Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. ~Mother Teresa
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
I just read this yesterday to my 4 yr old. I think we are never to old to learn the lessons in these childrens books. Sometimes I wonder if they were really written for the parents!
There just never seems to be enough kindness in this world. So many people walk around stressed and unhappy....I know, I can be one of them. When I was young, I worked as a cashier at a grocery store. I used to see these serious business men come in and the stressed out moms, and play a little game. I would try to make them smile or laugh by the time I was done their order. I inherited the nickname, "smiley".
These days, I find that is not who I am anymore. I fall more into the stressed out mom category. Soooooo, I want to make a real effort to pay it forward, everyday. Whether it is a giveaway, or a smile. OR letting someone in line in front of me, even when I just want to get home, or lending an ear when I really want to be complaining about something!
So, in honor of all this....I am having a PIF giveaway. Since I feel so blessed by all the cool goodies I got at the Berks Bead Bazarr, I am sharing a yummy assortment of beads with you. All you have to do is leave a comment below.
If you share on facebook or your blog, you get an extra entry...please leave an additonal comment with how you shared and a link to your blog (if you blogged about it.)
Here is the catch....if you win, you must do a PIF giveaway on your blog. It doesn't have to be as much stash, but share some beady stash with your fellow beaders, make it a PIF, and keep the love going!!!!
You have until Sunday, March 6th to enter. I will pick a winner Sunday night after 6pm and announce it later that evening!
You can leave any comment, but I'd like to know what was the nicest thing someone did for you to make you smile when you needed it most???