Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's the Little Things . . .

So I noticed one of my friends at church had a birthday this week, and I decided to take her a little treat! We are not super close buddies, but just have met and interacted a few times, so I thought it would be a nice surprise. Plus, who doesn't love a little attention on their birthday???

Anyway, I saw Jody's tutorial on how to make a Boxy Bag on her site, and thought I would try it out. It was SUPER simple and the results are cute!! I took it to my friends door yesterday afternoon and she was shocked and I think she liked it. It wasn't much, but it just had some lifesavers and a lemonade flavored lip smackers in it -- but you know, it is the thought that counts -- the little things! I wished her a Happy Birthday, told her to have a good day and I was off to continue my errands, run to the post office, etc.

Weird note on karma -- M would say it is all a bunch of baloney, but when I got to the post office, there was NO-ONE in line at all, I just walked up -- and when I left like three minutes later, the line was at least 8-10 people deep, backed up out the door. Someone up there was looking out for me!! Seriously, the post office with two crazy kids in tow is not fun with a line up like that! I was so thankful that I got there when I did.

SO, my challenge for you today is to do something nice for someone. Make someone's day a little brighter!!! The world is full of enough negative, so try to counter balance it with your positive actions. Seriously, you could do anything -- just take a friend a little treat, or it could be even more random than that -- like doing something nice for your grocery checker in line. It's sometimes feels weird cause it is a little out of our comfort zone, but it is easy and fun! It made me feel happy! YOU CAN DO THIS! Then, report back here, I would love to hear your stories!!!

Stamps: SU Family Phrases Paper: Pixie Pink, GP White, Making Memories Maddie Narr Stripe Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: Tangerine Square Brads, Clear Round Swarovski Crystals, Prima flowers - yellow and pink, Marvy Uchida Mega and Giga Scalloped Ovals, Fiscars Punch, Pale yellow ribbon (from my stash), red line adhesive tape, clear baggie.

12 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

Adorable! I love how it is all matchy matchy. :)

Frenchy said...

What a cute little bag!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this bag! darling! Was it easy to do?

Amanda Sewell said...

It was super easy to make! The redline really holds it in place too so the project is pretty sturdy too!

Karen said...

Super cute!

specialcraftmom4 said...

I love this little treat box! It looks really good inside too (:

Jess said...

This bag is such a great gift. Your colors are really pretty, and your story is adorable.

Tegan said...

sooooooooo cute!!! it's adorable! love it :D

Cris A said...

What a sweet thing to do! I'm she loved it! Who wouldn't!

Jackie said...

Very, very cute! I will go and do something nice for someone...thanks for the motivation.

Claudia said...

Hello Amanda,
I love the little treat bag. You picked great colors. It's funny you mentioned the cashiers. At least once a month, I buy a candy bar for a cashier - especially if it looks like she is having a bad day or is grumpy. I also gave a bag of miniature candy bars to the people behind the pharmacy counter at my Rite-Aid store. I use their services quite often and they are always so nice. I too, firmly believe in Karma, and I know how I feel when someone does a RAK for me, so I will continue this practice.

Mandy said...

This is very cute, Amanda! I love the colors...so bright and cheery! And the box itself is fantastic! I'll have to try this!