Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Mankind is my business

Have you ever read a book which touched your life?

Touched it in such a way as to change it?
"A Christmas Carol" did that to me.
The part where Scrooge told Marley he was a good man of business, poor Marley wailed and cried "Mankind is my business". He lamented he had not taken care of that business in life.
Later, after all the spirits had visited Scrooge, he changed how he viewed life. The book closes with Scrooge being the man who kept the spirit of Christmas in his heart all year.

So, in keeping with the upcoming season, I should like to spread a little cheer.
To that effect, my dear readers, I am offering this painted sketch of a Christmas pudding to one of you. (6.5" square)
Just leave me a comment and I'll pick a random name on Saturday and get it in the mail the same day. Open to all, no matter your country :)  Fingers crossed you will receive it in time for Christmas.

Blessings to you all xx

14 comments:

  1. This is most generous of you, Pat. I've been trying to think of books that have changed my thinking. I must be in a very dark mood. All I can remember most vividly are "The Greening of America" and the latest history of the CIA, both of which I recall only for the anger and disgust they engendered towards the consumerist philosophy of corporate America. Yikes!!!

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  2. Exciting! What a wonderful little x-mas painting! Blessings to you too, Pat! xx

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  3. Wow!! Wonderful gift for those of us who will win! Ciao Pat!

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  4. What a sweet and kind way to spread the holiday cheer! I'm in! Merry Christmas

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  5. oh humbug!....lovely painting Pat, I hope I win it...seriously, good luck to all and lets hope lots of people enter.

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  6. What a lovely way to spread Christmas cheer. Love the painting.

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  7. You are so sweet! And you truly know how to spread the Spirit of Christmas cheer all year.

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  8. You send blessings all year Pat with your delightful paintings and tales of Missy. Blessings right back at you! xx

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  9. So kind and generous Pat. Love the story and the painting is wonderful.

    Blessing to you and your Pat. Have a wonderful Christmas. xx

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  10. Just when we need a little Christmas! Blessings, Pat. Xoxo

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  11. Bah Humbug!!! is what I say to Xmas ... rather, to the way it has been commercialised and modernised. Your generous offer is in the true spirit of Christmas ... that of 'giving'. What a lovely, lovely gesture. Merry Christmas Pat. ;-)
    PS ... great painting.

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  12. You're really such a sweet lady, Pat. Always have something to cheer other people. Have a nice holiday season.

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  13. What a treat and a lovely generous idea ,Pat. The pudding painting looks lovely. Christmas Carol is one of my faves too, along with 'It's a wonderful life'. I just sob my way through that one :)

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  14. I'm crossing my fingers...loove christmas pudding , and this one is looking very good :-) xox

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