Monday, March 28, 2016

Mary Meets with Tanya S.

Our Vice President, Mary Ryan, has shared the following update with us:

“It is in giving the we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Thank you, Tanya S.!

It was on one of our recent and sometimes rare gloriously sunny days that I was able to share a refreshing walk at the Bloedel Reserve with a dear friend of mine, Tanya S. 

We haven’t seen each other in years, but the friendship and laughter came easily, spending time together was a gift. 

Before parting, Tanya gave me another gift, this soft and cozy knit blanket as a donation for the guild. 
Being a non-knitter, I marveled at the evenness of her stitches and the cuddliness of her handiwork. True to her character, Tanya quickly dismissed any compliments with gracious humility and told me how she found comfort and peace for herself in the making of the blanket. I truly hope that everyone who gives to our guild can experience such therapeutic “self-bennies” in their giving as Tanya has expressed. Thank you, Tanya, for the beautiful spring green blanket for one of Seattle Children’s patients, and for reminding us of the multiple benefits for both the giver and the recipient of such generosity.

With a grateful heart,

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