25 September 2008

A sercy.

Have you ever heard of a sercy? Well, neither had I, until I stumbled upon the blog Purple Bottle, where a blog writer named TruPeach posted about it. She had heard about it on another blog and was paying the kindness forward by posting it to her blog readers.

A sercy (also called a "cerci") is kinda like a little, unexpected gift. Another description I found: "It might be something you really liked – like your favorite gum, candy, ice cream or some small trinket. Usually it was something that you never asked for...but was often given out of friendship."

How delightful.

On TruPeach's blog, she said she would send a "sercy" to the first 3 people who commented on her blog that day, and then those 3 people, upon receiving their sercy in the mail, would then "pay it forward" by offering a sercy on their blogs. Well, I was the first commenter!

You won't believe what TruPeach sent me in the mail...this adorable homemade garland! What a thoughtful gift from a complete stranger! I've already hung it in my office!


So, now as promised, I am doing my part by offering you a sercy...

"Pay it Forward Exchange: Here are the rules: I agree to send something fun, cute, and nice to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. In turn, those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send something to and so on. Unfortunately, due to postage costs, I can only pay it forward within the United States. If you are interested in participating, be one of the first 3 blog owners to leave a comment!

You have to promise that you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, and then send something to the first three people who comment on your blog so that this continues. When I have the first three to comment I will email you a request for your shipping address and I will send out something that I hope will make you smile!"

12 comments:

Madi said...

=)

Andrea said...

I've never heard of this...but I'm so excited to participate!

Matt, Andrea, and Luke said...

do i win?! :)

TLC said...

BOOOOO!!!!! Well, I get to hang out with you soon. That's sercy enough for me!!!

Christine said...

CONGRATS Madi, Andrea, and Andrea :) Now, I just have to create your little gifts!

The Morginskys said...

it is so sweet that she sent you "Dream"...so great! i love the internet!

Mandy said...

This is so cool! What a great idea!

robyn a. jones said...

oh pooh, i'm too late! so if you don't get it can you offer a sercy on your own blog to start it? i'm all in! ;)

Claire, said...

Awww. I was Peachey's third PIF poster I posted about what she sent me here: http://nakedladyinbloom.blogspot.com/2008/09/thank-you.html -She's so clever and so lovely.

Kimberly said...

I've never heard of this but I DO know there's a Searcy, Arkansas! Also, before I knew there was a Searcy, Arkansas I named a dog (may she rest in peace) Searcy. I fooled around with the name Pearcy and came up with that and loved it. It fit her personality perfectly. You'd say her name and she'd cock her head to the side and perk her ears up, it was too cute.

katemcdonald said...

what a great idea! that garland is gorgeous!

michelle said...

that is such a cool idea. good things happening in the world make me smile.