...like good friends. Our family friend, Larry, is especially generous in spirit. Whenever Mom and Dad need help with a project around the house, he is there to help out even though he has his own family. When a family friend could no longer afford to keep her house, Larry bought it so she could stay in it with a more affordable payment. When Mom mentioned that I was looking for some vintage Readers Digest books to transform into journal covers (a neat idea I found on the internet), he popped up with a box of 40 of them this weekend! Here is but a handful of them.
He also found these nice quilt books at a local sale and got them for me. I'm not sure my husband would even think to do that! Seems out of the realm of most male sensibilities!
And so it is with a grateful heart, that I'm writing thank you notes to these kind-hearted folks today. One of my favorite things to do is write a letter—and a handwritten one is even better. It's a great way to connect with friends and acquaintances. I'm just plain happier when I write. Here are a few words of wisdom from my gratitude book that hold special meaning to me:
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
“If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.”
— Meister Eckhart
”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
— Richard Bach
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”