This week we were gifted a chainsaw cardinal carving by one of our customers. It was a grand, wonderful, and unexpected gift. I was touched by her generosity. She bid on it at a charity fund raising event. The artist created on site as a donation. She told us she bought it for us because of our kind acts.
The gift makes me think of all of the consideration this wooden cardinal embodies. So many acts of kindness ,thoughtfulness and generosity are stored within this piece of wood.
The customer's generosity in giving me a gift that will bring me pleasure in viewing and tenderness to my heart each time I look at it. The smiles this work will bring to my customers when they see it on display. The carvers thoughtfulness in turning a log into work of art. He shared his vision and demonstration of the skills he has acquired through practicing of his art form. The time he set aside to participate in the fund raiser. The people who attended the fund raiser to support and aid others, Finally the people who selflessly put thought, energy and elbow grease into making the fundraiser a reality.
I know that the simple kind acts of others impacts our well being even if it is just for a movement. And the moment is enough. The memory and it's impression is created both in our conscious an unconscious mind
As the holidays rush their way towards us it is important to be considerate in the things we do. This does not mean that we buy lots of expensive items and rush about to meet perceived obligations. When we do things because we have to we do not pass on the joy of consideration. Gifts of consideration, ones that come from a place of kindness, caring and thoughtfulness have a much more lasting impression on not only the recipient but on us.
Being considerate is not hard and it is something we all do. I believe our wellness increases when we take the time to consider acts of consideration.
Strive to be happy. gretchen