Blue Scarf Done and Kindness Learned

Before Christmas, 2011 I knit another of this same pattern in a heavier-weight yarn in gold. This is the same “Lacy Waves” (dishcloth pattern) – as you can see, it’s pinned to a board to ‘block’ it, hoping that will cure the tendency of this pattern to curl (sideways). Just thought you might like to see the finished product; it’s long enough to wear the way the younger generation wears them – doubled in half, wrapped around the neck and the ends pulled through the loop that forms the ‘half-fold’. This is a graduation gift for a very nice young lady at our church who used to stand next to me in choir (now she’s got a full-time job and can’t get to practices, so she dropped out of choir; I’ll miss her!).

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On a different note, just read in the local “Parade” magazine some interesting comments by Colin Powell, former Scretary of the US. This article is titled: “Kindness Works” from his new book: “It Worked for Me”. In one part of the article he quotes a elderly priest from his church: “Kindness is not  just about being nice; it’s about recognizing another human being who deserves care and respect.” Further along in the article he writes: “You can never err by treating everyone with respect, thoughtfulness, and a kind word. Every person in an organization has value and wants that value to be recognized. Everyone needs appreciation and reinforcement. ” He then goes on to quote an old saying: “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”  Great words to think on.

Hugs;

Pammie

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