Perhaps this notebook looks familiar to you?
This is my beloved Marimekko grid notebook that I picked up in Finland a couple years ago. I talked a little about it in a recent Feedback Friday post. I mentioned that I was almost to the end of its pages and couldn’t find the same notebook anywhere online. I’ve been keeping my eyes open for alternative options. The pages are filled with notes and sketches – mostly related to running our business.
Product ideas, sketches for product design, website design and organization, and obviously many other things.
Imagine my surprise when I received this package in the mail this week. A dear reader/customer in Finland decided that she would send me a replenishment of the notebooks! Seriously, this is one of the most thoughtful gestures ever. Johanna told me that we actually met each other when David and I were visiting Finland. We stopped by a scrapbooking event (crop) that was going on while we were there, where I chatted a little with the scrapbook-loving Finns. Johanna is now in her second year of doing Project Life.
The last part of Johanna’s enclosed letter reads: If you don’t need these notebooks, feel free to share them with your readers or with your kids. I don’t mind.
Um. Are you serious? I’m so stoked to have these – and so grateful. Trust me, I’ll put these to very good use!
She continues: I just wanted to express my gratitude. Project Life has made my life a lot more stress free. Now I can preserve memories fast and scrapbook the ones I want, not all the ones I need to.
And then, with all the warm fuzzies flowing through my heart at this point – I knew that I would absolutely want to pass along the kindness … from Johanna to another dear reader. So I’m sending the blue version of this notebook to one of you. Someone will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow when I do another giveaway for something totally unrelated.
1. Leave your first name, city, state/country in the comments for a chance to win this – my favorite grid paper Marimekko notebook that apparently we can’t find in the U.S.
2. Think of some way that you can share a random act of kindness with someone today.
3. Do that. And may the kindness come back around full circle – and bless you.