What I really wanted to do with the letter “K” was to write about Kim Khardashian.  There is so much I wanted to rant about concerning her, butt (pun intended) I had a little niggling in my conscience that it would be mean-spirited and this morning as I was perusing Facebook, this popped up and I was convicted that this was the “K” I should write about!



Kindness is so much more important to this world than any “celebrity” (oooo, I am having a hard time not dissin’ the KK phenom).

What does kindness mean to you?  And who is/was the kindness person you ever knew?  I really would like to know.

Kindness to me is “Christ’s love in action”.

We can proclaim that we are a kind person but do our actions speak differently?

Kindness manifests itself in so many different ways….a simple smile given to a grumpy looking passerby; a kind encouraging word to a harried store clerk;  a tender word spoken; letting someone get ahead of you in line or giving someone the right-a-way at a stop sign when it is clearly your turn to go; giving a heartfelt hug to someone having a bad day; bringing coffee or a soda to a busy co-worker or bottles of water to the folks working on your road; paying for the person behind you at the drive-thru or in the coffee shop; calling someone who is longing to hear from you or making time to visit; offering to babysit for a stressed out young mom;  I could  go on and on but you know how to be kind….there are hundreds of little ways to brighten up someone else’s life.

Ya, I would have had a lot more laughs dissin’ on old Kimmy but I am feeling good about what I wrote and in some small way, I practiced what I preached!

May you practice kindness each and every day,

Your ever loving Queen


About thelumberjackandthegypsy

The lumberjack is my husband and he owns Arrowhead Wood Products; Arrowhead Toboggan and Snowshoe; and Lake Superior Furniture Co. and is the exclusive manufacturer of wood shutters for Summit Hill Shutter Co. The gypsy is me, and I have a passion for teaching people to tap into their creative side, even when they think they don't have one! I did not grow up creative or artsy and I was in my thirties before I started sewing and creating things. I am a rug hooker; artisan teddy bear maker; painter (from pictures to large pieces of furniture!); knitter; doll maker; needle-felter, repurposer; sewer; decorator; blogger; glamper; reader; vintage jewelry maker; junker; and now a shop owner. But the lumberjack and I feel our greatest gifts in this world are our four grandkids and our daughter and her husband and our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been married for more than 33 years and most of that time we have lived out in the country on a hobby farm where we have raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, pigs and beef cattle. We also homeschooled our only child for her entire school years. We lived out our dream of being like the The Little House on the Prairie and they were great times. I also have a personal blog: rantingsofamadqueen.wordpress.com where I tell stories of what life on the farm has been like and other things that pop up in my very weird mind. I prefer "quirky or eccentric" instead of weird (sounds more fascinating and less creepy)!

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  1. Gramma Mitzi was very kind. Such a giver; she would make such delish foods for us…loved being with us and sharing in on our “work days” and she always could share in our laughs!!!!!

    • Grandma Mitzi was such a stitch…I will NEVER forget our time in the Dells and you guys kept teasing her about “do we have enough ice?”. I always felt we were accepted as family by her. I can only pray that my grands will have fun memories of me….


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