September 15, 2012

Just Let Your Love Flow!

Once upon a time as I was skipping my merry way along the wonderful forest of blogosphere, I came across some words along the path.  Words that caught my eye and fluttered the heart at first glance:  In Which I Offer You a Love Note.  A post title by Shannon of Awash with Wonder. I tell you, sometimes or should I say most of the time, if I were to re-track back the steps that led me to a specific blog, I'd be lost.  So I really could not tell you how I actually ended up at Shannon's blog home. Perhaps if I had done like Hansel and left bread crumbs along the way, I could tell you.  Seriously, usually when I open my laptop, I begin with the dedicated intention of doing one thing and end up deviating and finding the most inspiring blogs ever which is a good thing after all.

Anyhow, it turns out that the post was about a giveaway and at first I was kinda disappointed.  You see, being the old romantic fool that I am, my heart fluttered expecting to read a love story.  I felt the title was misleading.  Nonetheless, I kept reading.  And boy was I glad I did.  It turns out that it is a love story.  Even better, a paying it forward kinda love story!  Yes, it still is a giveaway...but with a twist.  An inspiring twist! (at least for me it is) because it is all about giving.  Here is the scoop:

Shannon herself heard about the giveaway here which outlines the official rules to follow:

The first three people to comment on this post will receive a little gift – something personal from me to you.
The rules:
  • Within a year (I’ll do it this month) I’ll create something unique to share with the first three people to comment on this post.
  • But, in order to receive your present you have to play along.  Spread the love on your own blog promising to send a little special something to the first three people who comment on your post.
  • You get 72 hours to re-post, or I’ll have to move on to the next person.
  • Please only comment if you’re willing to pay it forward!
Now, here is where the giveaway becomes interesting and very inspiring to me.  Shannon added her own twist to the giveaway by adding a lovely gesture which I intend to follow along with the official rules above as well of course.  However this twist is optional.  You not need to follow unless you wish to.  Here is how Shannon presented it:

"I would like to add my own twist to it though. I would love to write you a letter. I will write you a very pretty, very artistic letter - but I'd like it to be just for you. In order to do that, I need you to ask me a question. Or more specifically, ask the Universe a question. Ask anything at all: about life, about your dreams, about ice cream - whatever. I will try my very best to respond with a compassionate, uplifting, and inspiring note. I don't claim to speak for the Universe, but when we reach out to complete strangers and communicate in ways we normally wouldn't, very beautiful things happen."

Here message touched me and that is why I am participating with this giveaway.  I vow to answer all questions with my loving heart!  Below are additional steps that need to be followed as worded by Shannon, with the exception of filling out my info where appropriate:

If you are a blogger, and don't mind having your question public, please comment below! If you comment, please leave an email address so that I can contact you directly. Or, if you'd rather do it privately,  message me (  If you are not a blogger, and would still like a little love note, feel free to comment or message me too! In the case that you do not have a question, but would still like to be sent a gift by mail - comment anyway.

There you have it!  Lets getter done!  You have the option of going along with only the official rules or with the added twist as well.  It is up to you. Which ever way you choose, it is all about spreading the love.  Remember  if you are one of the first 3 to comment, you will have 72 hours to re-post!  I am so excited and can't wait to spread the love and embrace the blessings!   I will leave you with a stanza to ponder upon.  It is from one of my favorite songs of the 70's by the Bellamy Brothers and synchronizes with why I am partaking in this loving opportunity:

Just let your love flow like a mountain stream
And let your love grow with the smallest of dreams
And let your love show
And you'll know what I mean, it's the season
Let your love fly like a bird on the wing
And let your love bind you to all living things
And let your love shine
And you'll know what I mean, that's the reason

 Will you join me in spreading the love?   Will you just let your love flow?  



  1. OK first commenter right here! Actually going to write my post this afternoon. Woooo love paying it forward.
    My's a little self-centred :)
    If all goes as planned should I pack up and move to Italy to teach English?
    E-mail -

    1. Hola Helen! LOL! Yes you are the very first commenter! I will email you soon for your mailing address. Thanks for the love and support and willingness to pay it forward! Tootles!

      ~SimplyyMayra ;)

  2. Love is giving and not looking for the same. Thanks for this inspirational post.Love Messages

    1. Hola Lisa!
      You are right, it is all about Love! Wish you would have left contact info, I'd send you some love too! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!


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