Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner
September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
Yes, dear readers, you may find that post title odd, unless of course you’ve been to Vegas and played Blackjack, read “Bringing Down the House” or see the movie “21,” then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
By the way, how cool are these Viva Las Vegas Socks by Cathy Campbell?
Here at Be Sweet we love good fibers, knitters, crocheters, crafters, people who are sweet and winners of our contests!
We’d like to announce Deborah from the US as the winner of our Spice Scarf Kit Giveaway. To recap, we asked how you or someone you know has been sweet lately. In this economic downturn, summer heat that is suffocating in certain parts of the country that doesn’t seem to end, sad stories on the news each evening and the day-to-day problems we all face, we love to hear about someone sweet. The winner gets the yarn and pattern for our new Spice Leaf Scarf.
I know a little girl who has down syndrome, and one day I sat down with her to see how well she understands the concept of love.
“What do you do when you love someone?” I began.
She did not understand the question, and I decided to break it down into details.
“Do you… Blow your nose all over their sleeve?” I asked, grasping at the first random situation that popped into my head.
“No!” replied she, laughing at the absurd query.
“Do you spit all over their face?”
“No!” – this time it sounded a little more horrified.
“Do you give them hugs?”
“Do you whack them?”
“No!” – again the incredulous look.
“Do you give them kisses?”
“Do you pinch them?”
“Okay,” I finished, hoping she had enough “do’s” and “don’t’s” to get my point, “What does your daddy do to you when he loves you?”
Immediately a look of utter bliss spread over her small, childish face, and she answered in her stilted little voice, “Oh, he gives me smiles!”
To emphasize the moment, she poked the corners of her mouth upward in a classic, but genuine smile.
When her daddy heard the story, she found herself showered with her idea of love!
This little girl, though her nine-year-old body contains the brain of a five-year-old, has an ability to be sweet that is not commonly found in this world.
If that doesn’t put a smile of your own on your face, dear readers, we don’t know what will!
Congratulations to Deborah! To all of you who entered, we enjoyed reading your sweet stories and it made our day that much brighter.