Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sneak Peek . . . Kind and Brave Giveaway

“I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people know more... though I know that is the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.” ~L.M. Montgomery

I recently wrote about how I should probably join overgivers anonymous.  But then, is there really such a thing as giving too much?  I have cleaned out my gift closet and made a sweet care package full of some of my favorite things.  I wanted to do it here on the blog in a way that would encourage some of the silent readers to say "hello" and share stories of someone kind or brave in their own lives.  I am ready to meet you all and know a little about why you keep reading here.  So many of you have blessed our family over and over these past years with gifts and prayer and encouragement.  I wish I could send a package to each of you! 

Here's a few pictures of just some of the goodies included in this giveaway.  The rules to enter are simple. 

1.  If you don't already, follow the blog by joining in the right sidebar as people praying for us.  You will need to have a google account to do this, but that is pretty simple to set up.  Let me know if you just can't figure it out.  Some people can't seem to comment either and this is probably because you do not have a google account. 

2.  Comment on THIS post your favorite verse or quote about courage or kindness. 

3.  Email me at your nomination of someone in your life that has demonstrated bravery and/or kindness that has inspired you.  

4.  Optional but fun is to share this "Kind and Brave" giveaway by using the "share" function in the top right of the blog.  Pass this on to your friends and give them a chance to nominate YOU. 

Wouldn't you LOVE to have all this delivered as a surprise to your front door?  Tomorrow I will share more about some of the pieces, links to where you can find them and also a few more beauties that will be included like a stunning scarf and a pair of very special earrings.  In the meantime start your nominations!  They are private and with your permission the winning one will be posted on the blog and also printed beautifully to include with the package.  I will leave this open until a week from today, May 6th, and then announce the winner on Tuesday, May 7th and get the package shipped off to arrive in time for Mother's Day.  PS. Sharing with your hubby or children and having them enter for YOU isn't against the rules either. 

Kindness ALWAYS matters.  Courage ALWAYS wins.  Have a blessed Sunday.  


  1. I love this! And yes, you are have always been a wonderful giver! Love you bunches!

  2. I'm a bit at a loss for what to write here, you've asked that we post a quote regarding bravery or courage that we like best, but there in lay two problems... For one, honestly, as there are an infinate variety of people in this world so to have I encountered an infinate variety of ways of expressing the incredible, touching, and numerous other attributes to courage and bravery. If I were to choose just one quote it would be akin to choosing one friend over another, for they are all unique, beautiful and adored. Additionally, I can't conceive of a single quote because - I'm drawing a blank! [laugh!] All that comes to mind are thoughts of a quote regarding a mother's love since your post made me think of her and cry. Thank you for that. I love her dearly.

  3. I followed you! Pamie G.

  4. Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
    Princess Diana

    My favorite and I adored her!

    Thanks for your kindness! Pamie G.

  5. Kindness is so simple yet not always so common as kindness is frequently mistaken for weakness.

    My favorite kindness quote is: You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. My favorite quote about courage:
    "Courage is not an absence of fear; it is action in the face of fear." ~ Anonymous

  7. Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

  8. I love this quote about courage: Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher

    I will be emailing my (sort of) nomination...just have to write it.

  9. In light of what I'm sending you: Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name. --Robert Louis Stevenson

    Thanks... and i'm having Google trouble, so I hope this works!