Monday, August 3, 2015

Blessings of Friendship


Sometimes friends really and truly amaze me.

You were there when I was feeling down, and helped pick me back up.

You sent cards, you emailed that you were keeping me in your prayers,
and some of you went WAY WAY above and beyond the call of duty 
 and shared incredibly generous gifts.

How does one go about properly
 thanking friends
who show these kinds of kindnesses?

You all were so truly kind to me in May after my kitty died,
and yet again after I found myself with this broken foot.

Thank you, thank you, thank you - each and every one of you 
(you know who you are)
who cared so much for someone you haven't even yet met in person.

YOU.    ARE.   AMAZING.

And your random acts of kindness is unbelievable.








Please indulge me while I share a particular kindness
 that still has me quite baffled (in a great way)
with my heart still beating wildly, and my eyes tearing up
everytime I think of it.

 It's from our mutual blogger friend Deborah from


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I get a knock on my door a while back, 
and it is a huge package delivery...for me!

 Oh, what a thrill and joy!










I am crying before I even open it. 

I cannot believe this package in my hands.

I cannot believe she would do this!

Deborah, can you even know how much this means to me?









She just knows I love tea time, she knows I love birds,
 she knows I love pretty candles, she knows I love vintage hankies.


JUST LOOK AT THESE GOODIES!









She knows I love local things, and things made in the USA too.
(She is one state above me, and together we really love our Great Lakes!)










Deborah is on a big-time healthy life-style change right now
and has lost 20 pounds at least.....
and she is looking and feeling better every day!
(She really inspires me!)

She knows I hope to lose weight as well, 
so she sent me local healthy tea snacks for tea time.
















Isn't each gift so special and thoughtful?

She knows I don't sleep well, so there is caffeine free
chamomile tea tucked inside this cute bird-themed mug mat!

I have a painted office desk, a painted kitchen table
and a wicker garden patio room table -
I really needed a mug mat - it will get so much use!
I have always wanted one of thoses!










Look at this adorable & sweet hankie card -
it's just too cute for words!









I appreciate this surprise more than she could possibly know.

I am sorry it has taken me so long to share this
sweet and generous random act of kindness.
















Friends really ARE like flowers
 in the garden of life.


As always, thank you for your visit!


~Michele


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28 comments:

  1. How incredibly sweet! This is a great reminder that we all need to think of others. :)

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  2. Hi Michele! Oh, this is the sweetest thing! Aren't our blogging friends the very best! You're loved, dear.
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. What a beautiful post and a heartfelt message. Deborah is a special blog friend to so many of us. What a blessing she is....and so are you! Enjoy your treasures. Hugs, Diane

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  4. Blogging sisters are the best, and I can say in all honesty that you've been a kind and generous one yourself Michele. Deborah is sweet and I know of another instance when she brought sunshine to another blogger.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  5. Oh Michele, what a blessing! Deborah is a sweetheart and it brought a smile to may face to see how she brought joy to your life. Blogging friends truly are sweet and special.

    Love and hugs to you!

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  6. What a fabulous gift! Fellow bloggers are the best, and because you are so kind to others, it's wonderful to see you being the recipient for a change! Oh, and I LOVE your Waterlogue art on this post, too. Gorgeous!

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  7. And what a sweet person YOU BOTH ARE! I met Deborah just a few months back at my store and still remember what a lovely person she was! Enjoy!

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  8. Oh Michele, what special gifts each one of those were from Deborah. She is a kind, caring, generous friend. I know you were touched by her thoughtfulness and love.

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  9. What a thoughtful and caring gesture for Deborah to do. I know that brightened your day.

    Charlotte Moore

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  10. That was such a sweet thing for her to do! Blogland really does have some of the sweetest ladies on the planet :)

    xo,
    rue

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  11. Oh Michele, you're very kind to thank me here. I so enjoyed doing this; the Lord prompted me, He knew you needed a little extra love. I'm so happy it was a blessing to you. xo

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  12. YOU must be a really lovely person to receive such a heart-felt gift. Treasure it all, especially the friendship!

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  13. What a beautiful gift from such a sweet friend!!!! I'm so glad she thought of you and gave you the encouragement you needed during a difficult time :o)
    ~Des

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  14. You are blessed with a friend like Deborah who goes out of her way to show she cares. Friends like these are genuine and true blue. We all love and appreciate your blogging friendship, Michele, and feel for your loss. I know you would have kind words for any of us should we suffer any loss.

    Hoping your heart (and foot) is on the mend.

    Jane x

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  15. Oh, Michele, being away for a while I had no idea all this was going on in your life! I am so sorry. I hope your heart and body heal at the same time so that Fall finds you healthy all the way around.
    Now--what a WONDERFUL package! I don't know her/her blog at all but what a joyful friend you have there. It is a perfect "cheer you up" package.
    Blessings to you- Diana

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  16. I came across your lovely site from Judith at Lavender Cottage.
    Such a gorgeous surprise package for you to receive.

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  17. How wonderful and thoughtful a truly great package from a fellow blogger. The blogging community never ceases to amaze. Hope you are on the mend.

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  18. What a cheery package to get on your doorstep! I hope you are doing better! Such a nice comment you left for me. Glad you love the linens, but yes they are my personal collection, not for sale. I am not such a good business person since I tend to keep everything! Haha! Happy weekend dearie!

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  19. What a cheery package to get on your doorstep! I hope you are doing better! Such a nice comment you left for me. Glad you love the linens, but yes they are my personal collection, not for sale. I am not such a good business person since I tend to keep everything! Haha! Happy weekend dearie!

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  20. Happy day sweet friend! What a wonderful gift and those snacks look yummy. :)

    Sending prayers your way. :)

    Happy day!
    karianne

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  21. What a sweetheart your blogging friend is to send such a wonderful package Michele! That really warms my heart sweetie. I know how much you must be enjoying it all!
    sending hugs...

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  22. Such a wonderful thing for her to do. I adore all your pretty things she sent.
    Re: the POT....I know about the cactus and the plant...just using POT as intro to the Indian pot post.Thanks.

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  23. So much kindness and care from your blogging friend, lovely!
    Nice post and nice pictures...
    Have a great weekend, take care!

    Titti

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  24. Hi Michele,
    Wow! Deborah really is so thoughtful and kind. Getting a package in the mail is very exciting! It is so wonderful to know that our blogging friends care and you are also very special Michele! You deserve it! You must be so busy preparing for the upcoming wedding. Take care sweet tea friend! Karen

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  25. Hi Michele,
    Wow! Deborah really is so thoughtful and kind. Getting a package in the mail is very exciting! It is so wonderful to know that our blogging friends care and you are also very special Michele! You deserve it! You must be so busy preparing for the upcoming wedding. Take care sweet tea friend! Karen

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