Friday, February 13, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness Adventure 2015...


Betsy, at My Five Men is hosting a Random Act of Kindness project for the Fridays in February. Betsy is an amazing mother and wife.  Her blog has been a LONG TIME favorite of mine.  She has such a kind heart and sees beauty in everyday life in a way that inspires the rest of us to do the same.

So... I had some little hearts I had made for an event that I was unable to attend...


Added just a tad of watercolor fun...


A simple cardstock backing... with one of my favorite scriptures...


Taped them together...


And, sacked it all up in a vellum envelope... I love vellum.  ;)


Then, it was ready to drop off... in a mailbox of a little lady I do not know...  I frequently drive past her home in my weekly travels; and, during the early hours of summer mornings, I would see her working alone in her yard... Her well-tended yard.

I just hope it made her smile... and not think some crazy was out there dropping things in her mailbox.


This little heart is fun to make and a free pattern: Granny Sweet Heart Pattern by Nancy Drew.  I left off one row since it was as big as I wanted them to be.


I don't think Random Acts of Kindness need to be anything more than a friendly smile or a kind word... Kindness can CHANGE my day.  I believe even these small offerings can change other folks' day, too.  On my best days, I intentionally try to offer those tender mercies to those I meet.  Other days, I drink them in like my life depended on that sweet kindness of strangers... 

I hope today you will fill or be filled...

Maybe, you will even join us...

"Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."  Hebrews 13:1-2

blessings ~ tanna


40 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

How very nice of you, I agree about random acts of kindness. They can make such a difference in our day.

From the Kitchen said...

A lovely way to let someone know they are valued!

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy G said...

I came over from Betsy's to read about your RAK. Very nicely done!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

What a sweet thing. I know she will be thrilled. I can't think of anything better than random acts of kindness. I am a witness to this. Love your hearts!! I need one. wah wah. You are so sweet!!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Oh how sweet! I bet she loved it! Love those hearts, too! Have a lovely weekend!

Laurie said...

Oh Tanna, that was just the sweetest thing. I'm sure the little lady was not only surprised but her heart filled with joy. I loved it!

Shug said...

You are such a sweetheart! I see acts of kindness in each of your post...
Have a sweet, sweet day.
hugs

Martha said...

What a wonderful gesture of kindness. It reminded me a little of being a child, picking a bouquet of flowers, and leaving it on an old neighbor woman's doorstep. We would knock, then run and hide, and watch to see the reaction.
PS. Love the scripture verse too.
:0)

Karen Schurr said...

What a sweet thing to do for that lady. I've always liked the idea of Random Acts of Kindness. "Those who receive such, should perpetuate same."

podso said...

Love this! It's easy to give to those you love, but a random act of kindness takes intentional work but so worth it, And I like your pretty valentine,

Keith Smith said...

People may forget what you said; people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I am a robot!

Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet idea!

Christine said...

You described Betsy perfectly!
I consider you in the same description, "Birds of a feather, flock together".I
Oh... it will make her smile, inside and out. You should see my smile :)

Wanda said...

Oh Tanna..How very personal, and precious. I would love to be a fly on the wall to see her open her package, and know she's loved.

You are a sweetheart like Betsy.. you both make me happy to have you as blog friends.

Pammy Sue said...

So sweet! I know she was touched and smiled.

Margaret Adamson said...

Anything given spontaneously is always special.

Gloria Baker said...

I love this! Was lovely!! and love the little heart! I would like to make someones, I love crochet!!
xo

Amy at love made my home said...

A lovely thing to do and lovely things to give. I am sure that she appreciated them! xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love RAKs and have been doing a whole lot of joy spreading at school. I much prefer doing that than the actual drudgery of work. Everyone needs a little bit of kindness and joy added to their day. Your heart is very pretty. And the watercolor is lovely. I've been making similar hearts -- not quite as big, and just kinda made up the pattern. Will check out the link you've added here. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Joanne Wilson said...

Very sweet, a lovely surprise gift! x

Mereknits said...

Okay, I just have to say that you are the best, just the very best!
Hugs to you.
Meredith

Stephanie said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! How sweet and thoughtful of you and how special for the lady :)

I am visiting from Betsy's RAK and am a happy new follower of yours. Looking forward to many more visits. Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

TexWisGirl said...

that is the SWEETEST thing! i hope she will be so touched by your kindness!

Trudy said...

What an inspiring post. May God bless you .

La Table De Nana said...

What a very sweet thing to do..
I am sure it will make her day♥
As you showed the envelope..I thought..:"I love velum"..and then you said it too:)

Annette T. said...

Tanna, this is so precious. Love the heart, but fearful of looking up the pattern as I know I'd want to go buy yarn to make it! I have enough now! The flower painting is priceless. But you made me wonder what kind of paper you used. I still can't look at a paper and figure out what it is. That little lady is going to be thrilled. And I too would love to see her face when she opens this lovely treasure from you. Happy Valentine's Day, Annette

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh what a sweet thing to do for your neighbor! That will just make her day. I think random acts of kindness are wonderful, too. Wonderful post, Tanna!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Betsy Brock said...

OH, this made me cry! And I didn't even receive it! haha. What a thoughtful, wonderful little surprise. I know it had to warm her heart and encourage her. Perfect. Thanks so much for joining in. I'm getting such inspiration just reading these posts from all the participants! Yay! Spreading love is fun. :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

I think her smile would have been punctuated by tears of joy ~ what a beautiful thing to do . . . . . Eddie:)

Lynne said...

Beautiful . . . just really beautiful . . .
I wish I could I be a little mouse.
Inspiring this was . . . it is the little things that make such a difference.
Thank you Tanna . . .

Judy S. said...

I would have loved to see her face when she went to the mailbox and opened your wonderful RAOK surprise. Hope you have a fabulous Valentine's weekend, Tanna!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, The random acts of kindness with certainly warm the hearts of those you touch.
These are beautiful gestures and ones that will be remembered.
The smiles you give along the way are so important and kind.
xo Blessings, Catherine

Catherine said...

p.s. Happy Valentine's Day. xo Catherine

handmade by amalia said...

Such a nice thing to do! And that watercolor, so very pretty.
Amalia
xo

Lolly said...

Beautiful! I think I'll have to make one or two of those hearts today. Thanks for sharing.

Nonna Rose said...

You are so beautiful inside and out....so thoughtfully wonderful. I am glad that I found Betsy through you.

Happiness to you.

Sandy said...

How lovely and sweet...just like you, dear Tanna.

bartynboz said...

I love your Valentine blog, the watercolour rose is lovely and the quotes are so heartwarming. I think the crotchet heart is gorgeous and I have just made one. So many thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

You have such a big heart! What a sweet surprise for her..

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a very sweet RAK! I know the woman you gave this to will appreciate it very much, Tanna! I also love Betsy's blog and have been reading it for years, She is very inspirational!

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