Monday, November 5, 2007

HALLOWEEN...THE HOLIDAY
THAT JUST KEEPS ON GIVING!...
NOVEMBER 5TH BLESSING...

My blessing today, this 5th day of the "Month of Blessings" is this simple fact......
It is a blessing to me when I am not feeling well, for whatever the reason, if I can muster up the energy to be a blessing to someone else. And yesterday I was able to see to fruition one of those VaLiaNt efforts with these wonderful Halloween tags you see below!
I saw these tags on roseyposeycreations' etsy shop and even though it was less than a week until Halloween, I had to have them!! I thought they were precious and though I didn't have a clue what I would do with them...and even though I knew that if they were something I really needed, I could make my own Halloween tags, they just screamed my name and so...I bought them! LOL
Cheryl is an amazing artist and I love her work - I say this to encourage you to visit her etsy shop and see what I mean first hand!

So, the tags come, Halloween is upon us and I'm feeling badly...*the scene is set*...so what to do with these darling tags???.....I filled white lunch sacks with Snickers, Butterfingers, all of the best of candies!, scallop cut the top edge of the sack, folded it down and stapled Cheryl's tags to the front *with orange staples*. I put a list of people together at church that I felt could use a hug and off I went yesterday morning with my blessings.....and it worked! I was so blessed in the blessing of others as I handed out the darling bags of candy and a hug that I momentarily forgot about my own aches and pains!... As I went from person to person (many of whom weren't really sure who I was....that was the best part!) I knew in my heart that my hug or my touch on their shoulder might be the only time they were physically touched yesterday... I realized *yet again* that sometimes we get so busy with our own lives that we overlook the quiet one sitting alone in the sanctuary or the harried single mom trying to get her three kids out to the car, the widower standing along the wall missing his wife or the sweet, sweet lady that is going through chemotherapy but has managed to pull herself out of bed so that she can be at worship...

Try it! The next time you feel badly *for whatever reason*, try blessing someone else with a smile, a touch, a meal, a Snickers!, a phone call, a compliment or a gesture and see how God turns one blessing into two!

I am totally loving this "Month of Blessings"!!

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh, Jan! I'm so happy that the tags were used for something so sweet and special! Thanks for making my day...you're such a DOLL. :)
love, cheryl

Deirdra Doan said...

Jan you are such a darling!!! Blessings, Blessings, you are a Blessing.
Love to you and all your sweetness,
Deirdra

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

Thank you, D., for your kind words! I am so loving this month of daily postings!! Jan

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