Sunday, January 20, 2013

I've Been Hit!


I have been having so much
fun doing my
Random Acts of Kindness,
it never even occurred to
                                   me that I might receive
one (or even two) myself.
But I have!
And of course,
I must share them with you,
my loyal followers.
Last Thursday was
the last day of the first
trimester at school.
I had the lucky fortune to be in
drama class with my student.
I immediately fell in love
with the drama teacher.
Her name is Mrs. Dupuis (it's french and pronounced DewPwee).
Doesn't she just sound like a drama teacher?
I had to go into work for half a day on Friday
for some training
and look what I found in my mailbox:

Something that may seem so small but
it made me smile from ear to ear!
She also made brownies for all of her classes
on Thursday as she keeps track of "brownie" points
the students earn throughout the trimester.
Clever, no?

That very same day,
I arrived home to find a box in my
I hadn't ordered anything and upon
inspecting the box,
was suspicious that it was from a fellow blogger,
however, I hadn't entered any giveaways
or won anything.

So I slowly began to unwrap the items inside.
First, three adorable Valentine's Day hearts, each with play dough
inside...for stress relief!
Then a lovely, warm, fuzzy pair of socks...
perfect for the sub zero, Arctic temperatures that have arrived!
A beautiful bottle of nail polish
and a very pretty magnet
from Virginia!
I still wasn't sure what was going on...
but giggled and smiled like a school
girl getting something from a secret Valentine.

Bad picture, I'm sorry,
but here are my goodies!

And then,
a very sweet, very touching note:

Thanking me for being an inspiration
with my good deeds!

And just who was so kind to do this for me?

Of course,
it was none other than


Two Bears Farm and the Three Cubs

Lisa is one of the kindest, smartest people
I know.
I hope you will visit her blog.
I know you'll fall in love with her,
just as I have.

from the bottom of my heart,
THANK YOU for thinking of me
and for making my month!

I decided to come back to make an edit
after Mike's comment/question:

I am thrilled to be able to thank Lisa for the lovely gifts.
However, if the note had been unsigned,
I would have thanked nobody and everyone...
just like I suggested.
Love shared,
anonymously or with a signature,
is love.
And love always warms my heart.
Fair question, Mike!
Thanks for asking!



Buttons said...

Oh Jill you so deserve this. You are awesome and so is Lisa . Enjoy my friend. Hugs to both of you. B

Mike said...

Just a question for you to ponder. You probably already have but, you have received a gift/letter, first hand.

You posted before about random acts of kindness/anonymous cards and asked if we, the readers, would want them signed or not.

I can ask you the same question. It's heart-warming and a great gift but, is it better knowing who sent it or not?

Jackie said...

Well that's just a bunch of fun! Some lovely surprises for someone who deserves it. I can tell your tickled pink Jill. Hope you have a great week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

i do agree with mike - rather a 'one-leg-up' if you know who is appreciating you. :)


Anonymous said...

A great "gift" from the drama teacher, and from Lisa. She is a great mom and super blog buddy. Enjoy your pretties.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jill, for both the certificate & the box of goodies! =)

Lynne said...

Very nice indeed Jill!

Paula said...

Aww how nice and you so deserve it.

Beth said...

Congrats on the award. The gift you received was special.

Susan said...

Funny how that what goes around comes around. Also, It's awesome how people will feel encouraged to do RAK too after they receive them.
You are awesome! You've started something good!

Chatty Crone said...

Lisa is a wonderful gal! As are you! Glad you got something so sweet.

Gloria Hood said...

What a very special day you had! And you desereved it for sure!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

And I think the teacher's idea of brownie points is so cute :-)

EM Illustrator said...

It's lovely to get those surprises, you deserve them so much.
Enjoy your week!


Nancy Claeys said...

Lisa is such a sweetie! And so are you for coming up with this idea... I think it's going to catch on quickly.

Have a wonderful week Jill!

Madi and Mom said...

LOL you have started an epidemic of kindness and let's hope it spreads faster than the flu.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Michaele said...

How very thoughtful of Lisa. Look what you started! : )

Rosemary said...

Good Karma is its own reward and you are living proof. I'm glad people "get" what you are all about :)

Debbie said...

soooo fun!! i love lisa, she was my pen pal when you hosted that, that's how we met!!

love this!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This post was so heartwarming! Random acts if kindness always come back around :)

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, It was just a matter of time for all the good to come back to you! Enjoy all your gifts! Love, Penny

Furry Bottoms said...

I love surprises like that!! I would love to be on the receiving end of this, it would make me feel so much appreciated. You do deserve this. You went through a lot!

I just remembered that I had snuck in bars of hershey's candy bars and put only a few in random mailboxes at work. The response was not the best. "WHO did this?... "WHY?!" and "What is the motive? What is the ulterior motive????" That was very disappointing. So I am glad you got retribution!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well you are just proving that old saying- what goes around, comes around. That was so sweet of Lisa!

Ellie said...

How lovely of Lisa to send you this lovely gift. But you really do deserve some loveliness.
Having those lovely brownies in drama class would certainly make the pupils work hard for them :)

Gina Gao said...

That was very nice. This sounded like a lot of fun!