Today I received the sweetest surprise package in the mail from my friend Amy. It was filled with these beautiful vintage spools. There were even some green ones and one in blue and orange! I have never found an orange spool. Can't wait to match it up with a feathered friend! I was so touched by Amy's kindness. I first met her through the Jo Morton Stitchers group. She is a very active group member and has organized many a fun project exchange for us.
I tend to be a realist, so these random acts of kindness really restore my faith in humanity. It's people like Amy who inspire me to pay it forward—a lesson I learned early on as a college student volunteering at the local animal rescue league. As a young 20-something, I became a volunteer tutor for the local adult literacy center. One of my students, a dear lady named Lupe, even came to my wedding.
And Amy's generous gift reminds me that it's again time to do my part for those in need. So I decided to donate to a local no-kill cat shelter, Furry Friends Refuge. They have several black kitties, who don't seem to find homes as quickly as the others. I used to make and donate little cuddle quilts to the cats at another shelter and hope to do so again. I'm sorry to wax philosophical here but Amy's gift really touched my heart. I hope if there's an opportunity for you to touch someone's life in a positive way, you'll take the time to do it. The good you do will come back to you!