Two of my passions, knitting and clay merged this week in a fantastic way! A monthly yarn subscription club called Yarnbox united with me to give away one of my handmade yarn bowls. Yarnbox subscribers receive regular mailings of beautiful yarns, a variety of patterns and knitting accessories. Members make choices of shipment frequency, favorite colors and needle size to receive a beautifully curated box of fiber goodies regularly in the mail! Every knitter I know would LOVE that continual gift!
If you’d like to participate for a chance to enter the give away, click on the Yarnbox photo to go to their Facebook page and view the contest details.
December is a month so focused on 'getting' that I think the idea of giving often becomes lost in the rush. The pressure to ‘get’ someone the perfect holiday gift sometimes outweighs the act of giving itself. It is easy to lose the joy of giving. So especially during this holiday season, try to remember to cultivate the act of giving and not just the gift.
In addition to the gifts that are purchased, giving can be reflected in simple actions like giving up a parking space to another driver, a spoken hello and smile to a stranger on the street or a handwritten note (snail) mailed to a friend or relative. All of these actions can be rewarding gifts for both parties.
What I have found, is that when I concentrate on the act of giving without any expectation of reward, I’m happy. And usually, it’s these kinds of gifts that foster positive returns tenfold.