Thursday, September 3, 2009

Operation Nice Blog Hop!

So over the last few weeks with all my blog surfing, I've come across so many wonderfully talented folks. You know, the crafty ones who you dream to have a pinky sized amount of their talent and drool at all of their creations. Well, I've also come across some amazingly kind, sincere and caring folks as well! I've been so renewed in the goodness of people lately... Maybe I was having a spell of negativity for awhile or something, but seeing how kind and generous people can be has really opened my heart again.


First, there was Stacy (remember Scrappin' Everday Life?) I just got her goodies in the mail and I can hardly even believe that she would give them away for free! There must be at least $50 worth of treasures there! And for crying out loud, the postage alone was almost $10- just because she's nice! Wow, that's amazing! I've also been following Trisha's blog. She has a weekly inspirational challenge that is all about what we can do for others! Has she ever inspired me! Then I came across a call for this blog hop which led me to the blog for Operation Nice! You HAVE TO CHECK THIS OUT! If you aren't amazed at the goodness of people and maybe even break down and cry a bit, I don't know quite what to tell you! I know I was so touched... People can be so good to us in just the littlest of ways, and so often, we don't even realize it.

My most significant event, however, has been in my son's transition to kindergarten. Here's the story... We live nearly 20 miles away and in another school district from where each of us work as well as where our sitter is (hey, there's another angel in our lives!) Knowing that our daughter would remain with our sitter while J was in school, we decided to "choice" him into the district we teach in, having him go to a school near the sitter. Since well before the school year ended last year, we have been showered with kindness and open arms. Our little guy loves school, loves his teacher, and feels so loved in return. From the office staff, the principal, counselor, and other support staff to all the folks right there in and out of his room, he is loved! Because of this, I decided I needed to show some "niceness" to them whenever I can. I can't be at the school to help out, but I can find other ways to show how much I appreciate them. Today, I baked chocolate chip cookies and made a card to tell how much they mean to our family, and I'll send them to school in the morning.






I want to leave you with some great words I just came across from some people with importance in my life...


"We all make a difference in everything we say or do. Think about your words and actions because they will linger in the minds of the people who hear and observe them." T. Campbell


"My motto is, 'Life is now in session; the question is, are you present?'" Rev. H. Watkins


I hope to hear some great ideas from all of you and learn from the other gals here in the hop to see how you show someone you're nice! Thanks for being here! Make sure to leave a comment to be signed up for the awesome goodies! (See all those people being nice?!) Have fun in the rest of the hop! Here's your next stop!


Til next time ~ <3

21 comments:

Kaytee said...

There is nothing better than homemade cookies! That is so very NICE of you!! Have a great weekend!!

Alison said...

WOW!! what a touching story.. and who wouldn't love the cookies and card.. Thank you so much for sharing with us.. :) hugs

Yvette said...

How very sweet of you! The cookies look so yummy... makes me want to bake some myself to pass out this weekend! TFS

Rachel Hope said...

Oh Yum! That is nice!!! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Great card and yummy looking cookies!

Donna said...

Ohhhh YUM! Cookies.... And how cute is that card...I loved your quotes as well Carly....They are perfect for this blog hop...Beautiful work! Xx

Lida said...

Love home made cookies, I´m sure they are going to love them too, love your quotes as well.

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a sweet and thoughtful group!
How am I nice, I provide goodies to my postal clerk and letter carrier. I am also a Cricut card fairy who make and send cards to cher people up when they are ill or down. Makes you feel good.

Sara said...

:) what a great story- I am so happy that you could share your little bit of NICE with us and I cannot wait to see some more of your creations-I love the card and those cookies sure look delish!!!

xoxo
sarabeth

Lailani said...

mmmmm...homemade cookies!!! Have a wonderful Friday!!

Tanya said...

What a yummy way to show your appreciation!!!

Alicia said...

It sounds like you have sent your son to a wonderful school! The teachers will absolutely love your thoughtful gift and they'll be happy to know that they are really appreciated. I know, I am a teacher when not on maternity leave! Most teachers do what they do for the children, because it is usually a thankless job and it definitely doesn't pay enough to be done for the money! So congratulations on supporting your children's teachers. They'll love you, and your son, for it!

Leish

craft_princess said...

So nice....homemade cookies!!
Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

very sweet and the cookies look wonderful!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

What a sweet thing to do! Thanks for sharing your story! One of the things I try to do to be nice is making cards to the soldiers at Cards for Heroes! I know they are fighting for my country, so I can at least make some cards for them to send home!

Karen L said...

Homemade cookies are the BEST!! I love surprising someone..especially when they least expect it!
My nicest contribution is my volunteer position at the local senior center where I donate my time and my materials to help seniors learn to make cards. We sell them as fundraisers for the center and have a great time in the meantime!

jesskittelson said...

What a nice thing to do! The cookies and card are a really nice guessture!

Cheryl said...

I know that bit of niceness probably made their day.

Piali said...

Nice card and Yum.......coolies!!!What a nice thing to do! so sweet of you...

Didi said...

Wow what a special giftie! It's always nice to let people know they are appreciated and not taken for granted. I always like to give handmade personal gifts to our sons teachers, they are shaping his life too and they are very important to us.
Have a wonderful day!

skrapkat said...

mmmmm yum homebaked cookies...nothing better...this is such a great idea, I think I might do something like this too :)