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ellen35

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07-28-2010 10:39 PM

Today, I received a gift from Mike, AKA Littlecope. It is a beautiful box with inserts. What is more beautiful about the box is that it was made by Mike for me as a thank you for something that was easy for me to do for another LJ. Another thing… some of the wood was a gift to Mike from David AKA Patron. So, I have 2 of my LJ friends involved in this. If you want to see the box, go to
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34952
There was another special element to this box. When it came, I was spending the day with Lisa AKA Dustbunny and Lorna AKA moonls at my shop. All of these things make this box extra special to me.
So… my fellow LJs… here is my challenge to you… commit a random act of kindness toward someone on LJ. It doesn’t have to be a physical gift and it doesn’t have to be today, but just send a note to someone who is special to you on this site. I know you big tough type woodworker folks appreciate this site as much as anyone… !!
And a special thanks to Mike, David, Lisa and Lorna for sharing the LJ experience with me.
I am truly grateful for all my LJ friends.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 10:45 PM

What a wonderful gesture! It is a beautiful box. In the short time I have been here at LJ’s, I found that it is a great place and love all the people here. Thanks for sharing with us, Ellen.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 11:03 PM

thats amazing one great story lead to the next great story
and now you top this with another fantastic chapter
in the book “if we all have the same crazyness as the L Js)

thankĀ“s for sharing it Ellen
hearing those things makes me proud to be member of L J

Dennis

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grizzman

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 11:09 PM

wow it came today when you are having shop time with friends…that is great Ellen…i know you sure have been a wonderful friend to me and i know you know that i really am grateful for that, lumber jocks is a wonderful place for wood workers to share there love for wood working, but to me making such wonderful special friends is the best…you deserve this wonderful gift and mike and Dave are some of the best folks on here…i salute you all…and thank you for doing something wonderful for a wonderful lady…my great friend…Ellen….........grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 11:16 PM

That’s wonderful Ellen I’m sure I speak for many others as well as myself saying we are grateful to have you as a key Lj member. If there’s going to be a kindness club formed on Ljs you could certainly be president or at least co -president with a good size list of other great folks, for you kind and loving ways.
Hey Mike your in the same group well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lew

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 11:18 PM

Great Thought, Ellen! I hear-by proclaim July 28th to be “Be Kind To A LumberJock Day”!!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Cher

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 11:47 PM

Ellen you are a very special person too. You have become a member of my family, even Honey knows you.
The greatest joy is in giving.

Lew July 28th has only 14 minutes left here in SA, could you rather proclaim July 29th a “Be Kind To A LumberJock Day”

-- When you know better you do better.

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littlecope

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 11:58 PM

You’re Very Welcome, Ellen!! :)
Lew, I’ll Second that Motion, but every day should be like Christmas, shouldn’t it?!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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lew

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 12:00 AM

What the heck, Cher, let’s make it the entire last week of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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GMman

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 12:05 AM

This is a great post Ellen and this is what this LJ site should be, what happened in the pass should stay in the pass and we should look at the future.
Some members are keeping a chip on their shoulder too long.
Every one has a bad day once in a while but we should look forward for better days.

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GMman

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 12:14 AM

lew it should be year round.

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BertFlores58

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 01:25 AM

Ellen,
You are considered exceptional! The fact that almost all LJs are helpful and kind to each one is already a gesture of greatness. However, I myself have really special in heart that in every day in my time, I do love to see and read not only the blogs, projects but even comments they replied. YOU ARE ONE OF THEM.
THANKS FOR ENCOURAGING US TO BE HUMBLE AND KIND.

-- Bert

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BertFlores58

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 01:40 AM

Hi George,
I second the motion that it should be throughout the year that you check ourselves whom we chose to be the best Buddy among ourselves only. It should be really heartfelt by each one.
Lew,
I agree to your say that there should a day, a week or within any day of the year of celebrating it like a valentines day where you give gifts to your loveone. The intention is for the gesture like this that Mike had initiated.

OF COURSE IT IS VOLUNTARY GESTURE and NO RULES but ONLY YOUR HEART AND MIND.

-- Bert

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dustbunny

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#13 posted 07-29-2010 02:57 AM

A wonderful gift on a wonderful day.
Like icing on the cake !!
I was visiting Ellen and Lorna when the box arrived.
We were all excited to see it up close an personal.
I was amazed at the beauty of this box : )

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The box arrived

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Ellen opens the box

And here is the box….

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The hinges are gorgeous !!

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Ellen has a wonderful idea, like the movie “Pay it Forward”
Random acts of kindness lifts everyone’s spirits.

Great job Mike !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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littlecope

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#14 posted 07-29-2010 03:12 AM

Yikes!! Pictures and everything!!!
Is my face red?!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#15 posted 07-29-2010 04:29 AM

what a wonderfull post , ellen .

you and your kind heart
deserve this gift .

so nice that you girls were together for this .
and lisa ,
thanks for sharing this with us .

what a joy !

i like your random acts spirit there ,
can i join ?

christmas everyday sounds good to me mike ,

but turkey might be a bit much that often , LOL .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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