February 9, 2010

Your Hearts' Desire...

When I send out birthday cards to my friends, I usually write, "...and on your special day, may you have your hearts' desire". It got me to thinking about my friends in parts near and far, those of you who visit me here at Brynwood, and those who care enough to send me emails...Do you have a Hearts' Desire?

I know there are "Miss America" answers like "world peace", "no more pain in the world", and wishes for all mankind, and I don't diminish those, but I wonder if you could have anything in the world for yourself, what would you choose?

If you look at my blog roll, or the list of all the blogs I follow (that aren't in my blog roll), you'll know that I get to see some pretty creative, thoughtful posts on a daily basis. Many people, like me, embrace Valentines Day as a holiday to make and share symbols of their affection for others. And, the giveaway goodness around Blogland right now is truly staggering. (I just realized that very soon - only eight more posts - I'll be writing my 300th message to you! Another cause for celebration!)

What's my Hearts' Desire, you ask? I've already been so blessed. I have a husband who loves me, kids who live happy and productive lives, and grandchildren who are the lights of my life. I have a warm bed to sleep in (and sometimes "oversleep") and food on the table. I have all the toys and trappings in my studio so that I can indulge my creative muse, and I am surrounded by friends and family with whom I can have fun. I can honestly say that I want for nothing. I'm a Lucky Girl that way. (Well, truthfully, there is that small issue about my current weight, but I lost 32 pounds in 2009, and I continue to stay on track, so I'm not going to be hard on myself about that.)

So, my Heart's Desire would be for those I love to be surrounded by people who would do anything for them, who care what happens to them, and who love them unconditionally, and for all of them to be healthy (I learned how important that is over the past two years)...and for them to have their Heart's Desire.

I'd love to know what you would consider your Hearts' Desire. It doesn't have to be anything lofty or grandiose. It might be something as simple as a good night's sleep.

I think I'm going to do something special for one lucky person who leaves a comment today. I don't know what it is...but I promise to think on it and I'll tell you what it is tomorrow. (Kind of sneaky to make a giveaway out of it at the very end of this post, don't you think? giggle) I'll chose one lucky recipient by Random Number Generator at midnight tonight.

May each and every one of you have your Heart's Desire.
Barbara Jean at Treasures From The Heart is having a 700th Post Giveaway! Congratulations, Barbara Jean on such a memorable accomplishment.

Giveaway ends on February 14th, and she's going to draw two names from the participants on February 15th. Another generous Valentines Day giveaway for us.

10 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Krisann said...

My heart's desire is to receive my license so that I may embark upon a long and fruitful career. Maybe I should wish for patience?!? Love ya to pieces, parts...smoooooches;~)

Kimberly said...

Donna, your post is certainly thought provoking and found myself wondering if I should laugh or cry. My first thought was "a day without snow"...but I get so much accomplished on days like this. Then on a much more personal level, my thoughts turned to my husband, whom I lost this past October following a four year battle with cancer. Certainly, just one more day with him is always my heart's desire, but I was so blessed with the time we had together that there's nothing more I would say or do in one more day. So for now, my heart's desire would be to find a little house in the country with a craft studio and land enough for a garden and all the pets my kids keep bringing home..lol.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my hearts desire would be to do some traveling in the near future.I also think my hearts desire would be for the snow to cease,lol.We are in for another big one tonight.yesterday all the roads were finally clear and passable now again another big one INTO tommorrow.cant wait til Spring!

Sharon said...

I know this may sound corny but My hearts desire is for everyone to give a gift to someone else everyday. A gift you say. By gift, here are some examples, a conversation with someone who is lonely, a compliment for someone who could use a boost up, reading to a child, giving money or your time to a animal rescue, or making a little something and giving it just because... It makes them feel good BUT you are the one who really benefits from it. There is always time in every day for a little gift. That's my desire in this very fast moving world. Sharon

Deb said...

My heart's desire is....well, I don't know - I think I have everything that my heart desires - a wonderful husband, wonderful kids, a good life and time to stitch and do the things I like. Good friends, too. I can't ask for more - I have more than so many others.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Donna!!

Your post today is so thoughtful
and kind. Thank you for being YOU!!
I think my hearts desire would be to
have my health back like it was 10 years ago. I push my self everyday
to do things, often times I hurt,
don't sleep well, etc. I have various
physiacl problems that I won't go into
but my hearts desire would be to just
feel even half better than I do now!!
When you have these problems it impacts your whole life..where you go,
how you interact with people, all of this. I don't want you to get the wrong idea though...I do keep a good outlook and crafting is a wonderful release for me and meeting such kind and sweet ladies through blogging is
a blessing in my life! I would be so happy to win your sweet giveaway and thank you so much!! Hugsss Susan in Georgia.

The Farmer's Attic said...

My heart's desire is not something I have to think twice about. I want to be able to stand before God some day and hear Him say to me, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant".


Cozy Little House said...

Hmmm. A beautiful spring garden.

Shirley said...

My Heart's Desire would be just to be able to do something for myself without having to worry about what others think. With being a primary care giver, you tend to put others before yourself. My enjoyment is reading you all's blog, my embroidery work, and three little boys.

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

My heart's desire would be to find balance in my life. To be able to find that place of moderation, which is incredibly difficult, as I am an all-or-nothing sort of gal.

It's the important things which suffer, I've found.

Great question!



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