Monday, October 28, 2013


“It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creation. If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. Only an arrogant man will claim to be independent of everybody else and be self-contained.”   - Mahatma Ghandi

I believe that we are better for the connections we make in life.  Every connection, good or bad, tells us something and leaves a lasting impression upon our soul.

I've spoken previously about how even connections on the internet are important to me.  I have a great group of friends that I met online and am very close to.  Some of them I've never met in person, but could count on them doing anything for me.

Recently I joined Brew Mama's Fall Swap and was paired up with Getz Girl On Fire.

I've had such fun learning about her and her life.  It parallels mine to some degree - we both love our puppies and stalking Food Network Chefs.  We've been chatting back and forth and last week exchanged some fun things.  After all, who doesn't love getting packages in the mail!

Can you see how cool that wine glass is?  I can write my name on it so that everyone knows it's mine!  How cool!  I've already dug into the pumpkin coffee Sunday.  It's all about pumpkin in my house right now.  And I'm using one of the cool pens for work. 

So my challenge to you all is to stop and make a connection this week.  Whether it be online, or in person, connect with someone new and see what blossoms!


  1. Awesome Package. Thanks for participating in the swap with us..

  2. Thanks so much for participating in our swap! I love reading good swap stories like this. Iove the blogging community and all the great people it lead me too.

    What a great package you got, i love getting mail! That Wine class is pretty awesome.

  3. I love the wine glass!! What kinda cool pens are those?!?

  4. That wine glass is so awesome!! I love it! I love what you wrote about connections too! Thanks for joining the swap! I can't wait to read what everyone else got!

  5. What an awesome package! That wine glass is too cool!

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