Saturday, April 2, 2011

I Wish You Enough

I Wish You Enough. . . .
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess
I wish you enough "hello's " to get you through the final "Good-bye"
We just buried a great man yesterday. The military honors were very touching. I had the great priviledge of having Gale Armond Allen as my Dad for nearly 56 years! He was 95 years old when he died. He was a 'pay it forward' kind of guy. Always generous, dependable, honest and always giving of his time and wordly goods to better someone else's life. In his honor I am giving away $95 (retail value) of Silk 'n Colors. However, the contest involves some 'pay it forward' on your part. Do some random act of kindness over the next couple of weeks and then return and share it on this post. I'll put those names who share their experiences in a jar and we'll do a random drawing. Spread some kindness in your small corner of our world.
Until Later,


  1. CeCe, I'm sorry for your loss.95 years? What a strong man he must have been. I send a THANK YOU up to your dad for serving and protecting.
    How are you doing? Praying for you and your family during this tine of loss.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man in your life! I know you will miss him, sounds like he was one of those you dont find much anymore...I would be honored to stitch something as a PIF/RAK to another fellow stitcher in honor of your father...Please include me in this wonderful gesture to pay hommage to him and the memories you share.... So sad for your loss....Faye

  3. So very sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a Dad. I miss mine daily. I will keep you in my prayers.


  4. Thanks for your kind comments ladies, I appreciate your taking the time to write. Faye, please email me a picture of what you stitch and I'll post about it. Also, please email me about what random act of kindness opportunity came up or you thought to do and I'll write a post about them and choose the winner of the $95 in Silk 'n Colors. I do hope several of you will write about this. Remember it doesn't have to be anything but the simplest act that brightens someones day - i.e. flowers to a neighbor, carrying groceries, buying coffee for the person behind you in line etc.

  5. I just finished up stitching a little pinkeep and am sending it off to my sister. She has just finished up pageant season with her daughter and has been BUSY sewing sequins, costumes, and formals along with everything else it takes to get a busy teenager ready for a pageant. It even has Thread Gatherer silk ribbon around the edge of it.

  6. Hi Cece,

    With deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. You were so fortunate to have him for 95 years!

    We lost our father at 65 years young. He was a wonderful man, excellent with people, and was a wonderful husband to our mother and a terrific father. He was the type of person who if he sat for five minutes on a park bench he would have someone sitting next to him telling him their life story. He was always interested in people and was genuinely interested in their lives.

    I'll never forget when he was in the hospital and we were taking him down for more xrays, he stopped me so he could comfort another man sitting in a wheelchair.

    I believe in doing a minimum (and usually it's more) of a good deed/turn daily and I've made it a habit. It could be just greeting our security guards at work with a smile, holding the door for someone, etc. We've taught our children to be polite and helpful without worrying about counting/recording the times that they are so, I won't be returning to let you know of anything specific that I've done as I believe this is a way of life. :-)

    I am glad that I found your blog and I'll be returning soon to read your previous entires to see what you have been up to since you started your blog in 2009.

    Windy Meadow

  7. I just randomly read your blog, seeing what you were up to and I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It's been so long since we've really visited I didn't know how your parents were - is your mom still around?

    My Uncle Bob passed away a few years ago - thanks to my uncle and your father's friendship, we became friends. (It's been just recently that I realized that they probably asked you to be nice to me when we moved to Boise! I remember being sooo surprised one day when I went to your house and saw my uncle and aunt there, I had no idea of that connection until I'd known you about a year!) Lovely for both of us that we actually liked each other, but I was so grateful for you taking me under your wing and drawing me into your circle of friends - who then became my friends :)

    This is a lovely tribute to your dad.....his spirit lives on in you. Much love <3