Darling DJ Friends…
I want to share with you a ‘miracle’ that happened to me this week.
It’s been a long (weird?) month. Busy, crazy schedules, everyone I know seems to have some problems and issues that are difficult and the weather outside in Florida is getting hotter and more humid every day. Not my favorite for sure. You know…not really awful stuff…just some ‘life crud’ stuff.
And then I received one of those little pink slips saying ‘come pick this up at the post office’ in my mailbox. Thinking it was probably a free magazine subscription or something, I let it sit on my bill pile for a bit. Then finally, after a week or so, could avoid it no longer and went to the post office and picked up a box from a name I didn’t know, from a city I’ve never heard of.
I hesitantly opened it up. And what I found inside was nothing short of a miracle for me. A big box full of projects a fabulous teacher had created with DJ Inker’s art and made throughout her 22 year career in teaching. I’ve asked her if it was ok to blog about it, and she assured me that it was fine. Penny…an angel for sure…sent me a letter and project after darling project she had made for her kids, church and school over the years. And included a letter that had me in tears from the first sentence, and smiles the rest of the time. I don’t know Penny personally, but I love her. She is on a mission of kindness and love in her life that just made me stop in awe. What a blessing to know people like she and her husband are doing.
I’ve said this many times…no one has a better ‘job’ than I do. I crazy love my work, the people I meet and am able to draw for. I am wildly blessed in this area. But! There are some challenges for sure, and one of them is loneliness on this side of the screen. I spend a lot of hours alone with my work, wondering if I’m doing something that matters, and if I’ll be able to pay the bills. So that is why… this incredible box from Penny was a miracle. I could go on and on about the projects she created with DJ Inker’s art, but the heart, time and effort she took to send it to me and share what she made was the miracle for me!
I know it takes a lot of time to add heart and smiles to the things we do. And there are days (many) that we all wonder if it’s worth it. And I can promise you, for sure…that it is. What we do matters. How we care, create and pass along the love and smiles in our lives to those around us truly does matter. Penny knows this. I know this for sure about Penny and many of you that care about your efforts to make this world a better place. One smile at a time.
Much love and thank you for letting me be part of your creations and know for sure that you’re in my heart and thoughts as well.
Here’s to a fabulous June!!
P.S. Speaking of SMILES… did you know we’ve got a CONTEST going right now? Yup… Just by taking a few minutes for your creative soul to make someone smile… you could WIN $25 to spend at DJ Inkers!!!
It’s easy. All you have to do is create a ‘Smile Today’ card (a little note to make someone smile). Click here to see the daily smiles that we have created for some inspiration! Your ‘Smile Today’ card must include: a happy thought or quote, 1+ DJ image, and 1+ DJ font. Please size approximately: 3.5″ x 5″ (or 500 pixels x 700 pixels), wide or tall… in jpg or PDF format. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by: June 10, 2014. Limit 3 entries per person.
TWO LUCKY WINNERS will get a $25 DJ gift certificate! And your friends will be the official judges!!! We will post all of our entries on facebook and pintrest… and let the voting begin. The 2 entries with the most likes/shares/comments in a week will be our winners. :) Winning entries will also be featured on next month’s Digital Crafting & Home Creations Email.