Saturday, December 20, 2008

Choosing Joy: Paying It Forward...


My family and I have been blessed in so many different ways. There have been many instances, as I've mentioned in previous posts, where we were left speechless by a kind gesture or generous gift. I am always thankful, but then I am left with the question of how I will PIF. This stands for Pay It Forward. There are many times, as I read in somebody else's post, that I wish I had an abundance of riches to help those in need around me. Well, that ship hasn't come in yet, so in the mean time, I will do what I am able to do to put a smile on someone else's face!
Today, I had the privilege of making this wreath for someone that mentioned that she'd love to have a wreath, but they were going for $89.99 at Michael's. Well, I couldn't buy one for her, but I knew that I already had the items at my home to make her a wreath. I worried about the colors and then after some sly questioning =], I was able to find out that I had the exact colors that she was interested in. Coincedence? I don't think so!!
So, I put this wreath together, and while I made it, I thought about how special this friend was and I prayed for her and her family. I had my husband drive me out to her house and I even brought a magnetic door hook to hang the wreath! We hung it and drove off as fast as we could! She didn't see it until the next day, but she said she loved it and that brought me joy. I am working on a few other projects for some very special people and I can't wait to "pop" in on them, too!

2 comments:

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

If that didn't just make my day... nothing could. OhmYYYYYYY!
that is BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT FUN
TO DO A HIT AND RUN LIKE THAT... OR HANG AND RUN I SHOULD SAY.
YOU ARE SOMETHING ELSE... GOD BLESS YOU.... !!! WHAT A WONDERFUL PIF
Thanks FOR THEE INSPIRATION THIS MORNING!

tapatika said...

THAT IS SOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! What are you NOT good at?! I have no idea!!! great job sis... what an awesome role model you are! You are the greatest! You deserve the best!