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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday!


I begin today's posting with an email I received from one of my blog followers:

Hi Beth,

I was reading some of your past posts and came across the ones regarding your deceased mother. She must have been quite a woman - very loving and caring. I know how much you must miss her.
 
My 47 year old daughter passed away very unexpectedly this past March. Oh I wish I could talk to my mother. I just wanted you to know how much your postings warmed my heart and I had a personal need to tell you that someone cares about you!
 
Love to one woman to another,
 
Sharon

Thank you Sharon for making my day. I have been out of commission for two weeks now. I had carpal surgery in August and haven't been in my craft room since then. The unexpected email made my day so much brighter. More importantly, Sharon's kind words made me realize that I had neglected to thank a few ladies who thought and prayed for me during my breast cancer diagnosis/surgeries/treatments. On Friday, I called and thanked someone for reaching out to me earlier this spring.

Sharon's email was sent on Thursday and that is why I created Thoughtful Thursday!  Every Thursday (with God's help) I am Paying it Forward. Every Thursday I will either:
  • Post a Comment to a someone's blog, OR
  • Post a Comment to a YouTube video, OR
  • Post a comment on a picture of a paper craft item added to a gallery (Splitcoaststampers is one of my favorite place), OR
  • Email a stranger and tell them how much I appreciate reading her blog or seeing something in their card gallery
AND
  • Every Thursday, I would like YOU to reach out to someone just like I am going to do. I don't want to know the details, but I would like to have your name so it can be entered in a drawing for a gift from me.  Simply email me (click HERE) your name and tell me that you reached out to a someone today (no other details are necessary).
Make TODAY the day you make someone smile! Have a Thoughtful Thursday every week!  Friday evening after 6:00 CT, I will draw a name and the winner will be mailed or emailed a Thoughtful Thursday gift.

This Friday there will be two winners, one winner randomly picked from the email list and the second winner will be Sharon.  So Sharon....I'll need your mailing address!

Gifts will range from a greeting card, tutorial by email, stamp set, party favor, etc.
Example of Sentiment

This week's gift will be my Adobe File - Sentiment Greetings or Journal Printout Sheet.  Just Click, Print and Punch (CPP) your sentiment using a 1-1/4" circle punch. 


The Sentiment CPP files include these sentiments: Deepest Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Just for You, Praying for You, Thank You and Thinking of You.  On one printed sheet you can punch out 42 total (7 of each sentiment) and one sheet with just Thank You.
I printed, punched and lightly stamped a flower on top of the sentiment 













Example of my Gratitude and Prayer Journal CPP file

The Gratitude and Prayer Journal CPP file will include Gratitude Journal and Prayer Journal sentiments,  On one printed sheet you will be able to punch out 42 total (21 of each).

You will receive by email the Adobe file(s) within 48 hours.

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Beth, I think this is a wonderful idea! I would love to particpate in Thoughtful Thursdays!