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3 posts from May 2010

Tuckaway Hearts by Peggy Helfrich

I have designed and started to create something I call "Tuckaway Hearts." The idea cam to me as a dream of sorts and everywhere I go and everywhere I send them they are received so joyfully it makes my heart sing!

HeartMy hearts are small and handmade and are filled with love and good wishes. They are meant to be received and if possible, passed along to another friend or family member and so on ... or they can be kept and treasured. I send them to whomever I feel needs a hug or a bit of love on any given day. Sometimes, complete strangers get them. There is no better feeling than knowing that a small gesture just might make someone smile or feel validated! 

Thank you for allowing me to share,

— Peggy Helfrich

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Dispense Thank You Cards & Collect Gratitude by LaLa Ortiz

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." — Ghandi

I started carrying thank you cards around in my bag/purse about 11 years ago. I got the idea from a book I read (I can't remember the title or author) about two brothers who are also very successful business partners. They had many great ideas about how they organized their business and made a wonderful life for themselves but one of the ideas really struck a cord for me. They make it a point to send out 5 thank you cards or notes every week. In doing this they also make a conscious effort to be thankful and appreciative of someone and something specific every single day. I just thought that was a wonderful way to be and a great habit to start.

This also came at a time when I was just beginning to make my own cards so I also got in a lot of card-making practice. Being thankful and of course being able to brighten someone's day by acknowledging something they did or said that made a positive affect on my life, no matter how small, just makes the world a happier place to be. I love to spread a little sunshine whenever I can!

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