Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Presents


The flowers, fabric, ceramic and wood assembled here were gifts from great women. I cherish them more than I can say. Yes, the gifts - but the women above all.

My friend Daisy Winifred, from across the big pond has discovered this intriguing meme that grows with giving. I like her words: "I found an idea I loved and have signed up. I am not someone who participates in the meme things usually but love the 'reality' of this and the thought of the giving of gifts to 'strangers' such a delightful idea that I am standing at this quiet crossroads and looking forward to those who might pass and ask for a gift from my bag, pocket or hand:0)"

So here's the Meme/idea -
The first three people to comment here and then post the same message on their blogs will receive a small (real, not virtual) present from me!

Now, as D-W explained to me - the present may be as simple as a bit of foliage from the garden . . . . and it may take a while to meander your direction, but the beauty will be in the giving - the connection and the fun of participating in this whimsical way of touching other's lives.


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13 comments:

Daisy-Winifred said...

I understand this meme has been going the rounds for a little while, having found it through another British blogger I am glad you were pointed in its direction by another contact across the pond as you put it. My quiet crossroads it still that but it was so good to find you saying yes please, sure you will have fun and make connections even as pople email you to say no but yes:0)

Lynne said...

Ooh Cathy, I just love this meme idea! I'm signing up!

threecollie said...

I am game....I have nifty things that are native here, that not everyone has.

Cathy said...

Yea! I've got two participants! C'mon number 3 :0)

LauraHinNJ said...

Oh me! Me! Me!

What do i do once I've posted the meme?

Cathy said...

Yea! I've got my three. Now go forward and spread the joy of gifting:0)

I've left notes on each of your blogs with requests for your addresses, but just in case:
mushduckATyahooDOTcom

It occurs to me that anyone can pick up this meme and begin their own sharing network.

To late comers: You know I'm always sending you a smile as you drop by to say hello :0)

Pam said...

What a lovely idea. Seems to me that it would be a nice thing to do at Christmas, too.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Cathy,
Intriguing idea. I also saw a variation of this on a knitting blog yesterday and people were gifting tea and yarn. What a fun way to spread some joy among blogging friends.

Mary said...

How nice, Cathy! I agree with Pam saying this would be fun to do around Christmas - sharing a little of ourselves. Add the fun of getting real mail!

mon@rch said...

Very cool for sure that you guys are doing this! Bravo!

nina said...

Late again! Shame on me for not checking in more often--I always love what I find here!

NatureWoman said...

Hi Cathy! It's nice to have you back blogging again! What a neat meme!

Larry said...

I posted first but I used invisible ink.