I Received an Unexpected Gift From a Friend This Monday Morning
Carol often sends me videos via email. Since we each live on opposite coasts of the country, it is a wonderful way to keep in touch. This morning, starting at 5am because I have a really busy day in store, was very special. So special, that what I planned to post was no longer on the schedule. I just had to share.
Thanks Carol. I really love this one. Not only did it touch my heart but it offered a wonderfully profound viewpoint on our world and how we treat it. That I found especially important as the world at large is finally looking at what is happening to our planet and what we can do to change the course of our own future.
Like almost everyone I know, I am a great fan of YouTube. I often include Native American characters in my books, not because of trends but because I have Native American heritage through my paternal family line.
My grandfather was a wonderful man. Slow to anger, quick to smile and the most quietly spoken person I have ever known. My favorite memory of him was him guiding my hands to pound 16 penny nails into a 2×4. It may not sound like much here, but for a little girl to learn to handle tools was just not done in those years. I wanted to help him and my father so much. I remember his smile and his offer to show me how. I felt so loved in that moment. I was five years old. Every time I pick up a hammer, I remember him and his skill in building anything. Most of all, I remember his love for a child, for all children.
Iveta is a new artist for me. I will definitely be watching and hoping to see more videos from her. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do. Have wonderful day everyone.
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