Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happiness


Happiness comes to us in so many forms. For me I am the happiest when I can give that gift to someone else. As this next week of Thanksgiving approaches I want to give this gift to someone else. For many years now at thanksgiving I had done something special for someone as a surprise. Some times I have been able to do it without them knowing that it was I who did it. It is so much more meaningful when you hear them telling about it and they did not know you did it for them. You can hear and really know the happiness you have brought to them. In the bible there is a verse that to paraphrase says do not tell your right hand what your left hand is doing. So this year I am planning to help brighten someone I know who lives alone and is a shut-in, with their favorite pie. Most of my gifts are homemade as they are created by my hands and are gifts of love from my heart. As the old saying says it is truly better to give than to recieve. Blessings from my home to yours!!!

26 comments:

Gayla said...

What a great post. I love home madethings from the heart the most.

Mary Isabella said...

Yes, me too! Very sweet.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how wonderful of you to care for someone else that way! I loved your post.
Blessings,
Robin

Tea Time and Roses said...

There are few things that can compare with the joy of giving...

Hugs to you...

Beverly

Elaine Thomas said...

Oh Mary! What a sweet angel you are. I send blessings to you and your family. It also brings me happiness to help others.

Take Care,
Elaine

Sandra Evertson said...

I love your banner, that bunny is so cute he doesn't even look real!
Sandra Evertson

see you there! said...

What a darling graphic you used on your post and what a wonderful idea to bake a favoirte pie for someone.

Darla

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Thats my buddy Darla Sue! And Sandra above her is an artist in many publications :)

KJ said...

What a beautiful picture and a wonderful gesture! I love giving and I am also looking to bless strangers and the unsuspecting!

Oh happy day!
KJ
California

Alice said...

What a wonderful idea. Since I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I'll have time to bake next week and share your idea of giving pies. Thank you so much!

She'sSewPretty said...

That is very sweet Mary. We are giving four turkeys to a shelter here. It is our way of giving thanks for what we have.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a very loving thing to do and how truly thoughtful of you.

Hugs,
Dena

Counting Your Blessings said...

Sometimes, when we can, it's fun to do the 12 days of Christmas for someone without them knowing who's leaving the gifts. Hmmm.. now you've got me thinking! I'll have to start praying about who God might want us to that for. Thanks! Blessings... Polly

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I am sure that God will bless you abundantly for your gesture! Many blessings,
Barbara

Mrs. G. said...

Nothing makes me happier than these random acts of kindness. A pie says LOVE.

Monica said...

Hi Mary
Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts for our sweet little Rori, it means alot!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a very sweet and beautiful thing to do!

My mom has in the past offered holiday meals to people who probably would have had none otherwise.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

A Lilac in My Path... said...

Mary Isabella, thank you so much for your beautiful comment on Lilac... You and your family have a wonderful weekend...

Smiles to you...

Beverly

Flea Market Queen said...

What a lovely post!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving...
Priscilla

Mrs.B said...

What a wonderful post! And I agree, I love your blog header, it's so pretty and the bunny is so CUTE!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
~Mrs.B

vivian said...

Hi MaryIsabella, just stopping by.. and wanted you to know I had been here!
thats a very kind thing for you to do for the woman who lives alone.. what kind of pie will you make?
it is fun to do things like that annonymously!
have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wonderful post and such blessings. We wish there were more people like you with your spirit!

Have a blessed day!
kari and kijsa

BittersweetPunkin said...

Just popping in to say Hello to you today....
Blessings,
Robin

Scrappy Moments said...

Beautiful Post,Giving Makes everyone happy, more so than recieving :)

Angie

GardenGoose said...

how very precious to do that for someone that could really use the lift this time of year.

Nancy said...

I'm so with you. I love doing nice things for people, especially anonymously. Your post has inspired me to get thinking about it for this holiday season. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you don't mind, but you've been tagged to share 8 random things about yourself :)