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World Kindness Day

November 13th, 2010 · 13 Comments

I’m sending a warm, loving, hug-filled thank you to Se’Lah of Necessary Room and Anyes of Far away in the Sunshine for co-sponsoring Random Acts of Kindness!

I am in the process of creating my crocheted kindness!  This year, in addition to the food that my family usually donates to the Thanksgiving collection at our local Community Center, I am making crocheted pine cones to add.  I have a bunch made already and every evening I work on making more.  Here is what the pine cones look like:

I chose pine cones because they are not something that is specific to any religion and they are a symbol of love to me because of the fond childhood memories I have of collecting them and creating with them.  I’m going to add a ribbon with a little note that says, “You are cared about” to each one.  I’ll be delivering my pine cones and food to the center this Wednesday!

Also, today, my daughter and I will be shopping for the annual toy collection that takes place in our school district!  I’m thinking craft project kits will be perfect!

This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention that I have been on the receiving end of so much kindness in the past few months!  It has been a difficult few months and the love and support that has been given to me and my daughter has been beautiful.  Love in the form of blessing coins, and cookies and handwritten notes and blog comments and emails.  I feel the hugs!  Thank you!  Your kindness has made a huge difference!  I’ve also received so many small kindnesses during my many visits to our high school in the form of teenagers holding doors for me and letting me fit into traffic and thank you’s when I hold doors for them.  All this kindness fills me with hope!

Now, go visit Se’Lah and Anyes for links to a lot more kindness!

Tags: Blogging · Crocheted Stuff · Favorite Things

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Se'lah // Nov 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

    this post is simply beautiful Gayle!!! the pine cones are just wonderful…what a blessing to share with others.

    one love.

  • 2 Anyes // Nov 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Gayle, those pine cones are gorgeous and they are going to fill up the heart of their recipients with love and gratitude. So kind…

  • 3 lailani // Nov 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Wonderful job – I have no doubt they will be treasured by those who are blessed with your gift! :)

  • 4 joanna jenkins // Nov 14, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Your pine cones are fantastic and I’m sure will be cherished. Happy World Kindness Day!
    Cheers, jj

  • 5 Tracy // Nov 14, 2010 at 5:29 am

    What a lovely idea… and your pine cones look so real, Gayle! The craft kits are a super idea for gifts. :o) We love you, Gayle and wishing all the very best for you & your family, and that your daughter finds her way. Happy Day ((HUGS))

  • 6 m. heart // Nov 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

    What beautiful ornaments! Happy World Kindess Day!

  • 7 Elizabeth // Nov 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Gayle, I love these. They are perfectly pine cone-y! I can picture them hanging all over a tree and it would be magical.

  • 8 Puna // Nov 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    You’ve filled me with such warmth today Gayle! thank you for your words. I have always loved that acorn…

  • 9 elk // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    what a wonderful idea my looks so real!!

  • 10 Kate // Nov 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Pay it forward!

  • 11 Kelly @ JAX does design` // Nov 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Your crocheted pine cone is adorable! You’re so talented and creative :-)

    Good to hear that things are looking up for you :-) It’s amazing how a small act of kindness can make you feel so good :-)


  • 12 Relyn // Nov 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I just love that Se’lah and her wonderful ideas. Sloane is down with strep throat, today. So, I’m home and grabbing the chance to catch up on neglected tasks and treats. The first thing I did when I woke up was come to the computer to start visiting my friends. So. Here I am. Hello friend.

  • 13 Se'lah // Nov 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    thinking of you.

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