Overabundance of "o" Words

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This week ~ HEADS – Anything starting with the letter O

Occasionally you encounter people who are optimistic and open-hearted. Often you can get caught up in what some consider an overwhelming undertaking. That is what happened when I stumbled across Shelly’s first Share A Square post. Shelly is an old-fashioned sweetheart with an oversized heart. Her task, to have people from all over the world create squares for 140 afghans to give to children with cancer at Camp Sanguinity, surely must have over taken her life on so many occasions. But she outlasted and inspired. I am very grateful to be a part of this effort with both square donations and the piecing together of one of the afghans. Those squares were with me for quite some time and there were times I wondered if I would be able to finish. After the fires I had to remove all the tags and wash each square because of the ash and smoke smell. Keeping track of which tag went on which square was a bit tricky, but love conquers all.

One year, thousands of prayers, well wishes, and oodles of love later the afghans have been delivered. Thanks to everyone who supported the effort with squares, yarn, and emotional support. I would like most especially to thank Shelly for her inspiration, guidance, support and for starting this and following through.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

If you think the world is getting cold and distant, just head on over to Shelly’s or Sherry’s to see the pictures. If that doesn’t give you hope, I don’t know what will.

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10 Comments

  1. Mar

    Wonderful!!

  2. My mom and a friend made squares to help with this endeavor. I was just thinking about this and wondering how it was going.

  3. What a wonderful giving thing to do!

  4. uw great quote in the box too i like it.

    Thanks for stopping by Vixen 🙂

  5. What a fabulous post for HoT!

  6. “O”verwhelmingly a feel good post!

  7. truly Overwhelming.

    thanks for dropping by my blog.

    http://belles-lettresofmilet.romelettedlopez.com

  8. Fabulous HOT post. Thanks for visiting mine.

  9. This is great and Shelly must be awesome. Nice post.

  10. What a lovely alliterative Ooooo response to this week’s HoTs theme! Well done. I’m late to visit because life got away from me the last 2 days, but I’m doing my best to catch up today ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

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