Sometimes I think things just fall into place. Sometimes I am reminded why I believe “everything happens for a reason”. Even though many don’t understand where I can state that for numerous situations, I hold pretty firm on it but don’t tend to voice it out directly in the most sensitive of situations (for obvious reasons).
Believing in “everything happens for a reason” does not mean I do not agree with the circumstances or whatever the case may be or that I even understand the reason in the moment; what is means for me is that there is a lesson to be learned and gained from every situation/occurrence with many lessons or reasonings understood years later. I’m ok with that and I am constantly yearning to gain more and more of life’s mystery’s.
There has been a lot of emotions going on in my household, mainly in those moments when you’re alone and actually really, feeling alone. Those moments you get lost in yourself and your thoughts with the perfect music going that not only brings out the most sensitive of emotions but also is uplifting. I’ve been ok with it as I knew I needed to process a lot of things that have happened and words that were spoken. Emotional spiritual growth fuels me, it is something I have recently learned of myself.
Recently, a fellow Instagram quilty friend Karen (@peaceloveandquilts
) has posted up a picture of a beloved quilt of hers for sale… she has expressed in slight detail as to why and I will leave that between her and anyone else for further discussion.
With that being said, once hearing and reading her mini story I was immediately enlightened and felt I was feeling the way I was… “for a reason”. You’re probably wondering what reason or feeling I could be getting from reading her post. It was hearing the sadness of putting her quilt up for sale through her message… and I simply admired that she was taking care of business, even if it meant giving up something she dearly loves. I have been spiritually and emotionally struggling not being able to answer a lot of my own questions when the sudden urge to ‘help’ (the feeling) came over me. In just a few minutes in deep thought, I realized that I feel at my best when I am doing anything and everything I can to help someone. Now I do realize we can’t all save the world and everyone… but if each one of us helped one person, well, we would all be helping one another, right?
That brings me to these t-shirts that I introduced awhile back
! I have had several requests regarding sizes for these and more are in production to accommodate the request.
I would like to help Karen in any way I can, to help save her quilt from leaving her and allowing her to wrap herself in her own quilted love… I am wanting her to be able to forever cherish this quilt knowing that the quilty friends surrounded all around her gave so much love to that quilt that she loves so dearly, that she feels wrapped with all of our hugs.
So starting today and throughout the weekend, including the finish of Monday 4/20/15, these shirts are for sale for $15.00
each with FREE SHIPPING
using the code ‘FREESHIP’
at my Etsy Store.
Not only that, but 75%
of the earnings will be donated/given to Karen (@peaceloveandquilts
) to help save her quilt… I thought if we all chipped in… we could be able to get her to her goal to help alleviate a lot off of her and her family. The remaining 25%
of the sales truly is all the shipping, so I will not be taking any from the sale of these shirts.
4/17/2015 – 4/20/2015
These are the moments I feel best in… helping others. This is why I have a hard time saying ‘no’ (although I am learning boundaries) and am always willing to help in any way I can. That is something that won’t change and something I do not wish to change of myself. I would rather be too giving and be burned a few times than never give and never experience life’s battles, good or bad.
***All sales will be ordered Tuesday morning after all final sales are completed Monday at midnight. The orders will take approximately 2-3 weeks to ship as these will be ‘made to order’ with everyone’s requests.***
So, now that you know What I Did This Week or have been up to (deep in thought apparently), please hop on over to my Etsy Store
and lets save Karens quilt!
*Update: going through this process, it was discovered how close as a matter of fact Karen really is to me… literally… she lives only 20 minutes from me and I NEVER knew. Here I was thinking she was across the country, so with that, I may be able to personally deliver to her the funds raised to save her quilt!