Monday, January 10, 2011

Help for Katie

Sometimes life seems unfair, especially when it doesn't play by our rules. But on the flip side, these unfair times can bring out the best in all of us and show us what we're really made of.

I am a stamper, as in, I make handmade cards with stamps and paper and all kinds of goodies. Surprisingly enough, there is a very tight-knit stamping community on the web, whom I have found to be incredibly generous and kind. I have seen such grace and generosity from people who live in all corners of the world, and whom I will probably never meet.

Today I'd like to direct your attention to Jak Heath's blog. She is having a digital stamp fundraiser for our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who was just recently diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. She has 3 young children, and is far too young and vibrant herself to be going through such difficulties! You can read Katie's own words here. And check Jak's blog and digi stamp collection here.

We can't change the whole world all at once, but we can have tremendous influence for good in our own little corners, doing something within the realm of our own abilities, one person at a time. By small and simple things, great things come to pass.

We can all find some small way to help a friend.

1 comment:

  1. As another who has sampled an offer of kindness from crafting friends, I am more than happy to say that this cute bunch of digi stamps are being downloaded on my pc as we 'speak' :-).

    I am astounded by your kindness, Cheryl. I have loved reading this blog and looking at your card blog too! Your children, (yes all of them ;-) ), are adorable! Can't wait to come back and read more!