from it than the recipients of the acts of kindness. I think this world needs more kindness, from being kind to ourselves to being kind to total strangers. While I've read many stories about financial kindness, an act of kindness does not have to cost anything. I helped a neighbor shovel snow on Saturday! Imagine a world where strangers are kind to one another.