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Instagram Followers

Morning everyone!  I have decided to change up the contest.  Due to the fact that I have received SO many Instagram follow requests, I have decided to open the giveaway to Instagram followers– even those who do not follow the blog.

 

Simply follow The Gingham Bow on Instagram, like the photo that is showing the new giveaway,  and comment under the photo that you want to be included in our contest.    The drawing will be on 20 May 2017.  I’m trying to be fair in the fact that not everyone wants to be included in the drawing or follow our blog.  This way, ANY one can enter should they choose.

Enjoy your day!

 

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Giveaway Signups Start Today!

Today is the first day of signups to enter to receive a free gift from The Gingham Bow!

The contest runs from 01 May 2017 until 05 May 2017.  On the 6th of May, we will be choosing a winner, via random name picker tool, and you will be contacted if you win! Your name will be announced on Instagram and on our blog.

Please see post for details, terms, and conditions.

Good luck!!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

Quote for the week

I received a TON of interest with my “quote” post.  I received likes and private messages regarding the first one I did.  I have decided to do a weekly post with this subject.

I enjoy reading some quotes that actually make me think about what the actual message is or what I interpret it to be.  Sometimes it is that quote that I remember reading or hearing that makes me say, “I really needed to hear that today.”

I saw this quote, by J.R. Rowling, and it did just that.

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

This is very true.  I was always taught that everyone should be treated the same.  You treat the janitor the same way that you would treat the CEO of a major company.  Never judge anyone by the amount of money that they make, the job that they have, or how big their home is.  I always decide how a person is based on their heart, kindness, and character.  Being nice and kind costs nothing.  It is not the material things that we have in life that determine how we are as a human being.  It is usually the ones that don’t have the most money to spend on material items or the ones that are the busiest that give the most of their time.

old lady giving an apple

I’m not sure who to credit with this photo, but this to me, it shows kindness beyond belief; in my mind anyway.  She looks as if she is definitely NOT a millionaire, but just a kind soul, giving what she has, and sharing her food.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow

 

 

Thought for Today

I was online earlier and I saw a quote that someone had attached to their signature.  “Do not educate your children to be rich.  Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price.”  I have no idea who first said this, but it makes wonderful sense to me.

I’m trying so hard to raise my children to be decent people.  Who isn’t though, right?  This quote really hit home today for some reason.  It stood out to me.  It stood out to me so much, that I printed it and put it up on my fridge.  It will serve as a reminder to anyone who opens the fridge that it isn’t about how much money you make, who has what as far as material things, who has the most expensive “toys”,  this comes down to what kind of a human being you are.  How you are as a person.  You don’t need material things in life to be happy.  Value what you have.  Value happiness.  Value love.  Value the important things in life.  Having a lot of money or the most expensive items does not make one person better than the other.

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I’m thinking about doing a post a week about quotes that I find interesting.  Let me know what you think.  Comment or email me!

Life is simple:  eat, sleep, handmade

~The Gingham Bow