Friday, June 19, 2009

A Random Act of Kindness

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a complete stranger. Turns out, not all strangers mean danger, as McGruff the Crime Dog taught me when I was little.

So, I received this email from Darlene who, unbeknownst to me, has been reading my blog for the last 2 months. Her email said that she had been given an old Victorian scrapbook by a family friend, and would I like to have it.

Can you say "SHOCK"!

Can you say "YES"!

Can you say "Squealing and Jumping Up and Down like a little kid on Christmas morning"!

So, she sent it to me and I sent her a journal of her choice in return.

The book is simply wonderful! It has calling cards and some fabulous coffee cards in it, as well as, school awards and such. I have been sitting and looking through it over and over again. It makes me wonder if someone will be as excited to find my art journals and my own scrapbooks, a hundred years from now, and be as thrilled to sit down with a cup of tea and linger over each page, as I have done with this scrapbook.

Even though I've said it half a dozen times already, Thank You so much, Darlene!!!

15 comments:

knitterbeader said...

You made me smile this morning. So glad you're loving the scrapbook, much as I'm loving your journal. Glad the scrapbook found a loving home. I'm anxious to see your creativness with some of the items in it.

Jamie said...

Oh you lucky Girl!! That was so awesome and sweet of Darlene. It is neat to think of you wonderful work a hundred years from now. I like that:) Can't WAIT until next week!!!!!!!!! Love, Jamie

tina said...

DRRROOOOOOLLL! That is so kind! I know someone will be cherishing your work 100 years from now, Alisa.

cindy said...

man oh man! you are blessed indeedie! :D it looks amazing.

-c
yapping cat

TinyBear said...

What a fabulous book Alisa - so beautiful. You are one lucky gal.
hugs, Tina x

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a wonderful surprise and fabulous book!
Lucky girl ;)

Becky said...

Oh lucky you, i would love that as well.In a hundred years some one will be looking into your book and saying she was just amazing.

Sandy Michelle said...

Oh Alisa what a treasure that is! You're so lucky to have such a throughtful friend :)

Sandy xox

Caleen said...

What a special gift she gave you.. I am sure that she knows that you will appreciate it and will cherish it.. It is really a great scrapbook of special things.. Really love stuff like that.. I love all those tossed away things that no one really cares about.. Really awesome. Hope you are having a relaxing summer..

Margaret said...

Excuse me while I drool on the keyboard!!! wow!, what a stunning collection of cards that has so gone to the right person, something to really treasure lucky you! Mx

Mary Wadsworth said...

Lucky girl, what a lovely gift!

Andrea Villarreal said...

What a fabulous gift! Why would anyone ever give it up?? Lucky girl:)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Lucky, lucky lady! We inherited this house stuffed with tons of old paper that the man selling thought was junk. It was very much in the same vain as your scrapbook with school awards, cards etc from her life. I was doing the happy dance for sure so totally understand your elation!

the wild raspberry said...

what an absolute treasure!!! how amazing...
chasity

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Now that is KINDNESS!! What a gift!