A Story About You


As you have probably guessed, I love the outdoors, and I care a lot about preserving natural habitat and biodiversity on our planet, so I try to contribute to organizations like CPAWS, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada in my own small ways. (To be honest, I care a lot about other types of causes, as well.)

A while back, I included in one of my posts a link to a petition by CPAWS to help preserve habitat for Caribou migration.  I love petitions because they are empowering – the simple act of taking a few minutes to sign can make a big difference, and it’s one way in which almost anyone can contribute.

Well, I was deeply touched today when I opened my mail and discovered that someone from CPAWS had sent me a cool hat and a hand-written thank you.  They didn’t ask for anything in return, no envelopes for a donation.  It was just a thank you.



I was surprised by how this small gesture made my day, and inspired me to want to do more for this important cause.  It was a nice thing to happen on December 30th, the last day before New Year’s Eve.  It left a positive feeling inside me.

It reminded me of this little poem that was on a card given to me more than a decade ago.   I think it’s a wonderful mindset with which to approach the fresh year, and I dedicate it to my lovely readers:




In these difficult times, it helps to remember that our small acts of kindness can make a difference in someone else’s life and help make the world just a bit of a better place.

As we head into the very last day of 2015, I wish each and everyone of you joy, love, peace, and success in 2016 and always. The New Year is a time for fresh starts, when we can pause, reflect, and begin again with renewed strength.

A special thank you today to my dear blogging friends, to those of you who read this blog, and also to those who take the time to comment.  It is one of those things that makes my day! 🙂

All the best in 2016!

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Carina Spring

Hi! So glad you stopped by my little blog, where I joyfully embrace creativity. Here, at Home... hurrah!, I celebrate the beauty and depth of everyday moments, explore what life has to teach us, and share some of the interesting things I see and learn along the way. Thanks for the visit!

10 thoughts on “A Story About You”

  1. Just getting back after a long break and traveling…what a lovely, lovely post to come home too! Thnak you so much and thank you too for leaving all those kind and heartwarming messages on my blog xoxoxox Johanna

    1. Hi Johanna! Glad to hear that you have been traveling a bit – a change of scenery is good for the spirit, I think. 🙂 Thank you so much for the visit – I am really happy that you enjoyed the post. xoxoxo

  2. I can’t believe I haven’t read this post until today. I didn’t get a notification email letting me know you had posted something! nice surprise to be in here and see that you did.
    it is so nice of CPAW to do that kind of outreach. I am guessing you got a good amount of people to sign up, too.
    I hope you have a wonderful 2016!

    1. Hi Mila! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I am really glad that you enjoyed the post! 🙂 Just to let you know, I checked and didn’t see your name on the list of subscribers, so I will follow up on it to see if there is something wrong with the system. Thanks for letting me know! Take care!

  3. Such a wonderful reminder that we all drop pebbles in the pond of the world, and to remember to make the waves rock others to sleep instead of tipping their boats.

  4. Hi Carina, Such a beautiful post. Thank you. You poem bought a tear to my eye – sorry I know that’s a cliché, but it did. I’m so lucky you’ve entered my life this year – although I wonder if somewhere out there we were already connected. Wishing you a truly wonderful 2016. Much love xx

  5. Dear Carina – I love this post and this card. So true, we may never know how our small contributions are planting gardens along the way. I loved this encouragement on the eve of the New Year. Cheers to you my friend, and may you continue planting beautiful seeds on the journey… I am thankful for you. xo (P.S. Charlie and I actually planted a peach pit once. Wonder if it’s growing…)

    1. Hi Allie! Ha,that is so great that you and Charlie literally planted a peach pit…perfect! I’m bettin’ it’s blooming! I have always loved that card, too. What’s funny is that, for some reason, the personal message was written on the back of the card, which is rare, so that meant I could photograph the card and the giver’s name (who gave me the card about 12 years ago) could be kept anonymous. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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