Blog Your Blessings: The Wreath That Is Not

Today, when I was feeling very low, one of the boys in my origami club lifted me right into the clouds.

Before Thanksgiving, I had given him a pile of paper to fold into poinsettias that will form the wreath that the Origami Club has been making for the school. I was counting on him to fold us right into Almost Done--he's as compulsive as I am.

But today he smiled and said: "Ms. Carlson, is it ok that I gave those flowers to my family in Thanksgiving?"

He wasn't really asking me; he got it; I knew he got it; he knew I knew he got it. I laughed. "It's perfect. Perfect."

At the ripe age of right now, it seems to me it really is all about right now and who's in front of you and what's in your heart. There's no tomorrow. Our wreath that is not a wreath is kindness finding its way home round and round and round.

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  1. Origami Club? That sounds intriguingly fun! Ahhh kids...

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  2. You, Sandy, bless not just your students, and your town, but us (your web buddies) as well.

    Thank You-


    Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  3. Some people just get it. And I'm really glad that one of those was able to lift your mood -- today of all days.

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  4. sweet, he got the message and you are to be congratulated.

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  5. so very cool! a child after my own heart!

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  6. That's a gem of a child.

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  7. Sandy;

    you can;t really turn down such an innocent request from a child, and you could only feel so happy if he asked you for a very simple request that may make him happy and his family...:)

    such small acts of kindness really creates a ripple of happiness...:)

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  8. I hear you loud and clear!

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  9. "ripe age of right now"... that's it isn't it?

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  10. It was very nice that he gave the paper flowers to his family instead of to the school wreath.

    It's also a very effective way to get fired from the Origami Club.

    There is, after all, a good reason why Tiny Tim was unemployed.

    Signed,
    Humbug

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  11. I'm hopeless with Origami. Until now, the Origami papers that our Japanese Exchanged Student whom we hosted left us, is still in the box untouced. That was in 2001. What year is it now?

    It is nice to know that someone has a kind and soft heart to give the boy his wish to show his thoughtfulness to his family.

    Very uplifting thought. :)

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  12. What a great and touching story.
    And I've never heard of an origami club.

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  13. it seems to me it really is all about right now and who's in front of you and what's in your heart.>>> so true! one great point for the day. did you know that the philippines doesnt celebrate thanksgiving?

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  14. Sandy: Great story and what great reasoning for someone so young.

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  15. very true Sandy........congratulations!

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  16. that last paragraph is perhaps the most profound thing I've read in many years!

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  17. how perfect .. and how I wish I had had a Mrs Carlson in my life back then .. glad to know you now!

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  18. Oh Sandy you certainly know how to handle these things and teach goodness and kindness at the same time! :)

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  19. You seem very wise, Sandy. Your students are very lucky to have you!

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  20. I am still looking for the road home

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  21. kindness and generosity should stay with us all year round. how beautiful!

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  23. lovely post Sandy.
    there is no tomorrow
    what is in our heart now.

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  24. Came here via Dongho. Thanks for the words of wisdom. We don't really know what's in store tomorrow but we have now, and now is the time to share some kindness to go around. God bless!

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