Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Never Underestimate....

your small part in someone else's blessing."

Susan T. of smARTworks did a whole post yesterday about these words that I said . Evidently I inspired her. What an honor! I do hope that my words will encourage and inspire, but I've been quoted on a stamp*! How cool is that? How cool is the timing of it all too! Check out her blog post.
*That stamp is a part of a set is called Thankful (WD-216) Page 133 of the smARTworks online catalog.

I've talked about that idea on a couple of occasions, but the first time was after someone blessed me with with encouragement (way back in October). The other time I remember saying something similar was when I talked about the cashier at Walmart here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

After the whole surgery deal and I mentioned online that all went well and better than expected, I got to thinking about what it was that made the experience a good one. I came to the conclusion that it was just a series of small experiences. One of those positive experiences was provided by the pre-op nurse who was not only thorough, but everything about her was calming. Although I don't remember much after that because of the nice drugs they gave me, evidently each person did their job in a professional way. As I sat and thought about this, and remembered my mission to acknowledge those who bless me, I was trying to come up with something small that could make for them. Because I was stuck upstairs at this point, I mentally surveyed my stamp collection. I decided that I didn't have the perfect stamp and that I would probably have to computer generate the words. When the mail arrived that day, I received this card from Susan with the (perfect sentiment) stamp that she says was inspired by me. So not only have I been quoted on a stamp, but it arrived at the perfect time!
So for my pre-op nurse and all involved, I made cards the size of ATCs. I'm hoping that they will be encouraged by them. I want them to understand that their job well done was appreciated by me. The neat thing is that I got a thank you card from all of them the other day, so at least I know how many people were involved and I have all their names.

Be a blessing to someone today! I've already been blessed by two friends this morning. Dawn came to see me again and my neighbor came to help me with something too! God is good!
Stamps: florals( Impression Obsession/Alesa Baker Designs), Saying(smARTworks), Background Paisley(Stampabilities)
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger)
Card Stock:Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Other: Circle Punches and Ticket Corner punch.


Dot said...

Congratulations on having a stamp made from your quote!!

I'm sure the staff at the hospital will appreciate you taking the time to send them cards. I bet most people never stop to think about what those people really do.

Have a great day!

Juanita B said...

I've got goosebumps! I love to see God at work in so many ways!!

Like you said it is an honor to have something you say etched in rubber forever, sooooo cool!

May God continue to bless you abundantly in every way and everyday. TFS.

marciad said...

The atcs are lovely. That sentiment is so uplifting. Keep taking good care of yourself.

seamom said...

...and, Jackie, you are unwittingly a blessing to many, including me...
He works in ways man cannot conceive.

loni.sue said...

Jacki, I love that sentiment! It fits my philosophy to a T! Reminder: be careful on those stairs. Hang on tight. They can move on ya.

Dawn said...

That is sooooo cooool!!!! I am very proud of you. You keep your faith open and out there, and NOONE can take that away from you. Keep following Dad!! He is leading you to some wonderful adventures, I know your gonna have a great ride!!