Saturday, November 01, 2008

Take One, Pass it On

We're the kind of people that believe that, when something great happens to you, you should pass it on...So we're doing just that.

Today we received a shipment of white dome eyes from  The order had been placed a few weeks ago but hadn't seemed to come in nearly as fast as it had when we ordered from them a couple summers ago.  Only a few days ago, we got an email explaining that the order had made it's way into their spam folder instead of to their regular emails.  Today when I opened the overflowing box, there was a little message saying, "I threw in a few extra pair.  I hope this makes up for the delay."  Some may say that's just good business.  To us however, it is a wonderful example of an act of great kindness, an act that can and will easily be passed on.

If anyone has seen the movie Pay it Forward, the concept is not foreign to you.  But for those who haven't (and if you haven't please check it out asap) I'll explain.  One person does something great for three people who do something great for three more, and so on and so forth.  The way we see it, those are not just a couple pairs of extra eyes.  They will become great puppets that will be built for a company, puppet troupe or church group that will share their show with families, children, or anyone who may then be inspired to share something they love with the rest of the world.  

It's the butterfly effect (which is not as good a movie so you don't have to check it out if you don't want to).  Something so small can create something bigger than we'll ever know, and what's better than a little reminder to spread some creative energy?

Good luck with whatever it is that you choose to share with someone else today, and if you need some great eyes for your next project, don't hesitate to look them up.