Through blogging I have come to learn that you are never alone nor are you going through life's detours by yourself. Monthly, weekly and sometimes daily (on-line) interactions you have with strangers ... in time evolves into a friendship ... for a stranger is only a friend you have not yet met. It does not matter that you have not met in person, you form a genuine friendship, with each click on the keyboard.
Mary author of Hopefilled Living blog is one of the special friends I have had the honour of getting to know and develop a genuine friendship over the past couple of years. Mary has and continues to overcome various detours when it comes to health, BUT she is never too ill (despite some serious times) to think of others. In the middle of serious health detours both with herself and her daughter, Mary realized that there were many people in BlogLand that could use a special friend and used her limited energy to create Blogging Sisters.
Participants were assigned secret Blogging Sisters at the beginning of 2012 ( the reveal will come in December). Through out the year, they send their Blogging Sister little notes, cards, letters, to remind the Blogging Sister she is not alone and someone she is yet to know, is keeping her in thought and prayer. When I receive something from my Blogging Sister, it often arrives during a week when I could really use a little smile. Last week, I received a wonderful handwritten card, a fabulous hand crafted tray mat and tea, wishing me a wonderful Easter. I tell you my friends, I am most blessed. Thank you to my Secret Blogging Sister, for bringing a bit of sunshine to my day.
This week, the mail man delivered yet another package of sunshine, one from Mary herself.
In the spirit of spring and new beginnings, there were some beautiful flower seeds, I can't wait to plant and watch grow ...
A lovely and heart warming handwritten note...
and a gorgeous necklace, which Mary created especially for me... I can't wait to wear it.
I also would like to share some other things that I have received over the past few weeks...
First Day of My Life blog hosted Get Lucky Swap for St. Patricks Day. I was partnered with Melody author of Melody-Mae blog. Melody sent me a wonderful CD titled A Fine Pair of Misfits, recorded by her daughter and son-in-law. I'm so happy to share with you, that my friends and I have fallen for these wonderfully talented Christian musicians. I wish I knew how to upload a little sample for you to hear ..BUT if you visit their website you will be able to listen to a sample. Thank you Cami for hosting such a fabulous swap and Melody thank you for sharing this amazing CD.
I was the lucky winner of a give-away hosted by Une femme d' un Certain Age featuring gorgeous set of author signed cards from La Fourchette S'est Emballée. These cards are so beautiful that I am tempted to frame them for myself, but as you know I love to send cards and they will be sent to some special friends. MERCI!! Mon Amis for hosting such a fabulous give-away!!
I hope you have enjoyed a look at what has arrived in my mail box lately. If you have a chance I encourage you to stop by the BlogLand homes of these wonderful ladies.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who's day is made a little brighter when a smile arrives in the mail box, If you would like to make someone's day, why not become a BlogLand Pen Friend, click here to find more.
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