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Saturday, April 14, 2012

A look at my Mail Box

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...

 Cami author of 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 EmballĂ©e 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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  1. Celia,
    Enjoy all your goodies!!! Such sweet things you have received!!!!
    I love being a part of the Secret Blogging Sisters and love "meeting" new friends such as you!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  2. Dearest Celia,

    Thanks for sharing your mail with us! Lovely gifts that are balm for the soul. We all need this at times.
    Enjoy them and have a wonderful weekend with your new baby-girl Gabbana.


  3. I was happy to have you as my partner in the swap Celia! How fun to 'meet' a new friend! : I am also excited to hear that you and your friends liked the CD.


  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cards from La Fourchette! They really are lovely.

  5. Wow those are beautiful. Blog hopping from Follow Friday!


  6. Isn't it wonderful when the mailman brings you something totally unexpected? When my parcel from Mary arrived last week I was thrilled, it was just what I needed. I haven't posted about it yet, but surely will this coming week.

    Take good care of yourself Celia.

    Hugs from me

  7. My friend - it heartens me to see the amount of love (artistic and beautiful) that has been winging its way in your direction.
    I am so very sorry I have not been by (again) for a few weeks - I have missed you dearly!
    My children have been sick/Easter time/sick hubby/now planning my sons 6th birthday and oh yeah I'm pregnant again (scared it might be more than one this time).

    Can not wait to see your country garden once again bloom!

  8. It never ceases to amaze me when I read about someone getting something in the mail just when they need it! There are no coincidences, for sure!

  9. What lovely goodies and such good friends. I am sure that each one of them holds a special place in your heart. What would the world be like without friends!

  10. Wow, this post made me smile, I like reading blogs because they can be so uplifting :)

  11. That is just a fantastic idea.
    How wonderful is that.
    And the talent?

  12. Dear Celia,
    I am so humbly honored by your sweet words. I'm so glad you liked your surprise and so very glad that you are truly enjoying the Blogging Sisters program. We are back from Mayo and just getting settled into our routine daily life....I am staying with Ashley, as I still cannot go home due to the renovations. My furbabies are so confused! I can't wait to share some photos.
    Much love to you,

  13. There is nothing like getting a package in the mail. I never, ever tire of it!
    That necklace is so beautiful Celia. Love, love, love it.

  14. I'm glad you enjoyed the Get Lucky Swap!!! :) Yay! I love that it made this list <3

  15. I am always amazed at the connections we make with people we may never meet. It is heart touching. I am glad I e-met you and enjoy your website so much. It is one of the shining moments of my day when you post. I know I'm going to love it. I can't wait to visit your friends; their blogs sound wonderful!

  16. Celia, Felicitations! I'm delighted you like the cards! And what a lovely compliment...thank you. Happy sending or framing or whatever you may choose in your artful life! I'm really pleased to find you out in the blog-o-sphere!


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