I have been thinking about this post for a little bit now, how I would present it and how I could make it work; I am not sure that it can but in my highest of hopes I believe it will, but I will need your help. As you all may be aware of already I have a passionate pinning obsession. I had pinned the above delicate ring by Erica Weiner, a beauty if ever there was one, it was a re-pin from my friend Maybelle who has fab taste. About a month later I got an email from the ever creative Hope asking for my mailing address, she had something that she wanted to send to me–a surprise. I like a surprises, you? I then received a note in the mail, I would have been thrilled with just a handwritten card (Hope is a talented designer and lettering artist), but inside my note was the ring I had pinned! Hope wrote that she saw that I had pinned it and had one that she bought in New York at the Erica Weiner store and wasn’t wearing and thought I would like. I am still in awe of the kindness, the thoughtfulness and generosity. This my friends is what makes me believe in the goodness of people. This feeling has not gone away, the feeling of complete and utter delight and appreciation and I was hoping that we could all get on board and experience something like I did. Maybe you have seen a fellow pinner that you follow or are one you are friendly with, pin something that you own and are not using or have extra of and would like to pass along? Or maybe you have the desire to make someone’s day by gifting them one of their pins, or a service (ex. say you have an Etsy store of prints and one got pinned) either way would work, all you need to do is choose a person, choose one of their pins and send them an email then send off your parcel! I am going to be looking for someone today and I was hoping that you would want to join me? I was thinking the way it could work is if you asked the recipient to ‘pin it forward’ and pass on the kindness you presented to them to another lucky person and hopefully they are so overcome by your gesture that they do exactly that. I would love to hear if you end up doing this or if you end up being a lucky recipient that receives something. I can attest that there is nothing quite like getting a special surprise delivery in the mail, it doesn’t have to be extravagant, it could be as simple as passing on a book that you just read to someone that has pinned it. I do hope you join in and I am excited to hear the stories of kindness spread far and wide!
Have an amazing weekend!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.