Search This Blog

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thank heavens for nice people

I have so many blessings, some days I can’t keep count.  

To start, I love people.
I love all sorts of people.  
It is so nice meeting people; those of you who shop thrift stores and we casually talk, someone I bump into while moving furniture into Qcumberz who starts up a conversation about vintage finds or getting an email from someone who's read The Memory Catcher.
Thank heavens for friendly people.
Like Norma.  
Kelly and I met Norma two years ago on our first trip to Qcumberz.  We just kinda bumped into one another and started talking.  Norma stays in touch through our blog and a few weeks ago, she invited us to lunch.  We caught up on things we've found thrifting and the idea of Norma opening up her own space at an antique mall, but mostly we talked about life and the love of our families.  I felt wrapped in friendship with these two ladies and appreciated Norma's sweet invitation.

Or, like Kathy. 
Kathy is from San Diego and had read The Memory Catcher.  On a trip to Arizona to attend a wedding, she contacted my mom through her website ( and asked to meet with her.  Kathy has a beautiful family and a deep understanding of just how special her kids are.  I observed how she mothered with such sweet mannerisms and I must say, I was deeply touched.

Or like Ted and Rex.
I have been looking for a good videographer to help me with make a short you-tube video about what I do (you know, shop trash, re-do stuff, love trash,write about angels, etc).  Do you know how hard it is to find a good video guy!  Well, after a lengthy search, I was led to these two guys through a facebook friend.  Ted and Rex are brothers and the most talented professional  camera/video guys I know.  They had all sorts of ideas, they were amazing with my kids and through their inspiration, I think my video is going to turn out great.  I'll let you know when it's all finished.

Or like Nancy.
Several months ago, I met an amazing woman while standing in line at Costco.  She commented on how cute my kids are, how quickly time goes and I asked a few questions about her family and children.  She told me her children were grown and she loved being a Grandma.  Before we knew it, she had walked me to my car and was helping me put my groceries in the back of my truck.  I shared my number and told her to contact me so I could  give her a copy of The Memory Catcher.  Nancy was able to read The Memory Catcher and we have stayed in touch.  About a month ago after my publisher sent back the manuscript My Dear Lucy with a mountain full of edits, I blogged about how overwhelmed I was.  You can read about that here.  Editing is not my thing, although I was willing to to put my best effort forward.  When Nancy read about my predicament  she called and asked if she could help.
"I have a week off work and love editing.  I have experience and want to edit your book for you," she said.
I felt a warmth come over me and I knew she had been sent to me as a gift.  She has now completed the manuscript and the edits are amazing.  I'm going through a final read, adding a bit more history and will hopefully send it out to my publisher in about a week.

Or like Gilberto.

Gilberto is a friend from church whom I've known for years.  Gilberto and his family moved to another town and we ran into each other at a church Christmas party last year. He and his wife asked how I was doing and I mentioned my book The Memory Catcher.  We had a nice conversation and caught up on how our families are doing.  The next day, Gilberto called me and said he and his wife were impressed they should help me with a website.  Gilberto has so much talent and ideas of how to help me promote my blog, book and website.  He is working diligently and is an answer to my prayers.

Speaking of amazing people, the counselor surprised me on the way home from work a few days ago.  He stopped by the local Deseret Bookstore and took a few pictures of The Memory Catcher sitting there on the shelf.

We never know when we will be an answer to someone's prayer or spread sunshine by the way we live our lives.  When you have an idea to help someone or reach out, do it.  God answers prayers through other people.  Thank you to so many of you have touched mine and made me a better person.

No comments:

Post a Comment