Spontaneous Generosity

I’m inspired by Spontaneous Generosity! What inspires you?


Recently, while drooling over someone’s link to very yummy yarn I tweeted, “Ok, somebody needs to buy that and make me scarf already.” I don’t knit or crochet, but I admire those who do—and all that gorgeous fiber they get to use in their creations. It’s all so utterly gorgeous.

I had NO idea at the time, that my little joke would actually inspire a bit of Spontaneous Generosity embodied by the lovely, lovely Rachel Ballard. Having seen my tweet (boy am I going to be more careful about what I say!) she set to work on making me this amazing skinny scarf in the most luxurious fiber: bamboo. And while it’s so wonderful and lovely (there’s a photo of me wearing it below the fold),  what inspires me most is her act of generosity. We are “Twitter friends” but have not known each other all that long, and it’s such a risk to make something in those circumstances. She completely nailed it—both in color and intent!

I’m deeply touched and honored—and it’s totally inspired me to do likewise. Thank you, thank you, Darling Rachel. I’m already working on ways to pay it forward!

5 Responses to Spontaneous Generosity

  • mchen says:

    Wow. How wonderful, heartwarming and inspiring. This is the kind of thing that makes me think: People are good! (There are too many things that happen these days that make me think the opposite, so it’s always a huge upper when someone stands out in the positive 🙂 Yahoo’s and high fives, all around!

  • So cool. I can vouch for YOUR spontaneous generosity — it’s nice to see proof that what goes around, comes around!

  • What a kind gesture! I love the idea of simply doing something nice for someone from a tweet comment. I’ve been thinking about randomly doing something similar. Isn’t it great how blogging and tweeting has made it easy to connect to people – even those we’ve never met.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and commenting! I really appreciate it.

  • Lulu says:

    that so sweet! that yarn looks delicious =]

  • Megan says:

    How awesome! I love hearing random acts of kindness and especially when the recipient feels the urge to pass it on. When I go through my Starbucks I ask the drive-thru cashier to charge the coffee behind me as well. The next time I went through the cashier told me the chain of generosity kept going for a full thirty minutes – it made my week!

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