Despite my moaning and groaning lately, I am basically a happy person and optimistic. The changes we are going through are challenging, but so is the Sudoku I work each morning and I look forward to that. I smile often. I laugh a lot. I look for humor and joy and usually find it.
When happiness, love and joy arrive unexpectedly, it takes my breath away. This isn't because I live without happiness, love and joy, but because I am so tuned in to these feelings, it is hard to surprise me. I was surprised recently and that is what today's thankful post is about.
Years ago, on a large message board that was part of HGTV (Home Talk was the forum), I became friendly with a woman who loved vintage things. Vintage was part of her board name and many of us referred to her as Vinty as a nickname. That large board began to have problems with contentious members and many small private forums were created. Vinty and I coexisted on two or three of them, but those boards were short lived and the big board at HGTV was closed.
A year or two ago I reconnected with another former poster from Home Talk who had her own blog. I don't know how she and Vinty found each other, but I was happy they did as it led me to Cami (Vinty) and her blog, Creating Myself. Go there and look around. She has a great eye for finding things at yard sales and store sales, bringing them into her home and transforming them into more than they were before her hands touched them.
Cami is the source of my recent unexpected happiness. Look at what she sent me:
Look closely....Do you see why these made Cami think of me? The ladies are knitting! They are knitting with blue yarn and black knitting needles.
These ladies are in my bedroom for now, but I think they may become part of a new knitting bag after the holidays.
Is there anything nicer than knowing someone was thinking of you? Thanks again Cami, and thank you everyone who stops here to read.