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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lesson Learned……

A few weeks ago I dropped off some of my journals to the gallery that stocks them in their gift shop.
It’s usually just an ‘in and out’ sort of thing. I leave them at the front desk with the volunteer.
This time it was ……..different.
Starting with the woman volunteer saying to me (after looking in the bag), “Oh! You’re HER!”
I was ……….um….taken aback…..surprised….I actually looked around for who she was talking to for a second before I realized it was me!
It was a ‘deer in the headlights’ moment. I didn’t know what to do or say.
Anyway, after an awkward moment we got to chatting and she told me she buys my journals at Christmas time to give to the girls at the PACE center where she also volunteers. I was touched and told her so.
I must have been swept up in the moment ………..that she shelled out cold hard cash for my journals to give them away!
I heard myself saying, “Oh, you don’t have to PAY for them! I’ll give them to you! It’s so nice of you to give the girls gifts for the holidays!
Now it was HER turn to be surprised. She was SO grateful!
So we exchanged contact info and as I was about to leave it occurred to me I needed to know how many she needed.
“How many girls are in the program?” I asked.
“56” she replied.

Note to self: Get all the information FIRST before committing yourself!!!! lol

So if you need to find me, I’ll be the one behind the pile of journals! 
At least I have till Christmas to finish them……


  1. So you're going to be slightly busy then!

  2. OMG, it's curse to have a gentle heart :D

    But that sounds also so familiar, I'm just waiting for the time I pay people to take my work...

  3. Oops! And she should have said "well it's for a LOT of girls"!

  4. I agree with Timaree no one should expect to be given 56 journals for free. The gallery is going to LOVE you. There goes both the gallery's and your Christmas profits.😕

  5. OMG Robin! I'm speechless. Reminds me of the time you spent $68 for postage to send me M&Ms!!!

  6. OH DEAR! Perhaps if you start now you can at least enjoy making them all! and do remember what goes around comes around. You are giving out goodness, and I do so hope goodness will come your way in return.


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