“There is no home like your own home”. That is what nil aon tintean mar do thintean fein means-what a beautiful saying. With Thanksgiving a week away it is a timely saying as well!
No, I do not speak Irish but the postcard I received as part of The (great big) Stitched Post Card Swap (2) does. What a treat to open my post box and find an Irish return address waiting on the top of the pile. I knew it could only mean one thing-that my post card had arrived. I had been looking forward to this for the last couple of weeks-sort of like a mini-mailbox Christmas before Thanksgiving…
I was tickled to find this endearing card and to see all the care that went into the quilling, stitching and the message. Thank you so much Irina! I think I was most touched by her message inside. Irina shared that she is a social carer for the homeless and that the organization she works for uses this old Irish saying as their logo. This message, carried across the ocean, is universal and I wanted to share it with you. So many struggle to make ends meet-to even have a home and at this time of year it be especially difficult.
With this in mind I will go into my holidays with a reminder to reach out beyond what I know and do something for someone else-Thank you Irina for your message and your lovely card!