What is the best gift you ever received?

Better still what is the best gift you ever gave?

Perhaps you will recall that in each instance,

the best gift was one that was tied

with the heartstrings of the giver,

one that included a part of self.
Wanda Fulton

I find it amazing that the more we give of things which are true to ourselves the more we have to give, the more we understand if we allow ourselves the freedom to follow our hearts.

Yesterday evening a most beautiful arrangement of roses was given to My mum, Sister and Myself from a friend who is a very talented florist.  The roses are exquisite!!  They come from Argentina and in all of my life I have never seen such roses.  It wasn't a special occasion or given for any particular reason, just given because she cares.

It was such a delight,

A surprise,

Truly beautiful,

Given with the heartstrings of our beautiful friend.

May your weekend be filled with many heart filled Blessings wherever you may wander....


gardenmama said...

such lovely sentiments and so true.
what a rich gift to receive!

karen said...

those roses are just gorgeous, lucky you three! I must say, 'just because' surprise gifts are the greatest:) my favourite gift ever was when my partner surprised me with a beautiful sewing machine for my birthday one year. Yes i made the dolls (with the sewing machine i just mentioned!:)

Jill said...


just found your blog from visiting Bec at Memory Garden. It's a beautiful blog you have! I also became a follwer! looking forward to getting to know you better.

karen said...

I realised i didnt write back to your last comment (I do believe a little one woke up just as id read it)
I have done little bits and pieces of toy making for the kids since I started doing day care and also helped my dad make toys for me when I was little but thats about it. Im having fun learning and slowly getting less scared of noisy power tool lol:)
Yes my chooks realy do seem to love it! I guess I started having a go at wood working around the time as i got them as chicks so they are just used to it!

Becky said...

Some of the best gifts are the "for no particular reason" gifts. There's just something wonderful in being reminded that someone's thinking about you.

Bec said...

Such a lovely post to read especially when I was feeling down today. What a wonderful gift from your friend and those roses are gorgeous.

CatherineLovesRoses said...

Dear blogger friend, Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog, I really appreciated them. Your blog is full of beauty and sweetness, I love the way you show us those little everyday special things. Your cute daughter is a great chef and a little artist!!

The best present for me would be being able to share those cherished moments with my loved ones.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Foxglove Spires said...

Gardenmama, thank you for visiting.

Karen, surprises are wonderful to receive, what a lovely gift a sewing machine to make all your wonderful creations. I think it is so wonderful that you are making your lovely toys.

Jill, thank you for visiting and joining my blog, I look forward to getting to know you as well, I will take a trip to visit your blog very soon...

Becky, it is nice to know someone is thinking about us it puts a smile on our faces and in our hearts.

Bec, I hope you are feeling better soon, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my post.

CatherineLovesRoses, thank you for visiting and leaving such a beautiful comment.

Have a wonderful weekend filled with many blessings. xx

Ana said...

Oh what gorgeous roses and what a beautiful gesture...A gift just because...How very sweet. Loved this post. Thank you for sharing. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by A Petite Cottage and for leaving me a sweet and kind comment. Hope you come and visit again real soon. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Smiles,

Foxglove Spires said...

Thank you Ana for visiting and leaving a lovely comment now I can find your site again.

Lois Hughes said...

Hello. I found your blog from following the Magic Onions. Your blog is so beautiful and I love the roses and sentiment. I have been a fan of Elsa Beskow since I was a little girl and have posted about her on my blog. I look forward to following you.

Paula said...

Gifts from the bottom of a heart. These roses are truly marvellous. Like I received today too. You thinking of me during this week truly makes me feel cared for and appreciated. Even more though as we do not know one another that well yet. Thanks from this side of the pond. Hugs

Ruby said...

Just gorgeous!

Jacqui said...

What a delightful gift 'just because' . I gave special gifta to my younger daughter on Wednesday - she was 21. I decided sometime ago that any gift I gave would be handmade - either by me, or bought from the craftworker. We gave her a beautiful needle felted angel with long red hair, like hers, and a gorgeous glass and crystal pendant heart. it was very special for us all.
Thank you for dropping by. xx
Thank you

softearthart said...

So lovely, it is amazing what happens when one opens one's heart. cheers from New Zealand, Marie

Foxglove Spires said...

Lois Hughes, thank you for visiting I love Elsa Beskow books they are so beautiful.

Thank you Paula I so glad you dropped by enjoy your roses.

Thank you Jacqui for visiting, Happy Birthday to your daughter and what a very special gift to give, these are truly from the heart given with heartstrings!

Ruby they are gorgeous aren't they!

Marie, thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment.

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