Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Cupcake Challenge

Okay, my new favorite Internet site is  I've mentioned it in past posts.  I'm having a great time swapping creativity with people all over the world.  I love the fact that I can send my crafts out to someone and I also get to receive some amazing crafts and supplies from folks as well.  It is proving to me that 1) there are a lot of you creative folks out there.  2) folks connected to their creativity have a more positive outlook (even the vampire/gothic/dark sided folk on swap-bot have this positive outlook on
I've been asked to join a some groups within the swap-bot land.  One group I'm a part of is Granting Wishes.  There are 40 of us and each month we put out our wish lists.  Craft items, do a good deed, etc.  One of my group members loves her some cup cakes...cupcake art, stickers, papers, any thing cupcake...she loves it.  On her wish list this month, she listed a new zipper coin purse.  In my mind, I thought...what would be cooler for her than a zipper cupcake coin purse?   I looked around the Internet for a luck.  Sigh...this means I have to design my own.  Okay.  That's what I did, and sent it off to her.  I think it is cute and useful.

Meanwhile, Mickeygirl hasn't been feeling very well.  She is off her routine and just sluggish.  She's eating okay, but not acting like the girl cat I know and love.  A trip to the vet was in order.  Now, I have the best vet in the world.  He took blood and other samples.  The tests came back that my girl is aging.  Her kidneys are starting weaken a bit, not a real cause for alarm, but a food change was in order.  After a couple of days of watching her, something didn't seem right with her.  I'll say I was sad and emotional, as I called her vet again.
This vet is one of smartest and most patient people I have ever encountered, as well as being compassionate and really up on his game.  He looked over her tests again and discovered that her thyroid is now low.  This could be the source of Mickeygirl's trouble.  Meds were prescribed, and Mrs Mickey is starting to slowly show signs of recovery.
I was so grateful for this vet clinic and all they do, that I made a batch of mini cupcakes to thank them.  Yes they were doing their job and yes I pay them to do their job.  So, what?  Does that mean they don't get to receive appreciation?  Yeah, I didn't think so either.  The biggest thing, is I felt great creating and presenting that show of appreciation.  Honestly, I think did it more for me than them.  I firmly believe we have to give as good as we get, and if there is something we want in our life we are not getting, it is time to look at how much of what I want I'm giving out to the world.   I know I'm appreciated by the people in my life, so I have some to give.

So, here's my challenge to any one who is reading.  Show appreciation to someone.  Make a batch of cupcakes or cookies (or even buy some)...take them to that someone and thank them- even write a nice card.   Come back over here and tell us how that felt for you.  For every one who does this, I will send them a cupcake coin purse.  Yes I will, because I appreciate you and your efforts.  So, how about it?  I can not wait to hear from you!

Until next week...create to feel great!
21 projects complete 31 to go!

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