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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    I made a quilt for my bff's BIL who is battling cancer. I don't really know them but when the quilt gods talk. You listen.

    His wife sent me a nice thank you note and told me they were going to take it with them to chemo and stem cell treatments.

    My friend called last night to tell me that her BIL was actually so touched that he started crying (and so did I dangit!). His wife just didn't mention it because she didn't want to embarrass him, being the big tough guy that he is.

    On that note, someone made a post earlier about not getting the kind of thanks they want and or expect when they help someone out. But one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is to not look to others to validate your worth, or in this instant, your charity. If you have no hidden agenda, simply giving should be enough. Everything else, is just, everything else.

    Just my two cents.

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    :thumbup: WELL SAID! A gift from the heart is just that, a gift from the heart. That's what a quilt is 8-)

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    I agree with you! You said it very well!

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    Agreed what a wonderful gift. I so love the big old guys. They are the biggest hearted!

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    I agree.:)

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    Awww, what a touching story. I am so sorry for that guy. Hope he does well!
    The quilt will certainly help him :)

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    Very thoughtful of you! I hope he does use his quilt and I think you have shown him how much people care for each other, even when you don't really know them. I will be keeping good thoughts and prayers for him.

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    I agree!

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    well said --afer all our therapy is making them

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    Hope all goes well for them. Your quilt will bring him comfort and that is what caring is all about. My prayer ministry quilts are my favorite projects...full of prayers and love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa
    I made a quilt for my bff's BIL who is battling cancer. I don't really know them but when the quilt gods talk. You listen.

    His wife sent me a nice thank you note and told me they were going to take it with them to chemo and stem cell treatments.

    My friend called last night to tell me that her BIL was actually so touched that he started crying (and so did I dangit!). His wife just didn't mention it because she didn't want to embarrass him, being the big tough guy that he is.

    On that note, someone made a post earlier about not getting the kind of thanks they want and or expect when they help someone out. But one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is to not look to others to validate your worth, or in this instant, your charity. If you have no hidden agenda, simply giving should be enough. Everything else, is just, everything else.

    Just my two cents.
    I so agree. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    I agree, giving to those in need, makes me feel good. If give you feedback, that's icing on cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    well said --after all our therapy is making them
    I couldn't have said it better.

    The saying "what goes around comes around" is true but it doesn't always come from where it's given. My joy comes from the giving but I've always been that way, even as a child. (Many many moons ago)

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    That is so true.When I'm about to make a quilt for someone, I think it thru.If it's a GO,that quilt is the same as done & gone to me.It is what it is & hopefully they will appreciate it,but I'll never know. The fun for me is in the doing.JMO
    On that note, someone made a post earlier about not getting the kind of thanks they want and or expect when they help someone out. But one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is to not look to others to validate your worth, or in this instant, your charity. If you have no hidden agenda, simply giving should be enough. Everything else, is just, everything else.

    Just my two cents.

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    This is very touching.

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    That is a wonderful story and well said. Even if you don't get positive feedback and the time, you never really know what the person receving the gift is thinking. Well done.
    Sue

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    So very very true. Thank you for posting, my heart needed to be reminded of what your heart shared.

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    It's the simply acts of kindness that lifts a person spirit, no matter who or where it comes from.

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    very well said LisaLissa!!!!

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    My sentiments exactly Lisa. Well said. I'll keep that big guy in my thoughts and prayers for a postive outcome.

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    Well said! A gifted quilt is a special gift. Our reward is in the giving, without strings attached. :)

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    Very well said.

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    So touching!

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    But one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is to not look to others to validate your worth, or in this instant, your charity. If you have no hidden agenda, simply giving should be enough. Everything else, is just, everything else.



    Words to live by!

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    How nicely said. We should all live by your post.

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