Thursday, November 01, 2007

perfectly good

I used to throw the best Halloween parties when I was single. A great crowd, a fully decorated house, artistic friends who'd take it over the top. And yet this year the simple joy of watching my hellion fairy go door to door and then sit in wide eyed excitement over her ever growing candy bucket was about the closest thing I've experienced to heaven on earth.

Chani is working on a roundtable called Accentuating the Positive. She's compiling links from anyone who wants to share their own stories of positive interactions and influences so I offered my shared lunch as a perfect example of kindness in unexpected places. Stop by and wish her well - we can all use as many reminders of goodness as we can get.

Also, I'm doing a little nominating of my own - Glennia wrote a brilliant post on poverty this month that spoke volumes about the complicated nature of poverty and why it matters to all of us. It's a must read. And don't forget to check out the rest of the Perfect Posts too.

And lastly, it's that time again. Our Eleventh Just Post Roundtable is coming up so now's the time to forward me links about social justice in all shapes and sizes to girlplustwo(at)yahoodotcom by November 7th. You can send us a post you've written or one you've read which means everyone who wants to can participate. All of the posts will be featured on four blogs in four different parts of the world on the 10th. If this is new to you email me or check out the Just Post buttons to your right. All are welcome.

14 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Thanks, Jen. I will check it out and read all the inspirational posts.

And I'm glad to hear the little one had a great Halloween.

Heidi

Family Adventure said...

...oh, and that shared lunch still brings a smile to my face. The generosity!

Em said...

hi sweetie,... i just wanted to say hi & thanks for stopping by...

emxx

Momish said...

A fairy? How utterly perfect! Glad to hear it was a blast. I know the feeling, basking in someone else's joy and wonder.

I will go read Glennia's post now. Your post filled me up enough to tackle such topics!

mamatulip said...

Last night was the first night that Julia really got what Hallowe'en is all about, and the first one for Oliver where he was actually able to enjoy dressing up and walking from house to house. It was the most fun I've had in a long time.

Beck said...

That shared lunch story really moved me.
And the first Halloween that they GET it is just MAGIC, isn't it?

Blog Antagonist said...

I think your lunch story was one of the most wonderful things I have ever read.

My kids are older now, so it's not quite so novel, but I did enjoy watching the other little ones. Such a simple thing to bring them such joy.

Julie Pippert said...

So glad it was so great. :)

And thanks for all the heads up and links. :)

Julie
Using My Words

liv said...

oh, you are such a *good* gal!

flutter said...

she is a little fairy girl, isn't she?

thailandchani said...

Thanks for linking to me. :) As always, I'm looking forward to the Just Posts.

Janet said...

I haven't been to a Halloween party in years. I'm with you though; following my kids around as they gleefully knock on doors is way better.

KC said...

Ah, the magic of candy. We know it well.

bgirl said...

oh, the way our definition of fun can change...i too was the queen of halloween, this year i found great joy in watching the prince reign over this day.