Check out the beautiful encounters shared by you, my readers, at the end of this blog post, stories about real life angels. Share your story here as a comment, I love hearing from you!
As the temperatures get crazy hot in Texas, as the news continues to suppress and sadden, I’ve been thinking of strangers I’ve met over the years who became friends, despite many miles of separation. There is something every place in the world seems to have in common: Little things matter. I remember the elderly French man in his flower garden, who offered us plants in pots to take home as a remembrance. The Italian mother who invited me into her home and fed me lasagna, because she wanted me to have a place to rest after I had learned my little dog Annie back home was grievously ill. The people of Barcelona who took in and comforted my US friends the day after September 11, during a gathering I missed because all flights, including mine, had been canceled. The teachers at King’s College in London who cared for me shortly after my father’s death. These tiny kindnesses are the biggest memories I carry from those travels.
If you have a memory of a shared kindness, I would love to hear from you. Share your story here and you’ll be in the drawing for a fine art print next week, you beautiful art friend, you! Congratulations to Kathe Altazan, who shared a comment last week, a fine art print of French Window Peeper Geraniums is on its way to you, Kathe!
PS: Something absolutely magical is coming your way – Paint Brilliant Italy, my new 6-week online class, is here! Learn more here!
PPS: See all the sights of my recent trip to Italy in my new monthly online class, The Joyful Brush, I want to take you with me in Petal Perks! Learn more here…