Thursday, February 5, 2009

If You're Happy and You Know It...

Crimenetly, peeps!

We had a competition going on at this little ol' blog! :) Of course, when the stats and comments went sky high it didn't take me long to figure out that my friend Jess had told her readers about my little giveaway... she has some seriously dedicated bloggers and it was so fun to read comments from all the new visitors.

Here's the thing... if I wasn't already happy, you all would have easily put me in that mood after reading about the moments that brought smiles to your faces this week. And since it was so much fun, and so many of you commented, and because we are celebrating TWINS after all, I've decided to give away two canvases [which will be mailed out as soon as I make the second one]. :)

Without further ado, the winners are:

 John (one of my few male commenters): I am a twin with a couple of set of twin nephew. One thing that made me happy this week is that someone cleared the sidewalk in front of our house this week. Bless them!

Sarah Markley: Happy, "baby" is turning three this week. Watching her enjoy her birthday for the first time has made me very happy!

Congratulations! :) Email me at with your mailing addresses and I'll get your canvases off to you!

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All day yesterday I had a question that Tam posed on her blog running through my mind: What is your biggest fear?

Ironically, it fit perfectly with all of your comments about what made you happy because the only big fear I have [other than mice, snakes and, of course, bats...] is that God has a purpose for me and that I'll somehow miss it. A fear that if I'm not diligent, if I'm not intentional, I will one day be caught not paying attention and the opportunity to fulfill what I'm supposed to do on this Earth will pass me by.

Why did I have this in my head when I was reading about how happy you all have been this week? Because I was so impressed with how much you all were paying attention. Oh, there were some big things that brought joy to your week: finding out you're pregnant for example... that's a no-brainer, can't miss, knock it out of the ballpark kind of happy!

But so many of you were happy because of your child's giggle. Or because your husband cleaned [that woman has some people feeling pretty envious about now...]. Your laundry was finished, you were happy over your friend's good fortune, you were able to be helpful to a family member or you made connections at a bible study.

YOU, my blog peeps, are living with intention. You're paying attention and not letting the little things pass you by. And it makes my fear of "missing the moment" dissipate when I see all of you savoring your moments and reminding me to do the same. The next time any of you are having a bad day, I recommend reading all the comments that were left yesterday, because they were simple, everyday moments that probably happen to each of us all the time... if we're paying attention.

And... since yesterday was so much fun, I've decided to start having "Hump Day Giveaways" on Wednesdays every week... or at least until I run out of blank canvases. :)

I'd better get to painting...


  1. I love seeing that number for your comments yesterday!!!
    Yea!!! on the hump-day give away! I love it to pieces, as this friend of mine says!
    Sooo, today my greatest fear is not getting my bum going to the gym because I'm mezmorized by the enchanting land of blog! love today~

  2. That was a truly exciting and memorable day in all the best ways! And to do this weekly? Well that was pure GENIUS I tell you. You are in NO WAY missing your purpose :) If the canvas supply starts to dwindle, no worries. I happen to know a canvas fairy who would so help restock your supply... you will tire of doing them before you run out.

    Hope those babies are doing well!

  3. Yipppeeeeeeee - a chance for a Gitz original each and every week!!!!!

    You really should think about the cottage industry...everyone would be jumping at the chance to purchase a shirt, recording and canvas...

    ...Isn't that right Gitz followers?

  4. No need to fear missing God's direction to you. God is capable of getting and maintaining your attention when needed, even if it's necessary to send a hurricane!

  5. Congrats to the winners!!

    And you are fulfilling your purpose, dear girl. I just know it.
    Beth Ann

  6. 151 Comments WOW!! If you read thru those you can't help but be happy. You get more wrinkles frowning. So smile and be happy!! I am sure God is proud of what you to do! Bringing happiness to tohers.

  7. oh i can't wait!!! =)

    i just emailed you too, friend.

  8. Sara, you are so in tune with yourself and your surroundings that I do not believe you will miss the calling. In fact, it's my belief that we often do not see why we were somewhere and in another's life until after the fact...when we are able to see how our being there made a difference. All we have to do is be open to change and generous with our time and resources.

  9. ok, I'm definitely not missing the next one! I feel left out of the fun. Guess I better not go into blogger hibernation. Holy moly look at all those comments on that last post. I bet you were freaking! ;) FUN FUN!!!

  10. Yesterday was a fun day. Sorry I missed it.

    Maybe you can get Riley to help you with the painting.

    Keep up the great blogging. This is becoming my favorite stop.

  11. OK - first of all, ditto to everything Vicki said - you are definitely NOT missing your purpose and I know some canvas fairies too - isn't that ironic! I've decided that since you're doing a contest every Wednesday I'm not going to be nice and stay out of the contest (since I know you and live by you, I thought I should give others the chance to win) - I'm SOOO over that - I'm getting jealous and plus I really wanted to comment yesterday... I'm still amazed - 152 comments - wow... you have A LOT to pay attention to these days with all those comments... thanks for keeping it so fun and inspirational. You're the best!

  12. it's been a while since i've had a hump day.

  13. i mean... YAY! i'm glad sarah won!


  14. Wow! A canvas a week, how exciting! I am so bummed that I missed out on all the fun last week. Can't wait to go and read through the comments. Oh, and by the way, did I notice a few new paint colors on the latest canvas??? :)