Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nice people rock.

Pardon me while I gloat for a moment. There's a point to this, I promise.

The other day I received this email from a complete stranger.

Hi there,
I stumbled over the link to your blog. Anyway blah blah blah, this is one of the best blogs I've come across anywhere. You actually - surprise of surprises - have something to say. I mean not a surprise that YOU have something to say, but, well, you know what I mean. I've never been a big fan of blogs, and only made a feeble attempt to start one as a devious marketing ploy, all part of my overall plan for world domination. It's a darn good read, all of it! It's like a wonderful scrapbook of random thoughts and ideas.
It's not just the rantings and ravings of a lunatic (your blog), but highly entertaining ones. And I do appreciate the impeccable grammar and spelling.

First this made me giggle because I always feel like the Seinfeld of blogging - A blog about nothing. I write daily about nothing!

Second, it completely made my day. I smiled from ear to ear and flitted around all giddy because not only did someone recognize this passion of mine (blogging) but they took time out of their life to sit down and write a kind email about it.

And third, I laughed hysterically about the impeccable grammar and spelling comment. I'm sure my high school Enlish teacher would cringe if she read my blog. But that's okay, I never liked her anyway. (Hmmm, maybe that's why I didn't learn anything... Wait, getting off topic here.)

So, today I'm challenging you to do the same for someone.
Give someone a gushing glowing compliment.
In real life or online.
Find someone who often goes unnoticed (a janitor or secretary, perhaps?) and tell them what a good job they do and how you're grateful for it.

Make someone's day today.

On a totally different note, I've been swimming in orders lately and have had no time for just "creating". And I miss it!
So I'm hoping to carve out a little time today to just create some new pieces.
For those of you who are wonderful regular repeat buyers, I apologize for not providing new things for you.
Soon, I promise. Soon.

I hope you get to curl up with a ratty blanket in the sun and take a nap today. Happy Thursday everyone!

**Ha! Someone pointed out that I misspelled English. I absolutely did not do that on purpose but I'm leaving it because I love irony.

I'm "hooked on" nice people. Click here to see what other people are hooked on. It's a great series!


Polka Dot Moon said...

Your blog is fabulous!!! I'm hooked :)

And I love RAK!! We try to do one everyday :)

Happy Thursday to you and I hope you get a little creative time for yourself.

Anonymous said...

What a great compliment about your is a great read. You certainly made my day with the pictures of your cute she is especially sprawled out on her back....made me smile.

gina said...

I'm in a ratty bathrobe reading fabulous blogs- does that count? Happy Thursday to you too. :)

Wendy said...

Can you have that email bronzed? Or maybe at least framed? Cool beans!

Love, love, love the pics of the puppy!!! Is she yours?

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

I agree with the letter-writer (who is a good writer as well) that the blogs that have something to say (even if randomly) are the best!

alyssa said...

go ahead & gloat! you have a great blog!

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carissa... brown eyed fox said...

bask in that sun... you ARE too fun!

making us laugh... cry... and frankly just feel good!

happy thursday! :)

THOSE ears!!!!!!!

~Violet~ said...

Did you misspell "English" on purpose, while talking about your teacher? LOL! I love your puppy pics, she definetly knows how to chill-out. I love your writing & music & have to check your blog out often. Happy Thursday.

Unknown said...

You are VERY deserving of all the compliments you receive. Your blog is fun and cute and brightens my day! I also like your idea of complimenting someone takes just a little effort to make someone GLOW for hours. We should all make a practice of complimenting each other more!

PS: LOVE the new's SO 7 year old boyish...but can be used for all the grown up boys too...LOL!

Anonymous said...

That's so COOL! YOu deserve every bit of praise, too!
I totally agree with the notion of gushing over someone...everday! Everyone needs to feel their worth, even for a few moments♥
Love your doggie, too! Our little Sam snoozes (+ snoring sound effects).
Good for you with the orders, hope that spreads around!!Positive thoughts:)

bomobob said...

I'm so blushing right now. (Yes, I know...that's grammatically incorrect)

You're such a sweetie. I meant every word.

Jill said...

I always enjoy when people are nice too!

Your dog is so adorable!!!

kraftykash said...

There is nothing better than a nice note of encouragement in a crazy day! Have you seen my latest blog?? uggh! teenagers! :)

Ang said...

Oh what such a great post!! Now I feel so much better that right after dinner tonight I was ranting and raving to my 18 year old to set a better example to her 8 year old sister and 'be kind' to others..ha About 10 minutes ago before I read your post I was feeling NOT SO like mother of the I do again..ha Just yesterday me and my 8 year old stopped by some church friends of ours (she had gotten a staph infection and it somehow got on her spine & now she is paralyzed, obviously we are praying this is not permanent) The husband wasn't home but we left a note telling him we stopped by, going to walmart and wanted to know if he needed anything. My daughter was asking me 'why' we were leaving a note...I explained to her 'it's not to get's to show someone else you are putting them above yourself and to show them kindness'.... Thanks..that was a GREAT post..we should try and do something for others on a daily basis. I just love your blog..You realy do a great job!

41wray said...

you do have an entertaining touch!!
thanks so much for what you are doing for the Cora Playground. Jessica is my cousin but I've always considered she and her sibs as my "first" grandchildren. We live in So Cal where the Bevs lived early in the girls lives, Matt was born here.

Ramblin Mama said...

I love the pics of your puppy showing us all how to truly relax. I only wish my m-i-l had a computer and I could direct here here. She loves to see a happy, comfy pooch that reminds her of her old pets. She's too far away to view through mine.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

That is so sweet! I do try even harder to be nice to the folks that look mean and grumpy, because for some reason they need some cheering!

desiree said...

Isn't it great to get a compliment unsolicited! How wonderful for you!

Vanessa and Company said...

I love your blog too, and read it faithfully. A big yay for you Beki!

Rosebud Collection said...

What great pictures..They started my day off with a smile..What great shots of the dog..I just love them..

Anonymous said...

Good post! What a fun email to recieve :)

Tamara Jansen said...

Can you believe it? Today was "Give Someone a Pat on the Back" day at the greenhouse. We had a meeting with all the managers and the Big Guy gave everyone a $50 gift certificate for dinner if they gave someone a compliment for a job well done :)

We're all going out for dinner tonight!

Suzy said...

It is alway wonderful to have good compliments thrown your way..Enjoy! You do a great job at your blog!

Anonymous said...

You deserve that praise! I love your blog.

Today I sent an email to the new skating director at the local ice rink. She's doing a fantastic job and I wanted to let her know how much we all appreciate it.


Alisha said...

I love reading your blog and I love your music play list. How did you come up with some many good songs?

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, that's so nice! When readers take the time to let us know they appreciate us, there's nothing better, is there?

And I love that you misspelled "English" and left it that way. I thought you did it on purpose! :-)