19 September, 2009

Pay it Forward

"You don't pay love back; you pay it forward."

Linda of Over the Fence was was asking for people to participate in a “PAY IT FORWARD” and I said I would love to. The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.
The first 3 people who leave me a comment saying you'd like to participate will receive a gift from me sometime during the next year. In turn, they will post a Pay It Forward on their blog and send a gift to three people who agree to participate. You never know when the gift will arrive in the mail. It's a lot of fun trying to find out what people like so you can send an appropriate Pay It Forward gift. It can be bought or handmade and doesn't need to be expensive at all.

I have been collecting wonderful charming things that I can use for the give away ever since I knew I would be a recipient of Linda's Pay it Forward. Well yesterday, I opened my front door to find this package on my porch.

Thank you, Linda, for this wonderful gift. What really surprised me was that Linda personalized this especially for me. The card on this reads "There could be no friend as faithful as her dear Caesar." It has a picture of a lady holding a Bichon Frise. My own Bichon is named Caesar. That, just thrilled me.

Inside the package was this Yankee Candle in Pumpkin Spice. I hadn't gotten my fall candle yet, so this is so perfect. It smells just yummy.

In addition to the candle, was this cupcake looking item. It was so cute, I thought I would put it in a cloche. Then I realized it was a pair of those warm chenille socks. Again, it was personalized, because I have posted a few times that I am always cold and wear sock to bed.

I'm wearing these warm comfortable socks as I type this.

There was even a handful of candy thrown in for good measure. Thanks again Linda.

Linda is a writer. You all must go to her blog Over the Fence and read her posts. They are so well written. She expresses things so eloquently. Linda, you must write a novel. I know it will be a best seller.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations on your Pay It Forward gifts and what a neat thing that you are participating. I just had a Pay It Forward along with my 100th Post giveaway, and I so agree, what a thrill to surprise others with a gift from the heart. I know you will always enjoy your treasures and everyone that participates in your Pay It Forward will be blessed beyond measure. Hugs, Marty

Kathy said...

What awesome gifts you received. So nice that Linda personalized them to fit you. I love the picture of your feet with Caesar in the background looking at the camera.

Tootsie said...

oh what a wonderful day you must have had!!! I think this is such a wonderful idea!!!
she certainly did do a great job making your gift absolutely perfect for you!
I don't know if anyone wants to participate with a Canadian...that sort of excludes me from most giveaways!
If it doesn't...I'd love to play!

Linda said...

I'm so thrilled that the package made you happy! ♥ I thought about it for a long time and I always second guess myself...so I'm so glad you like it. :)

Your thoughtful post has made me totally reconsider my "blog sabbatical". I had been feeling downcast, but not anymore. Thank you for posting this. The photos are so wonderful and I too love the one of you wearing your socks with adorable Caesar in the background.

Hope you have a blessed Autumn.