And this Christmas I was pretty much overwhelmed by packages from some of you. I was going to take pictures of everything and post them.. but I can't find my camera at this exact moment. I will say that my handmade purse from Finny is amazing. I get compliments on it EVERY DAY and it's perfect. It's probably the most perfect bag I have ever had. It's funky, it's a yellow/gray color combo I would never normally pick up but now I love, it fits my cell phone perfectly, and I can cram a lot of absolute shit I feel like I need to carry every day. It's amazing.
Then I got one package full of handmade bows from Jamie one week and a few weeks later I got a kick ass bracelet and a bunch of stuff for my kids. Now, the fact that she took time out of her busy new mom life AND spent money out of her tight new mom budget to send something to my kids and I? Truly touched. It makes me wish I lived closer to her so I could squeeze her guts out.
A few weeks ago I sent my blog buddy Amber a key chain that I absolutely HAD to get her. I had to it. It was a knitted cat butt key chain. If you don't think that's amazing and unique? You are a loser. But I saw it and knew it had to be hers so I got it. It wasn't a lot, but it was something that made me think of her and she loved it. Last year she went to a scrapbook convention and sent me a HUGE BOX absolutely full of scrapbook supplies. Full of it. I mean, I had a hard time getting it all out because it was so full. It was amazing because I don't have a local store anymore (except Michaels, but it's just not the same) and I was sad. This year? I got another box just as full. I am so thankful and grateful and humbled that someone else out in the world thinks of me and does something like that. It's kind of amazing. And I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty much like a little kid digging through it all and squealing- Matt basically said it sounds like a farm in the dining room with all of my squeals.
So the year of 2012 is going to be my random act of kindness year. I like doing RAOK's anyways but I think maybe I'm not doing enough. I want to do more. It might just be paying for the asshole behind me at McDonald's, it might be helping someone carry their groceries out, it might be random notes and stuff to people during the year. Who knows. But I think not enough people do that and when I think about how it makes me feel to be the recipient of one, it makes me think I'd probably feel even better being the person to do it. So here we go.
Give me some ideas on really cool Random Acts of Kindness.