(I got brave and Linked Up with My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia today. I’ve even met Kristin there via e-mail. She graciously helped me with some blogging questions! Thanks, Kristin:))
I recall seeing a home decor feature by Nate Berkus a few years ago. I don’t remember the details, but in it he showed a lovely framed note that had been hand-written to him by Oprah. His point was that we should surround ourselves in our homes with things that inspire us; give us good memories; or (in my own terms) make our hearts sing!
I don’t have a hand-written note by anyone famous, but I do have one that inspires me greatly. It was written by Sharon Hanson – a dear lady who entered my life last summer. She was in this neck of the woods for only a week, but during that short time, she blessed my socks off!
Before she left, she handed me a note with some quotes on it. They were from a book that we had discussed previously. It has been hanging on my fridge since that day.
As I was pondering the meaning of the words today, it dawned on me that I needed to give it a place of more “importance” than just the fridge. So, I dug out the clearance frame I just purchased and put it in it.
And hung it beside my bedside lamp.
I could have photocopied it and made the margins a bit smaller, but I wanted the “real deal” in the frame. I love the texture of the plain notepaper along with the real ink of her handwriting. Glancing at that note inspires me for more than just the meaning of the words. It also brings back the memory of Sharon and our conversation at the dining room table. She encouraged my heart. She made me feel so cared for. And I want to do that for others.