The only way to have a friend is to be one....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Gift of Giving.....and Friendship

Friendship is a blessing,
its the best you have to share.
The talents and the wisdom,
the capacity to share.
Its being there to lend support,
whenever needs arise.
Its making sure that others know,
they're special in your eyes.
Friendship is a blessing,
and to all who have a friend,
its one of the most precious gifts,
that life could ever send.
by Emily Matthews

My sincerest thanks to all of those who have showed
support in my effort to help a friend in need.
You have filled my heart with such joy this Christmas Season!

It has amazed me the outpouring of kindness & love that I have
been shown the last few days.  I never could have imagined that a small gesture on my part would
 come to this.  So many people joining together to make a difference in someones life.
I wish I could share just a wee bit of what I am
feeling right now, my heart is full of joy, my eyes, full of tears of happiness.

May the Lord bless each and every one of you!

Tomorrow night, I will announce the winning bid for the Silent Benefit Auction.  If you have not visited the Auction yet, please stop by, if only to share your appreciation with those that have made this a success, follow the links to their blogs and say Thank You for making a difference!


  1. Good Morning, Traci,
    You are an angel and a true friend. Bless you.
    Merry Christmas,

  2. God bless you for doing this, the donors for donating, the bloggers for sharing, the bidders for bidding.


    Merry Christmas!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  3. Hi Traci,
    Your actions are of a true friend! You have done a wonderful thing!
    Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. It has been an amazing thing to watch unfold here in blogland....And you should be doubly blessed for planting the seed....Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Thank you Traci!, For the ability to motivate others to good, is a gift itself, especially when put into action! Merry Christmas!

  6. It's wonderful to have so many come together helping a friend!
    Blessings and Merry Christmas to all!

  7. Thank YOU Traci. This has sure pulled at my heartstrings, so I can imagine how you're feeling. I'm glad to know you young lady :o)
    Holiday Hugs~Carol

  8. Dear Traci.... you have filled my heart with joy as well this Christmas season. You have done a wonderful thing by starting the process of helping a friend in need -- and seeing how many good, good people are out there, willing to help someone they may not have ever met, has really touched my heart. When all you see on the news is people hurting others, this has been a real blessing to me. Thanks so much, and may God bless you always, Traci!

    On another note, I received my package today, as the winner of the 11th Day of Christmas giveaway.... and oh my, how fantastic it is!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! You are a most special, thoughtful and generous lady!
    Merry Christmas!!

  9. Traci I can not even imagine how your friend must feel at you and all the others amazing act of kindness, love, and caring. I can only imagine. I read this..and get tears in my eyes. If your friend is reading...God Bless you...and Merry Christmas!

  10. an absolute beautiful thing you've put together here!!!

  11. Planting a seed and watching it grow is one of God's greatest gifts. Sometimes we don't take the time to plant the seeds and when we do we forget it watch them grow. The seed you planted has grown and brought many together to fertilize it and turn it into best of God's greatest gifts.. the gift of Giving, sharing, & caring for a fellow human being!

    Merry Christmas my Friend may your home and your heart be filled with many warm Christmas memories!!

    Hugs & Blessings

  12. Traci,
    You sure are a true friend indeed!!!
    I am amazed at everything you and all the others in blogland are doing and have done for helping someone out in their time of need. Blessings to you all.


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