Do you ever happen upon a blog and something about the writer makes you decide you just have to add it to your daily blog reading?
That’s what happened with me and Keri who writes Quaint and Quirky. Three things in her bio caught my attention – she lives in New England (so she’s not too far from here), she’s an Irish dancer (and I would love to be an Irish dancer!) and she used the words “kindred spirit.” I have been reading her blog ever since.
She had a great idea she posted on her blog yesterday to start her year with giving, by paying it forward. I decided it would be a great way to start my year too, and I am excited to pass my giving on to you.
Here is how it works.
“Pay it forward” is the idea that random acts of kindness are given without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill , that’s what this is about. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect with our fellow crafters, to network, if you will, and to share our enjoyment of crafting/sewing instead of just keeping it to ourselves or where only friends and family get to see it.
This is how it works: You’ll have to comment on this post and the first three people who comment will receive a handmade gift from me within the next few months. But those three people will also have to post the idea on their blog (or Facebook for those of you I know who might like to participate but who don’t blog!) and commit to making a gift for the first three people who comment and so on and so forth.
SO, the first three people to comment here will get something handmade by me, but you have to do this on your blog as well. I’ll be reading your blog (or checking out your Facebook!) to figure out what to make you and to make sure that you have posted about your Pay it Forward!