Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Joy of Helping Others
Sometimes it is just the lil' things that make some one's day - whether it is a smile, a good deed, a kind word. I have been on the receiving end of many of these things and my life has been richly blessed by kindness shown to me over the years. Being in business for several years now, I have learned so much more than "making a living" - I've experienced the true joy in "making a living loving what you do" and being blessed by those who keep you in business.
I've been able to come in contact with countless of kind and extremely gifted people over the years - many of which who do a lil' piddlin' on the sides in making their own treasures. Talented craftsman, seamstresses, painters, the list goes on and on. I just wanted to take the opportunity to recognize a couple of people who have touched my life in a positive way. I have been blessed in my lil' blogging venture to have some faithful readers and I just thought I'd share with you all their talent and bring attention to them as "artists" and as wonderful people. Please, take time to check them out - they are listed in my favorites: Ada's Adorable Aprons and Ribbons-n-Rags. Thank You!
"He who, forgetting self, makes the object of his life service, helpfulness and kindness to others, finds his whole nature growing and expanding, himself becoming large-hearted, magnanimous, kind, sympathetic, joyous, and happy; his life becoming rich and beautiful." - Ralph Waldo Trine
"Helping someone else is the secret of happiness." - Booker T. Washington
Have a blessed day & Scatter some Kindness,