Gift of Gratitude – Word of the Year Bracelets
Sometimes Jenn and I sit back and we ask ourselves “Do you think anybody is really reading our blog?” The other night we actually stood in Jenn’s kitchen laughing because I said “Are you there God – It’s me Margaret”. Do you remember that Judy Blume book? Anyway, we have recently had some dark days. Sure – you could call it a pity party. Our creativity tanks have been running on empty and we were growing a bit weary. Burnout is real and we are experiencing it right now.
Jenn has a day job that has had a very demanding schedule with no end in sight.
Vicki’s dad fell two month’s ago and shattered his femur. This required surgery, followed by seven weeks of rehab hospitalization. Thankfully he is returning home tomorrow with some at-home care assistance needed.
And just when we think we can’t take one more thing…when we think we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…
This was delivered to our doorstep…
I felt the need to let you know how much you and your blog mean to me. You are a lifeline and an escape that has felt like oxygen and cool fresh air. Lately my life has been chaotic and not my own. My father has Alzheimer’s and I am his caregiver. My only breaks are late at night where I can escape away into the pages of your fabulous blog. I save and bookmark so many of your projects in a “Someday” folder knowing that one day I will have the time to create your wonderful ideas. The two of you are funny, creative, kind and feel like best friends. Please know how important you are to a reader like me. You matter and make a difference – each and everyday.
I loved your post about your word of the year – such a great idea! I found this wonderful company that creates these beautiful bracelets. I wanted to gift you your wonderful words “Simplify” and “Consistent” as a special way to let you know your importance in the world.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my best friends in the middle of the night.
I look forward to creating and sharing my “Someday” projects with you.
Isn’t this fabulous?
Are there tears in your eyes because there sure are big ones in ours!
Is this not the sweetest, most thoughtful and kind gift you have ever seen? We were totally blown away.
Each year – even before we were blogging – we choose a word of the year. It gives us focus for the year as to what we want our goals to be.
We published this letter with permission from the author. We wanted them to know how very special they are as well as this gift – they lifted our mood, spirits and way of thinking! It means so very much that they took they time from their busy and stressful life to reach out to us and we are forever grateful!
We also appreciate the gut-punch, reality check. Yes, we may be experiencing a bit of creativity burnout right now, but it is not the end of the world. We can rediscover our love of home decor, painted furniture and repurposing in due time.
We appreciate you, our dear readers. You make a difference for us each and every day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
In the meantime, let’s all practice gifts of gratitude and our words of the year. If you want to know more about the bracelets you can read about them here MyIntent.