I recently received an email from a delightful woman who bought two of my bears. She was very happy with them and couldn’t wait to give them as gifts to two little girls. I was so SO thrilled to hear that. I truly do love hearing from people that have bought my bears. Sometimes I get pictures of my teddy bears in new homes, embraced in new hugs. I love that!
But, later in her email she turned quickly to my blog.
“Keep writing…you have a gift that must be exercised in order to stay in shape. Write something every day, even if it’s three sentences.”
I can’t tell you how much I needed to hear that. It truly is an honor and a blessing to be respected for your work.
I learned a long time ago that the only way that I would ever be able to get rid of any of my pains would be to either knit or write….And these last 10 years have been a wealth of release. Hundreds of blog posts and thousands of teddy bears were knit up by these hands; each and every stitch, each and every word, have all been helpful in healing this once terribly broken man. These blog posts and those teddy bears have all helped me survive in the most turbulent of times.
Her email was so very kind. And I needed to hear that encouragement. My teddy bears haven’t been selling as much as I need them to. Of course, there is no way I could compete with Black Friday or even Cyber Monday. But, just after Thanksgiving dinner, our internet got sketchy. It would go off and stay off for hours and hours, with no rhythmic pattern. Just…off right in the middle of doing something. We finally figured out what was going on and fixed it, but in the meantime, I haven’t been able to get online for a substantial amount of time and really push selling my teddy bears for Christmas.
So, here it is the 3rd of the month and I have got to sell my shop out. I will be doing everything I can today to make that happen because it is vitally important to get everything sold. So, if you really appreciate my work, take a look around the shop, grab yourself an adorable little bear for Christmas, and be sure to send me a pic after Christmas of your new bear in their new home. You can visit the shop by clicking here.
I have until about 5 o’clock today to get just about everything sold, seems daunting because it is only about 9am, but I know I can do it. With your help, I know I’ll be able to end today on top, and not behind.
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