The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. ~ William Wordsworth
Thank you all for your comments, e-mails and cards regarding the loss of our best friend, Buster. Your kindness means more than I can express. I know there will come a time when I will be able to recall my adventures with him without tears filling my eyes or speak his name without my voice cracking but for now it’s enough to repeat the mantra that echoes in my heart: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
What a pleasure it was going to my mailbox and finding such sweet surprises and best wishes from readers and fellow bloggers! Thank you for the beautiful Christmas cards and gifts. They warmed my spirit on the cold December days.
Mantels, vignettes, trees, baking and craft projects, I managed at my own pace but was unable to participate in the link parties I had originally intended. While decorating, reading home magazines, watching HGTV specials,and blog hopping I became overwhelmed at the tasks and underwhelmed for Christmas.
Until a friend’s post jolted a memory.
Years later we meet in a shop I am grown and you have aged You recognize my eyes But never see what I did in you You don’t recall your kindness
But I will never forget
I turned my attention to what really matters and is most special. The best gifts I’ve ever received were wrapped in love; the giver sometimes totally unaware, using their passion, their gift from God to touch and transform my life.
And so it is here, with our small key presses we leave our impressions on one another’s lives.