Saturday, July 9, 2011
Read it and cheep! This 12"x18" basket is twelve inches deep and filled with pages and pages of my typed Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. Makes this sign so appropriate.
My friend, Lynn,sent me this plaque along with a hand written letter. Her penmanship is beautiful, and her taste impeccable. Having just received a contract from Chicken Soup, I had to laugh out loud when I unwrapped this cute plaque.
I am sad that in America our education system doesn't think it's important to be able to write in cursive, learn geography, essay writing ...oh don't get me going! It is letters such as Lynn's that make a person smile (she cracked me up), touch someone's heart, make you realize that practicing all those loops and lines and connecting letters we had to do in third grade was worth it.
I had coffee with Julia yesterday, and it is amazing how even though we see one another socially once or twice a year, we have a strong connection that goes beyond blogging.
I am heading out of state soon, passing through the town of two brilliant blog writing buddies whom I have never met, but feel a strong bond and kinship with. We are anxiously counting the days until we can laugh together in person.
Life has a way of dusting happiness on you when you least expect it. This plaque is one of those gifts I shall treasure, always. By the way, if you enjoy cooking, Lynn has three blogs! You should see her cupcakes... yes really, cupcakes.