We're approaching that time of the year....a time for giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives. I know I'm grateful for so much; especially for my little family.
Though we always seem to desire more, don't we? More material objects...like a bigger house, a newer car or the latest trends, but will any of those 'things' fill up your soul and make you happier? I don't think so.
One could argue that I feel this way because I don't have any of those things.
I don't have a house, but I have a home in the shape of an apartment. It's large enough for each of my girls to have their own bedroom and it's always full of warmth and laughter. I also don't have to mow the lawn, plow the driveway or worry about maintenance. To me, that's a good thing.
I don't have a new car. I have a 15 year old Land Rover, but it's paid off. It's also a beast in the snow storms of Maine and it always gets my family from point A to point B safely. The girls and I have made a lot of memories in that old Land Rover. Again, a good thing.
We really want for nothing...we have clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet, food in our bellies and a solid roof over our head. I'd say we're pretty lucky compared to some, and I try every day to instill in them the gift of giving. You don't have to have a lot to give, and to me it's far more rewarding than anything else.
During this holiday season, take some time to give. Whether it's a gift card, cash or your time. I can promise that the smile and gratitude you'll receive will be far more rewarding than anything else.
I've created these simple "pay-it-forward" envelopes for Reverie Creations out of vintage book and atlas pages, and they make a great way to give thanks to those special people in your life. Tuck in a gift card for your hairdresser, a co-worker, or the babysitter. Add some cash and present it to a stranger.
They're durable and reusable so the recipient can continue with the giving and pay-it-forward. That's ALWAYS a good thing.
You can find these and more "pay-it-forward' envelopes at Reverie Creations. If you prefer another theme or color, just message me through Etsy and I will customize a set of envelopes just for you. Start giving today and every day!
Have a blessed day, my friends!