Which made me think of all the little things people do to make other people feel special and good about themselves. This particular bride married my grandson a few weeks ago so you can be sure that I already know how my daughter, her mother-in-law now, feels about her new daughter-in-love.
A couple of weeks ago I was in the drive thru at Starbucks. I know, it's high calorie but I got non-fat milk so that makes it ok. Right? Yes it does. So says me. (For you Weight Watchers folks I counted the points!) The guy in front of me paid for my drink! I have no idea who he was and am pretty sure I didn't know him. I was so thrilled and wished I could tell him how that lifted my spirits. A few days later I did the same for someone else. That's a little thing but I wonder how far it went...how many people behind us did the same for someone else. Thoughtfulness is contagious.
Quilters are the best ever at thoughtfulness. No matter what tragedy happens, what disaster occurs, what child is sick, what cancer patient is tired of fighting the battle, what soldier feels ignored by his nation....quilters are there. Literally thousands of quilts have been donated to others in the four years I've been blogging. I know that because I read about the bloggers doing the organizing and the bloggers doing the quilting and I've even joined in a few myself. And I am so thankful for their thoughtfulness.
Another place bloggers can express their thoughtfulness is over at Sew We Quilt. On Madame Samm's right sidebar there's a button, a link to a place where you can donate a dollar or twenty to help buy sewing machines for those who desperately want to sew, to quilt, but literally cannot afford a machine. Yes, they can sew by hand. Many do. But to have a sewing machine is a dream for some, a dream that sounds unattainable. If you're so minded drop over there and click on the button. Every dollar adds up and if you give a dollar and you tell someone and they give a dollar and they tell someone and..... How awesome would that be!