Today with pleasure I introduce Linda Cohen author
of 1,000 Mitzvahs, an excerpt from her book!
Giving a Book to A Friend
A friend of mine was leaving for a trip and I thought she might enjoy a
book for the vacation. I gifted her with my copy of a book I had recently
read and loved.
Throughout the course of the mitzvah project, people often asked
me what my first mitzvah was. They wanted to know if I had initially set
out to do big mitzvahs and then realized it would be too hard and therefore
started to tone it down. The truth is that from the outset I knew that
my mitzvahs would be small acts of kindness. That was my intention
from the beginning. The idea of tracking them gave me a chance to
write and find solace and comfort after grief.
Indeed, giving, or even regifting, is a small gesture. But it’s certainly
a donation, and it’s something that can help you share ideas and
resources with people you know and love. Alternately, you can consider
donating your used books to libraries, which can always make use of
good books to build their collections. Giving away a copy of a book
you’ve read, or a CD that you’ve enjoyed, can mean opening you up to
a conversation you might not have otherwise had with a friend or loved
one. This was, in fact, my first mitzvah, and my friend was touched by
my small gesture.
♥ Gift a book to a friend.
WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS
to the following over the top generous GIFTERS
A huge thanks to the following sponsors for offering up some very heartfelt presents for the month of December... Besides the featured Authors book each day, we will have weekly PRESENTS of the following..
From top to bottom.....Pellon is gifting 2 pillows, 1 batting for a throw, some pillow stuffing, and some wonder under to 2 winners who stick with Pellon!
Aurifil is gifting 4 boxes of large threads in a variety of colours to 4 lovers of threads....
Bag Lady is gifting 5 assorted frames for coin purses to 1 coin purse lover!
Reliable Corporation ( you can see close up here) is gifting 2 Sensor Irons to 2 quilters who love to iron.
Purdy's Chocolate is gifting 4 large boxes of chocolates...( I did not even peak under the wrapper, so I am not sure what is there ) to 4 lucky chocolate lovers.
Andover Fabrics is gifting 4 beautiful assorted fat quarter bundles to 4 fabric lovers...
And Seal Press will be gifting the book that is featured each day!
Our whole month of December we cheerleaders will be celebrating all of YOU, who have been
with us for years. To our new followers, we will welcome you with all the warmth we can muster....
WE hope you will be visiting us and leaving lovely comments for all of our guests who have
made this month possible.... Take this time to thank those around you for all of our blessings...
It will be a very special month....
All those who follow will be eligible for all of our gifts.....and if we hit 5,000 followers, I have a very special gift for YOU....oh yes...wink...
Whatever your wishes are this season, these are our wishes for you...!
With warmest blessings from our cheerleading TEAM...
Jane, Carol, Katherine, Marlene, Wendy, Corrie, Linda, Cherry,
Pauline, Christine....These are our cheerleaders...
and a new one who will be joining the team in 2013 Mary!