Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Bag & Thanks

Before we headed out of town this week, I was given a fabulous gift by a loved one that I thought you might like too.

It's called a "Happy Bag" and this is what it included.


Attached to the small 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" mesh bag was this note-

Happy Bag

An eraser so you can make
Your mistakes disappear

A coin so you can never
Say you're broke

A marble in case someone
Says you've lost yours

A rubber band to stretch
Yourself beyond your limits

A piece of string to tie yourself
Together when things fall apart

A kiss to remind you
Someone cares!

I've never seen this before and it really touched my heart. If I could, I'd send a Happy Bag to all of you.
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© All images copyright Jayne Le Mee 2009

This is a long over-due thank you to the wonderful Angel Cel at AC's Scrapbook for this gorgeous photo. It's of the White Mountains in Eastern USA. A million thanks to Angel Cel for sharing her talent with me. I'm going to have this framed to hang it in my office. You can check out more of her great photos HERE and HERE.

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I'll be back in town on Sunday-- with an Internet connection again. Phew! After several days of being totally "disconnected", I'm anxious to catch up with all of you.

Hope you're having a great week.
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna

55 comments:

  1. what a sweet idea. enjoy your time away! warm hugs!

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  2. What a great idea for a gift! So special and thoughtful. I´ll have to remember this for next year.

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  3. What a great idea the happy bag is - I think I may have to make my version of it for a couple of loved ones. That photo is beautiful. Have a great break and a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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  4. That happy bag is such a cute idea. I'll have to remember that.
    The photo is simply gorgeous! It definitely needs to be displayed!

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  5. hope that your travels are going well. i really like the happy bag...and the meaning behind each of its baubles...

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  6. Love the happy bag.........!!!! And I also love the photo!! Beautiful!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Thanks for the happy bag, it is such a nice idea!

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  8. OMG, This Happy Bag is ingenious! I'm always looking for gifts for high school graduates and I have my own formula, but THIS would be a great thing to include!

    And the photo? BREATHTAKING!!!!! I must get to know her!

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  9. I love the Happy Bag. It's going on my list. Thanks for the fabulous idea. Enjoy your time away.

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  10. Yes, your have a wonderful friend there. Our principal gave the Middle School staff a bag very similar at the beginning of the school year to keep in our classrooms! I thought it was very sweet and clever. Oh, that photo is a prize winner!

    Have a terrific day and enjoy what time you have before you get back.

    God bless!!!!

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  11. This is a sweet gift. I received one of these and thought it was the best.
    Have a safe and fun trip. Are you going home for the holidays? Happy Holidays my friend!! xo

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  12. The Happy Bag is a wonderful idea. I will pass it along to others. Hope you are enjoying your trip.

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  13. That's a beauty of a photo and I love the idea of the Happy Bag. So clever and sweet.

    Upon your return home, please swing by my blog and check your email. You've won the Casserole Giveaway which you entered last week. Congratulations. :)

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  14. How totally cute!!
    It makes me think I should give something similar to some of my husband's family, only with items more appropriate for how I feel about some of them. ;)

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  15. That happy bag is so cute! Have a great trip!

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  16. Adorable.

    One of 'my' kids gave me a bucket of happiness.

    http://amimental.blogspot.com/2008/02/bet-you-wish-you-had-this.html

    I have to admit recycling it, but the feelings are still with me.

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  17. Ever been to the White Mountains? They are truly beautiful. The photo is great, but even a picture as good as this doesn't do them justice.
    Your happy bag is awesome, I love that idea. The bag that everything comes in can be used to wash a bra in the machine, so it doesn't get damaged. (just a tidbit there)
    Love, love, love xo d

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  18. Thank you for the virtual Happy Bag! What an awesome idea for an office co-worker gift too!! xoxo

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  19. Enjoy your holidays while you're away, and thanks for the idea on the Happy Bag. I might use that one.

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  20. I just love this Happy Bag, I am going to make one for my neighbor, thanks for sharing.

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  21. This would be a great idea to steal. Hope that's okay with you. :)

    BEAUTIFUL photo.

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  22. I just know you're going to have a wonderful time with the family!

    I loved the idea of a happy bag. It's one of those things that you want to have close by just in case the need hits.

    Beautiful picture. It will look stunning in a frame.

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  23. never heard of a happy bag, what a thoughtful gift. And that's such a beautiful photo, wow.

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  24. That is, indeed, a very thoughtful, touching and fun gift. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  25. thanks for sharing this good gift idea. I have enclosed a quarter in birthday cards for 25th birthdays before. Also once I wrote a check to a niece (graduation I think) for some weird odd amount with and odd amount of cents. It made is more memorable.

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  26. That is such a cute idea!! How sweet! That photo is beautiful

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  27. That is such a cool idea, and I might just have to pinch it ! I think it would be nice to give to some of my girlfriends!

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  30. I love the happy bag! What a great gift. Hope you have a great trip. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    Hugs!!

    P.S. I think that picture is how I'm going to picture my happy place.

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  31. LOVE the Happy Bag! And that photo is just stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Hmmm, a happy bag.....aww, never mind! LOL!!!!!!

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  33. Great idea that Happy Bag!

    And what a stunning photo!

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  34. What an honor to be the recipient of a Happy Bag! And, such a clever gift.

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  35. Very cute and very practical idea. Happy holidays and have a good trip!

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  36. That is a really wonderful gift idea...I'm sure we could all come up with a few things to add to our own personal happy bags.

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  37. We all need a bag o' happy to get us through sometimes. I just realized, I'm a happy bag for many. I had two women in tears on the phone with me today, calling me both said, "Just to hear my voice." Both were suffering a personal hardship. Should I take it personally if I make women cry when I talk to them? :)

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  38. Merry Christmas Joanna and Have a very Blessed New Year.

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  39. what an inspirational and encouraging gift!!! I love it!!! And that IS such a gorgeous photo!!! Have fun!! We'll miss you! If I don't "see" you before, have a Merry Christmas!! ~Janine XO

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  40. That's wonderful!

    Someone gave me a dollar, folded to look like a shirt as a tip one day. She told me, "As long as you don't lose your shirt, you'll never be broke." I keep that shirt in my server book all the time!

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  41. What a great idea...love this happy bag. Love the photo too! I pray you have safe travels home and that as this week of Christmas comes you will have much peace and joy surrounding you!

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  42. What a clever inexpensive idea for a gift...and that photo...well...just exquisite...it's hot and stormy over here on the other side of the world so wish I could wriggle my nose and head over to these mountains for a quick visit...

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  43. 52 comments! Jo, you touch so so sooooo many hearts! So glad I found you, my friend, and I'll finally have time over the next week to get caught up on your every word!

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  44. A happy bag !! What's not to love? Thanks for the wonderfully sweet ida. I know many people who can use this right now! Merry Christmas to you!

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