Early Sunday morning...( with a bag of 4 paper roses )... I started the day by going to the local grocery to get the newspaper and some cinnamon buns... as I walked slowly by the bakery department I saw 4 women preparing the most delicious looking desserts.
A young girl asked if she could help me. I thanked her and complimented the beautiful mouth watering desserts in the display cooler. I gave her a paper rose. I explained that she was welcome to keep it ...use it as a gift topper...or gift it forward if she didn't want it. I told her I make them and love to craft. I pointed out my business card with contact information on the back held in place with photo corners...I also handed her a card that read:
Would you like to learn how to make a paper rose like this one?
15 Minutes to cut ... 15 minutes to shape and glue
Host a girl’s night out in your home and invite 3 - 5 friends.
Each guest will leave with 3 roses.
Beautiful gift toppers…
or glued to a thank you note is a gift in itself.
$11.00 @ +$1.00 contribution
If you are not interested...that's fine. Keep the rose and enjoy your day.
As the other 3 women gathered around to look at the rose I offered one to each of them and thanked them for the service they provide. I walked away feeling happy...and bit silly and shy...and then happy again. It feels good to give a little bit of happiness.
It felt so good that I decided I would give away a paper favor...be it a rose, a pumpkin or what ever I delight in making that day...to the people I encounter during my weekly errands. Of course I'm also trying to promote some interest in teaching my craft and sharing my resources.
Yesterday I gave 2 roses away...one to our waitress and another to Women's Club First Vice President for printing our yearly booklets. My friend Raine got a pumpkin place card holder as a thank you for the bottle of Merlot she shared with us.
The bank teller liked the pumpkin tag holder, and the bank manager enjoyed the rose they both received when I went to cash a check.
These pumpkins are fun and easy...I'm getting better at bending the wire into shape. I'm using 18 - 20 circles for a nice full coverage. Experimenting with tape...terrifically tacky....or glue...but I think the tape works best. The other fun part of this project is the tag, which will have contact information on the back too...these are a work in progress.
I hope to continue this practiced intention...until I'm too busy teaching and sharing my love to craft and even then I will find time to thank those that serve us daily.
Welcome to my new followers. I look forward to visiting you and to find out what lights you up.
Be well my friends and thanks for visiting. ~Carole