Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
There have been a lot of stories in the news lately about paying it forward. Things like Star Bucks and Chick-Fil-a, and here in Canada we have the same thing happen at Tim Hortons.
I'm a big believer in paying it forward. Maybe not in a "news worthy" kind of way...but in small ways, that normally only involve me and someone unknown or little known to me.
You see I've been very blessed in this life. I have a wonderful husband and amazing children, I have a roof over my head and food on the table. I know that sounds trite, but I really believe that. Everything else is icing on the cake so to say.
Why am I talking about this?
My pay it forward philosophy is part of my business life too. See, every time I am given something I have vowed to do something or give something back. It may not be right away, but it's always in my mind. I look for ways I can give back. Sometimes it's through local auctions or simply dropping something off at a local charity. Something that is not money. Something I have to put effort into. It's just something I do.
I'm not trying to pat myself on the back, nor am I looking for accolades. I am however looking for ideas.
See this cute bench/stool?
I went to my booth yesterday and this was in my space. Sometimes people shop and change their minds, and just dump things in the nearest booth. No big deal, I wanted to see where it belonged and was going to return it to it's proper booth. But see the paper on there? That is a note, and it was addressed to me.
The note says "Dear Titia (that's my actual name, I'm not actually called Crafty in Canada to those that know me..shocking I know..lol) Please take me home and make me beautiful" "free from Gail"
I laughed as I've talked to her a couple of times and never dreamed she would just give me something as special as this.
I felt honoured. Really.
So now I have this. And as much as I would love to keep it, I want to do something with it.
Make it over of course. Tighten it up (it's a bit loose) paint it and recover it.
But then what?
Should I place it back in her booth and let her profit from it?