Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Song in my Heart

Today I drew a name for the special celebratory earring giveaway...I took the time to write each person's name on tags that I made from antique sheet music. It seemed appropriate. Those of you who visit my blog are such a song in my heart...your words about Autumn were such a gift to me! Thank you for taking the time to leave your most favorite memories. I so enjoyed each and every one of them and I'll be sharing some of them in tomorrow's post, as well as one or two of my own, but today, here is the winner of the giveaway:
There is something about physically writing...almost like leaving a tiny part of yourself on paper for others to experience. As I wrote each of your names, I thought of you and the inherent beauty that each of you possess. After I wrote out 26 names, I placed them in my most special vessel...a little old two handled sugar bowl that I've had for almost 15 years now. As far as possessions, this is by far my most favorite. I found it  so long ago and it has
followed me as I've zig-zagged from one end of this country to the other and back again. Its familiar shape, a reminder of simpler times in a little white bead-board house in the country and the things that truly matter. Simplicity. Hope. Love. Living in the moment...
I placed my hand over your names in that little white bowl and sent thoughts of those things to each and every one of you. I sent thoughts of hope, love, strength, light, simplicity, and peace to you all. My hope is that somehow you receive them.


  1. i like your comment about writing things down..also the reminder of
    Simplicity, Hope, Love and Living in the moment..
    it seems in all the day to day rushing around we tend to forget some of the more important things about living.
    thanks for this very special giveaway..

  2. Your sweet words always travel w/ me, wherever I may go. Thoughts of love, light, simplicity, hope, movement, and being swirled in your sugar bowl hit me sweetly. I feel it + am teary. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Congrats Spirited, you're in for a real treat!


  3. as i look at these beautiful pictures our handwritten names....i see mine and in that moment i was looking at it....i felt the hope, light, love and strength from you.

    strength is the one i feel i need most as of late.

    thank YOU and congrats to the lucky lucky winner!!!

    lots of love and hugs and hope and light and strength and peace and simplicity to YOU.
    i feel all that you put out is like a boomerang and its comin right back to you too!!


  4. Jennifer, I caught the winds of your hope, love, and strength. I whispered a prayer your way (I had been worried about you after your mom left). Thank you for creating this beautiful space and place of lightness and inspiration. May your health continue to grow strong. -Mia

  5. Oh,YES! I felt the love that you sent! And the hope! And the light! And felt your gentle spirit that I've grown to love, and somehow need so much in my life right now! So, THANK YOU, special Angel of All Things Beautiful!

  6. You do everything so well with love and commitment Jennifer. To even know that my name was in that little two handled sugar bowl is a blessing. Your blog is always so beautiful. Congrats to the winner too :)

  7. Only a beautiful, special person could do such a beautiful, special thing (and create such beautiful, special treasures). Bless you, Jennifer. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. And congratulations to Spirited Earth


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