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Friday, August 09, 2013

MY TURN

A box full of serendipity.
Yesterday there was a surprise in my mailbox.  It was my Pay-It-Forward gift from Lynn of Good Things Happened blog.  I had totally forgotten that I was her fifth commenter back in May when she offered to surprise those first five with a gift sometime during the year.  You can read that post from her here and see the post that inspired her as well. The following is the original message that accompanies the post. 


 "2013 creative Pay-it-Forward:  The first 5 people to comment will receive from me, sometime in the next calendar year, a gift.  Perhaps a book, a baked good, a candle, music, a surprise!  There will likely be no warning and it will happen whenever the mood strikes me.  These 5 people may wish to make the same offer on either their facebook status or via their blog."

So now it is my turn to Pay-It-Forward.  I would like to do the same for the first five to comment here.  You can put your address in the comment or email me.  This was such a delightful and unexpected surprise that I definitely want to share that feeling with five more of you.

Thank you so much Lynn.  I love all the goodies!

It just dawned on me that once the five have commented there won't be anything for the rest to comment about over the weekend, so here are some fun trivia questions for you.

1.)  What is Donald Duck's middle name?
2.)  What is telespobia?
3.)  What new critters are on NOL-NOC Estates?

18 comments:

  1. i love the concept, but i am not commenting to get anything from you - you are kind person and deserve all the good thing you can get.

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  2. What a nice idea, Annie. It looks like you got some lovely things and most of all a nice surprise.

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  3. wow what fun.. love this idea~!

    you sure deserved a nice surprise and I am tickled for ya.

    love ya bunches
    Sonny

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  4. I love unexpected surprises in snail mail. It's the best! What a lovely surprise, Annie. Donald Duck had a middle name? Now this I never knew...maybe Johnson?

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  5. I love the pay it forward idea. It is a neat thing to do. Congrats on getting yours.

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  6. Yay! Your good things got there - all meant to deliver comfort! That's my most favorite tea - I'm having some right now. :)

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  7. Okay, I've got my five. Brite Mist, Jeanie, Sonny, Talon, and Rae. I believe all of you have my email so please send your snail mail addresses. I look forward to surprising you in the days, weeks and/or months ahead. What a perfect time for me to turn my thoughts and caring to others and be considering pleasant treats for you.

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  8. Lynn -- You gave me so much joy with this package, I only hope I can create the same feelings for my five.

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  9. What a lovely surprise...I spied the sachet right away because it is like the ones I bought that I can't find anymore and I love them!

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  10. How fun to send/rec such nice surprises.
    Don't know if you've heard of "Any Soldier" but it's a fantastic way to support our deployed military. Although I must warn you it's extremely addictive. Currently I'm "mom" to 30 Marine sons (by another mother).
    Paying it forward is unbelievably heart healthy!

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  11. I'd have to google all of those so I guess I won't.
    There's no use of both of us knowing the same thing.

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  12. You were the perfect one to win it!

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  13. That is a neat surprise! I have no idea what the answers are, and I clearly missed the window, but I REALLY want to know Donald Duck's middle name now!

    BTW I haven't forgotten about the giveaway I won from you, haven't wanted to bug you...but if you're up for art, let me know :)

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  14. How wonderful to receive such a day brightener, Annie! I'm so thrilled for you. And how mortifying that I don't know the answer to any of those questions.

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  15. Changes in the wind – Opening a sweet smelling box of goodies is wonderful!

    Brighid – “Any Soldier” is a fantastic way to support our deployed military. Share my “thanks for their service” with your 30 Marine sons. My husband was retired Navy.

    Cliff – Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. The phobia is fear of being last. The new critters here are four kittens. Sheeshe could a few seconds on google search really kill you?

    Chatty Crone – Thank you.

    Riot Kitty – Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. Would love to try the giveaway anytime. Have Sean or your brother or a friend fill out the form for you. I think it is better if someone else does. Can't wait.

    Kay – You shouldn't be mortified not to know the answers. That was the reason for the questions. They were supposed to stump the audience:)

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  16. What a lovely idea. There's nothing like a pleasant surprise to brighten up your day.

    I don't know the answer to any of your questions and am too lazy to look them up :)

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  17. always a nice feeling to get surprise gifts!!!

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  18. I echo Brite Mist:)

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