Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Don't Wait!"

I sat through the Memorial Service of a friend recently, and listened as many shared all that this friend meant to them throughout their lives. Kind, heartfelt sharing took place that day, in the quaint looking sanctuary. I thought to myself as I was driving home and feeling the sadness of the morning, if her friends had taken the time to share all of those from-the-heart sentiments with her, while she lived her life on this earth? It served as a perfect reminder to me then and now, to once in a while, let those I love and care deeply about, know it. I have had this happen to me throughout my years here, and I can tell you that it was the best way to turn an ordinary day into an extra-ordinary day...just by a simple message of friendship and love. Is there someone in your life who adds "joy" to your existence? "There are two kinds of people--those who cause happiness WHEREVER they go and those who cause happiness whenever they GO." A small package of "Almond Joy" bars and a note along with it, might just brighten someone's day.

How would you feel if you found this package sitting at your desk, or placed on your bedside table?

Simple note, with a BIG message...taped to his mirror, or their(children or grandchildren's) mirror, or to the mirror of someone very special to you.

A plain wooden sign, purchased at the dollar store, sprayed black and messages of friendship tied to way to let your friends know what their friendship means to you. I took this as a hostess gift when I visited a dear friend's home recently. I just set it on her shelf for her to find after the party was over. All of these are only one of many, many small ways of letting those who are truly special in our lives, know it, before it is too late to tell them. I close on this bitterly cold Saturday morning, with this quote I read one time, "One kind word can warm three winter months". An old Japanese proverb.


Tracy said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it. I'll be thinking today about who's day I could brighten with a kind touch like this. = )


Shelley said...

These were so sweet and great ideas! I must do something like this!

Anonymous said...

Judy, I just want you to know I get great joy from reading your blog and getting to know you. I hope you have a happy day. Stay warm. Oh by the way, you have been tagged. Come see.

LisaShaw said...


You are such a sweetheart! I love these ideas!

Elizabeth said...

I'll be picking up a bag of Almond Joy's this week! Another one of those simple things we can do to bring a smile to someones face. I love all your creative ideas. I just started my second blog. Yep, you heard me correctly, my second one, so now maybe I can really get some posting done on both of them. Just one more thing scratched off of my to do in 2009 list. I hope to get my pay it forward post done tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! ~Elizabeth

LisaShaw said...

Judy, are the words joy and love handwritten by you or???

I'm thinkng of something to do for a friend who I just found out is getting married. I like the FRIENDS plaque too.

LisaShaw said...

Thanks Judy. I'll have to check for those rub-ons at Michaels. I'm sort of a scrapbooker that has not done that in two years but would like to return to it but I really love the idea of the rub-on words on paper and leaving them for the ones you love.

I'm a lipstick writer on the mirror (smile).

Love ya.

Stacey said...

Judy, I just came upon your blog from another. I have surely enjoyed my visit!! I'll be back. :)


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