Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Give Away Winner (s)



I want to announce the winner of my giveaway today.

 I am adding a few little runner up prizes to the giveaway.  All your stories touched me so much.  I had to add few more kindness prizes after reading all the wonderful stories. 

This way I could share more kindness back to you.  I made up these Cute Let Love Grow Pads of Paper and a cute pen to match into a gift container.

I have tied this off with ribbon and they soon will be on their way.


Misty and Cil Stevens were tied with the beautiful stories they shared.  I was going to honestly put all your names in the bowl and pick. 

After reading their random unplanned act of kindness,  I thought these two were so deserving.

 
I have put their stories below to read.  I think you will agree they deserve to both win.  I have an extra nozzle and fountain that I will package up.  Thank you both for sharing your stories.  This is the sort of kindness we all need to have happen in everyday life.
Misty's Story

I look forward to seeing the dungeon finished. Sorry to hear that Terry ws hurt. I don't like patting myself on the back for a good deed, but I want to enter your giveaway. Yesterday I was in line at the cashier at the grocery store. A young Mom with 2 small children was in front of me. She had a few items for her kids to have lunch and breakfast. Her food stamp card wouldn't go through, and the cashier told her to call them. She was almost in tears, so I told the cashier just to add her items to my bill. She was so thankful that she hugged me with tears in her eyes. When she left with her groceries, the cashier told me that she also had a sick child at home. But my greatest work is all the cats I take care of. I shelter elderly cats. I have 12 at the moment. I also tend to some feral cat colonies. And I do take canned cat food donations. Most of the old cats have no teeth. (jozywails@gmail.com)


Cil Stevens Story
Hi Kris, what cute give-aways and so generous of you to share with some lucky someone. Speaking of acts of kindness- I didn't see your request until today but will share this in case someone needs a little chuckle today. Last Thursday I was coming home from an errand when I saw a lady leaving our local Social Security Office walking in the hot Alabama sun with a back pack and carrying a bag. I pulled in an office parking lot and when she got to my car, I asked if I could give her a ride. She looked a little apprehensive, but I guess she decided I wasn't much of a threat being probably older than her, so she accepted. When she got in, she said "You're not going to lock me in here, are you?" I replied no intention of doing that and we chatted til we got to her destination, just a few blocks away. When she started to get out of my car, the doors were locked and I couldn't figure out how to get them open quickly (only had this vehicle a few weeks)!!! Poor lady is jerking on the door handle and I'm panicking, trying to tell her to stop because every time I pressed the unlock button she had the door handle up and it wouldn't unlock. Sooooo,after that little act of kindness (??) we were both a little frazzled! But I don't regret it, I think that's why God blessed me with being able to find the vehicle I needed when my old one died a natural death. My favorite quote is by Sister Theresa: "We all may not be able to accomplish great acts of kindness, but we can do small acts with great love." Or, words to that effect. Have a great day.
 
I did put the rest of your names into a bowl and had Terry pick out 5 of you.  All your stories were so touching.  So if your name is below please email me your address.

Yvonne Sanders
Jane Blue Bird 1959
Melanie Riley
Carla from The River
Desires of the Heart



One more prize winner I need to mention and share her story.  It touched my heart.
Cecilia's Story:
Oh no! I'm glad Terry is ok! Goodness.
The items in the giveaway are so pretty! Who doesn't love the sound of gurgling water too? However, I have a large fountain already so please let someone else win.
My good deed is in the making - a woman at church recently lost her husband in a car wreck. They were in the process of adopting their four grandchildren as the parents are unable/unwilling to take care of them. I am going to go purchase gift cards for her to use whenever she needs them - kid-friendly restaurants, grocery, etc. it's not much but I hope it will ease her burden.

Cecilia I have a gift card I purchased that I am sending to you to help out your friend from Church that you are giving the gift cards too.  So please add it to your gift cards to share.  I also will have a little special treat for you too along with the gift card.  Every little bit helps.

This was a heart warming post for me.  I am so glad there are so many people out there that still want to share kindness.  It renews our faith in fellow human beings.  

In a world full of so much unrest and violence it is good to know we still can feel good about sharing human kindness with each other.  Thank you all for sharing your stories.  I am glad I could share a little kindness back to all of you.

Hugs,
Kris

PS: I think we just might have the Dungeon done this weekend to show.  We have had a few hiccups and rain delays but we are almost done.

35 comments:

  1. Hi Kris! This was the most wonderful and heartfelt giveaway ever. Thank you so much for inspiring us to think beyond ourselves and spread kindness as we go! Misty, Cil & Cecelia had wonderful stories to share -congrats to them in their win and blessings to them for their kindness! Thanks also for drawing me in the bonus round, lol! You are the sweetest. I will email you my address. Jane

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    1. It just occur to me that I have not done the right thing since when my husband came back to me, I am on this blog to give thanks to whom it deserve, Some couples of weeks ago my life was in a terrible shape because my husband left me and I never believe that I was going to get him back, But through the help of this powerful spell caster called Dr.Ekpen my life is now in a joyful mood, I must recommend the services of Dr.Ekpen to anyone out there that they should contact Dr.Ekpen through these details below: ( ekpentemple@gmail.com ) or whatsapp +2347050270218 because through Dr.Ekpen assistance my marriage was restored.

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  2. Dear friend, I truly hope that your project gets underway and that Terry is well. Congrats to the winners!

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  3. Hi Kris, you are such a geneous and caring person. Your giveaways are always so nice and I will enjoyed reading this wonderful acts of kindness today. I go and read the other comments. I know everyone will love their giveaway gifts from you.
    I can't wait to dungeon redo.
    Enjoy your day
    Julie

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  4. These were wonderful stories, Kris! Thank you for this heartwarming post and event. I really believe that all of us will have this on our minds this week and be looking for ways to help others. It's amazing how much even an encouraging word can help. Yesterday RH was down at the mailbox fetching our mail. Someone yelled out, "Great yard!" He thought the mail was talking to him, it startled him so much. And then a car pulled up beside him and the woman told him how much she's enjoyed seeing what he's done since we moved in. That just made his day! Something to think about, isn't it?

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  5. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

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  6. Congrats to all the winners. Wonderful and heartfelt stories.

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  7. Very beautiful stories. Congratulations to the lucky winners
    Hugs

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  8. Oh, Kris, I've been missing your posts, but I'm finally back to blogging now. These really are heartwarming stories! Thanks so much for sharing them. And I didn't know Terry was hurt? I'll have to go back and read your last post. xoxo

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  9. Kris, I am so glad you chose the ladies that you did for the give away. The one at the grocery...squeezed my heart. After more than twenty years, I still see a line of people watching along side the mission in Kokomo at Christmas time, Waiting for lunch. I saw a little blonde girl and she stays in my mind. So I would give to the mission when I was asked...but wish I had when I wasn't asked. :( Blessings to you and all the winners. Hope Terry is brand new again. xoxo, Susie

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  10. I have tears in my eyes. It's so good to know there are plenty out there doing such sweet acts of kindness. Congratulations to all the winners. And Kris, thank you. I know the gift card will be so appreciated.
    Warm hugs, Cecilia

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  11. Good Morning Kris,
    Loved reading these stories from these good women. As much negativity that we see in the media it's a breathe of fresh air for you to share the positivity and beauty that is all around us. You are one of these women too, Kris!
    Bless you and that warm and generous heart!
    XO
    Jemma

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  12. These stories are truly uplifting. Thank you, Kris, your heart is like gold.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing these acts of kindness! This world is full of loving people...we cannot let the headlines define us.
    Wonderful post!
    Kathleen

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  14. Kris,
    This blog and this post makes my heart happy. You are truly inspiring. God bless you and keep you. Margy in KY

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  15. Kris these are amazing stories and I am glad you shared their stories.

    Cindy

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  16. Morning Kris
    So happy for all the winners* loved reading the stories. Can't wait to see the dungeon* have the best Thursday ever Kris
    deezie

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  17. What a great post! There are so many wonderful people around us. It's nice to be reminded of that. Thank you Kris.

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  18. Kris you have an huge heart. This is what life is all about it really warms my heart to read posts like this.
    xoxo Jo

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  19. Oh My! I just got home from work and I won? I am so happy! Thank you so much! I am beyond thrilled! (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  20. Kris, YOU are one of the kindest people I know...bless your heart for extending this kindness to others. Congrats to all the giveaway winners (I loved their stories!) - and I'm so thrilled to be one of the winners that Terry picked! Thank you so much! xoxo

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  21. Kris, you are truly an angel. You are generous and kind and your blog brings so much more to people than just decorating inspiration. I do hope you continue, I think that your kindness inspires others and lifts others and what could be better than that? Congratulations to all here who have been honored for their kindness, what a wonderful community of folks we have here...xoxox

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  22. These are all beautiful stories, thank you for sharing them. Hugs,

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  23. Kris, congratulations to the winners and to everyone who would rather do an act of kindness just because. I so enjoyed all the stories and my heart goes out to all who give kindness and to their recipients..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

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  24. Congrats to the winners. Thanx Kris for sharing the highlights of the winners stories. I will take more moments later to read through the recent posts that I have not read. I have been without my computer for a few days, to have it cleared of a virus, and potential other problems due to me being gullible and starting to fall for a scammer. So far it doesn't appear to be any residual casualties to my already precarious financial situation. As far as whether or not I would have left a comment of recollecting a good deed of mine, I would have likely shared instead an angel that brings light into mine and so many others in her life. Her current "good" deed is to at her own expense and effort make wonderful sets of note cards which depict beautiful art of a friend of hers. Her friend is going through extensive tx for a cancer. Insurance covers for much of the medical expenses, but the travel, lodging and food expenses have started to drain this retired couples available funds. The friend patient is a wonderful self taught oil painter and really has so much talent she should be showing her art in galleries. My friend is forever doing fund raisers or one sort or another to help those that have limited abilities to assist themselves as well as volunteering at hospice fund raisers several times a year. All this when she her self has several chronic illness that many would find reasons to never get out of bed in morning if they themselves were similarily plagued. I know from my own perspective, that our Lord put her in my path just 2 short years ago to be of spiritual support for me while I grieve my loss. Anyhow, just wanted to share. There are many unsung heros in our midst. I count you dear Kris as on of my angels. I will try again to respond to your emails. For now I am trying to focus on the good in my life. I do appreciate seeing and hearing from you. Hugs.

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  25. I can't believe it! There are so many worthy acts of kindness shared by your followers. Thank you Kris for your generosity and your forum to remind us that although yet again the news is full of a tragic event, there are just normal, every-day people spreading random acts of kindness out there in the world. Let us focus more on those, and prayers for those who are grieving today.

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  26. Kris, Wow!! Thank you so much for this sweet package from you......I love it! I'm sorry, but I could not find your email address either, mine is lfcf68@cox.net if you want to email me and then I can send you my address. You are such an inspiration of kindness to all, me included. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing the dungeon transformation.......Linda

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  27. KRIS! How sweet of you to come by my blog! Thank you so much for your visit, comment and support. Yeah, I hope to one day share on a wider scale my work, but I have to be patient. AH!

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  28. What sweetness here...I am sorry to have missed it all...I am trying hard to get back into blogging and visiting.
    Love to you...xo

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  29. So many heart warming stories! I love Misty for taking care of so many elderly and feral cats. That's just wonderful. Congratulations to all winners! Kris, you are so sweet to give such lovely gifts!
    I'm very glad that Terry wasn't injured more severely.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo Julia

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  30. Kris, what a beautiful giveaway! I enjoyed reading the stories and to be frank, we can all probably use a hefty dose of positivity and kindness these days. These stories lifted my spirits! Your gifts were so pretty too! Truly of the nicest giveaways I've seen! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! xx Linda

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  31. Hello,
    What powerful stories!! My prayers are with all. I like how you came up with this idea for us to share, we are able to help and pray for those. It also makes me smile, about all the kindness THAT is out there, when we only hear about the negative.
    xx oo

    I heard about Chicago's heat wave watching the baseball game. My goodness!

    Love, Carla

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  32. Hi Kris, just received my great gifts and can't wait to visit Lowe's tomorrow to find the perfect planter for the fountain. Maybe I'll see the lady who I gave the ride to (she works in the garden dept) and let her know the role she played in my good fortune. Thanks again Kris for your generosity and for reminding us all of the goodness in the world. Please be careful in the extreme heat. Happy and safe fourth to everyone...Cil

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  33. It just occur to me that I have not done the right thing since when my husband came back to me, I am on this blog to give thanks to whom it deserve, Some couples of weeks ago my life was in a terrible shape because my husband left me and I never believe that I was going to get him back, But through the help of this powerful spell caster called Dr.Ekpen my life is now in a joyful mood, I must recommend the services of Dr.Ekpen to anyone out there that they should contact Dr.Ekpen through these details below: ( ekpentemple@gmail.com ) or whatsapp +2347050270218 because through Dr.Ekpen assistance my marriage was restored.

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