A little over a month ago I decided to play a game with my blog followers (yes, that would be you). I called it A Bloggers Giving Game and the idea behind it was to introduce between bloggers, and to create a situation where each person gives something, but also receives something from another blogger.
I have asked each of the participants to send in a photo of what they have received, and now that I have collected the images I have compiled them all in to a graphic giving tree. I was very happy to receive all those images and see how creative and giving everyone was... Almost everyone... I am disappointed to say that one of the participants did not participate as she never sent out a gift, nor did she respond to my emails regarding the issue. I find it ironic that I chose the giving tree to be an apple tree, which almost always in nature has at least one rotten apple...
Stephanie was the blogger who gave but did not receive. I was so amazed by her email on the subject. She wrote:
"I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you hosting this giveaway. I think it was a wonderful idea. I am not sure why Melissa did not send anything or if it somehow got lost in the mail. But I really had fun giving Cat a necklace and that was good enough for me. What I am saying is that if I never get a thing from Melissa that is fine. Just participating was fun for me!!!"
Stephanie, you rock!!
And now, without any further ado, here's the final tree. Please click on the image to view in large.
Participants in the game:
Stephanie , Jen , Cat , Sharon , Ooty , Jennifer , Luthien , Tammy , Lisa , Juliet , Joy , Janna , Amie , Kelly , and Angie
No one could give that to me. - Even with all that others were offering me, I realized along the way that ultimately no one could make me happy. I felt comforted by my family and my fait...
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