Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wishcasting: Sharing Gifts

Wishcasting badgeIt's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe and support others' wishes. Today Jamie asks, "What gifts do you wish to share?"

I wish to share kindness and encouragement. I believe that small things like smiling at someone, saying hello, asking how they are and really listening to the answer can make a big impact on their day.

I have been the recipient of kind acts in the past few weeks because of our new baby's arrival. A couple of friends have offered to pick things up at the store for us. We haven't taken them up on these generous offers, but the fact that they asked warms my heart.

A couple nights ago there was a knock on our door. A couple that we are friends with dropped off a giant salad, a tray of vodka rigatoni, garlic bread, and homemade banana bread and sponge cake. The woman had been cooking all afternoon so that we wouldn't have to. She said she knows how hard it can be to cook with a baby keeping us busy.

I'm lucky to know such kind people. I want to share kindness and encouragement with others. Simple gifts of paying attention to others and pitching in where possible... those are the gifts worth giving.

What gifts do you wish to share?

12 comments:

  1. A beautiful, gentle gift to share! I love it. As you wish for yourself, Sherrie, so do I wish for you as well.

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  2. That is a great thing to know the people in your community are there for you.

    As you wish for yourself, I too wish this for you.

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  3. Congratulations on the new baby. I know you must be very excited. I think kindness and encouragement are so important to all of us. As Sherri wishes for herself and others, I wish for her as well.

    PS As I have read your responses over the past year, I have always felt that you were a very kind gentle person.

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  4. How sweet of that woman, and how nice of you to accept the help offer too. It was a nurturing experience for both of you. :)
    As Sherrie wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

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  5. What an amazing gift. As you wish for yourself I also wish for you.

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  6. Beautiful wish--it may seem small, but sharing a smile and a positive moment has more potential to change the world around us than a lot of other seemingly "big" things. I believe they are so important!

    Congratulations to your family!

    As Sherrie wishes for herself, I also wish for her!

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  7. Sharing kindness - a lovely wish! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you!!

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  8. Soo heartwarming to know there is such a lot of kindness around you and your new baby..and a beautiful wish ..as you wish for yourself i wish for you also.

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  9. Lovely! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

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  10. As you wish for youself, I wish for you too. Jacs x

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  11. What a good neighbour and what a great wish. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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  12. I'm happy for the kindness you've received and that you share with the world. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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