Our winner was hand-picked by the glassbaby team. There were so many amazing comments that it was difficult for them to choose. After much deliberation, they chose Ralyan, commenter #6. Congrats, Raylan!!
On a personal note: I was so thankful to read your comments. If you haven’t read them, I’d suggest you take a few minutes and do so here, as they will change your life perspective. I’d like to thank each one of you for taking the time to share your heart and a little piece of your life. May sound crazy, but it was a good reminder for me to read how one person’s continued acts of selflessness can greatly impact another’s life. I sometimes make the mistake of getting influenced by the world’s view of success (material gain, status in a job, public recognition, etc.) and feel a little down about not being on some fast track with tangible success. Oh I can dress myself down like nobody else and wish I were a better writer, stylist, designer, organizer…better this, that and the other. The ego is a dangerous thing, isn’t it? Then I wake up and realize that serving and caring for my family is not only a privilege, but ultimately the greatest accomplishment I could ever have in life. It may not always be glamorous, but it’s a priceless and irreplaceable gift to share.
All things material come and go. This is a fact. But sharing a part of yourself and helping others is a powerful gift to give, because the results last forever. Thank you again, kind friends, for your sweet reminder.