a feeling of appreciation or thanks
a feeling of being grateful for something
: an ability to understand the worth, quality, or importance of something
: an ability to appreciate something
glad that something has happened or not happened,
that something or someone exists, etc.
: of, relating to, or expressing thanks
made very happy
: full of great pleasure or satisfaction
to surprise (someone) very much
: to fill (someone) with wonder
: to cause a feeling of great wonder or surprise in (someone)
to affect (someone) very strongly
these words have been dancing around in my mind since last Wednesday
when we had the big tea cup and mug reveal.
As I visited each blog that linked up
and read the words that were written on each reveal post
I couldn't help but tear up. . .
the love and kindness that each lady poured into her words truly overwhelmed me
and caused my heart to swell with gratitude, delight, and amazement.
As I read the posts, comments, and private emails that were pouring in to my inbox
I couldn't help but shake my head in wonder.
This exchange is very near and dear to my heart
and to have such precious ladies participating brings me great joy.
I truly love hosting this event
and with each exchange it only gets better and sweeter.
I just had to share my heart with you, dear friends,
and tell you how amazed I was at the love you showed me
through your gracious words.
Thank you for blessing me so. . .
thank you for making my life sweeter. . .
thank you for bringing smile upon smile to my face. . .
thank you for putting a song in my heart. . .
thank you for your friendship and love. . .
thank you for being YOU.
I will never forget your kindness.
How beautiful a day can be
when kindness touches it.
- George Eliston -
Before I start tearing up again
I have a splendid and delicious recipe to share with you.
It's from a sweet blogging friend -
Marilyn from Mountain Top Spice
This recipe for Butter Tart Squares
is oh-so-good and will melt in your mouth.
I shared with Marilyn that the recipe reminded me of the butter tarts
that my Grandma Betty from Canada made.
She wrote me back and shared that her grandmother was also from Canada!
What a small world, eh? :)
I would encourage you to visit Marilyn's blog for this delectable recipe.
It's the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.
Simply click here for the recipe.
I kept her recipe the same,
but I did use cake flour in place of all-purpose flour.
The crust was very soft and melted in my mouth.
I am not sure if the cake flour did anything special,
but I thought I would share that tid bit of information.
Also, I doubled the recipe and it was perfect.
Many thanks to Marilyn for sharing her recipe.
Thank you for visiting, lovely friends.
And again, thank you to all the participants of the 9th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange.
Your presence truly makes the event extra special and beautiful.
A simple act of kindness
can make a tremendous impact
on a person's life.
Love and hugs!