My challenge is to repay this kindness by selecting three blog readers and sending each of them a handmade item within the next year. Each recipient will agree to provide a handmade item to three of his or her blog readers within a year of receiving my gift. The basis of "pay it forward" is that we do not pay BACK a favor; rather we do a kindness for someone else.
I fully understand that you are overwhelmed by the holidays, thinking of all the things you must accomplish in the next few weeks. So you might be reluctant to add even one more thing to your responsibilities. However, keep this in mind...you do not do anything until you receive my handmade gift and that may be as long as a year from now. Once you receive the gift, select three of your readers who want to participate. You have a year to fulfill your agreement. So this is not something you will have to do anytime soon. Finally, if circumstances prevent you from paying it forward everyone will understand.
I was delighted to receive the gift from Donna. It is just lovely. Most of all, I like the fact that the gift makes a connection between the two of us, so that we are not just individuals in cyberspace. We are real people and this exchange is the next best thing to meeting a fellow blogger in person.
So if you would like to receive a handmade gift from me, and will pay it forward to three other bloggers, then mention in the comment section that you would like to participate. Assuming that I receive more than three names, I will put everyone's name in a hat and do a drawing. I'll post the three names next Monday.