Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Thing a Week - Week 4 - I made someone happy

Sot this week was not a crafty week. Some weeks aren't. I'm sitting here on Saturday night, with 2.5 hours to make something this week and not feeling interested in any of the ideas Hubs is tossing at me, when I realized that I did do something this week. I made someone happy.

Last week a friend of ours had a tough day at work and posted about it on Facebook. I thought I would try to cheer him up, so I had Minnie give him a call. Now, we love this friend and his partner. Love them to bits. But like with a lot of our friends we don't see them that much. We have a lot of super busy weekends, and sometimes when we have no plans it's nice to keep it that way. But sometimes months go by without seeing some of the people we love, and that's a shame. So after Minnie chatted a bit with Ryan, I talked with him too. And we made plans to hang out Saturday. And today we spent some time at their house, then shared a meal together. We had a wonderful afternoon and evening, and they did too.

Last year, at this time, I posted a "pay it forward" idea (that I got from someone else), where you agree to make something for the first 5 people that comment. I excitedly kept checking back, thinking of some possible ideas I could make for people. And you know what, people didn't respond. I ended up with only three people that responded. I was shocked. Making things isn't hard, as long as you open yourself up to different expectations of what "making something" really is. Sure it can be something permanent, like a knitted or sewn item, which is what most of my Things are. It can also be a non-permanent item, like some food. But it can also be as simple as sharing an afternoon with good friends and making memories.

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