Today is a very special day. It's the birthday of America.
This beautiful country has a short history, compared to say, European nations. Like countries everywhere, it has its good points as well as bad. Kind of like people.
But today, most Americans feel deep pride in their hearts to be part of this great nation.
I love this country with all my heart and soul and feel immense gratitude for both sets of my late grandparents. They made incredible sacrifices to come here from Lithuania and Poland so their families could have better lives.
Today also marks 1000 posts on this blog!
Plus a giveaway to celebrate. Woo hoo!
Yes, sweet blog peeps! That's right.
You are reading the 1000th post from Writing Straight from the Heart.
In October of 2009, when I started this blog, I had no idea how much sheer joy it would bring to me. What I wanted to do was just write, because writing is terribly important to me!
There are so many fabulous people in blog land and I am so honored that you want to read my blog! So humbly honored!
It's true that I post seven days a week, rain, shine or snow--- kind of like the U.S. post men and women delivering mail, no matter what!. ha!
It's thrilling to read your comments. When a new Follower joins up, I'm always over the moon.
So of course, to celebrate the 1000 posts, this blog is having a GIVEAWAY for Followers.
Because of cost, I am unable to offer it to my beloved Followers outside of the USA. I'm deeply sorry about this. Please forgive me.It makes me feel like the color of these letters. Blue.
The giveaway includes things I love. For instance, there's an 84 inch oblong lace tablecloth. It's new, purchased just for this giveaway. You know how much I love lace. There's a lace doily, too.
There are three little books on tea and a tiny one on friendship. Remember how I like to keep two to three inch books in a little basket in the downstairs bathroom?
I'm also giving away one of my teacups. It's a pretty Bavarian one with gold colored leaves and a pink rose, just inside the rim of the cup.
Also, a rose-covered tin that I think is from England and
a very colorful shopping bag!
There's a little angel to hang on the wall and, last but not least, a Mikasa vase. It's about three and a half inches high and was made in "Slovenia."
Okay, so all you have to do is be a Follower and leave a comment that you want to participate.
It will run through Friday night. I'll put all the names in a hat and on Saturday morning, I'll have my hubs draw a name.
Hope you have a terrific day today!