Friday, February 15, 2013

A Surprise Visit from the Fairy Hobmother!


I've seen the Fairy Hobmother around the blogosphere, popping by random blogs and spreading happiness wherever he visits. Three or four of my bloggy friends have had visits from him, and I thought it was pretty cool.  I wondered what the odds were that the Fairy Hobmother would happen to stumble upon my blog.

Well, as chance would have it, he did! The Fairy Hobmother visited me.

He saw a comment I had left on a fellow blogger's post. Let me tell you, the friends' whose blogs he  has visited are all seasoned bloggers.

Lo and behold, I received an email from the spritely creature.
Hi Christine, I stumbled across your comment on a post about me over at  [friend's blog] and I thought I’d come on over to check out your site.

I was very impressed with what I saw – you clearly work very hard, and I think that such hard work deserves to be rewarded. I’d like to send you a gift...
The email was a total pick me up after a rough day. You see, living on a farm, there are always repairs, purchases, and so on that need to be made. This amazing email totally made my day!

I did have a moment of panic though, because not knowing things always freaks me out. I thought, "Who is the Fairy Hobmother? Is the Fairy Hobmother a good fairy? This isn't going to spread a virus, is it? Is this a hoax?"  

I tell my child never to accept anything from strangers, yet what makes an adult so ready to accept a gift from someone they don't know?

You see, I'm usually an overly trusting person, but when it comes to things like this, I get nervous. I immediately went on Google and read blog after blog about the Fairy Hobmother's visits. After two hours of reading and researching, most bloggers posted that they were graced by his presence.

So, what's the scoop on this mysterious Fairy Hobmother who flies around the blogosphere spreading joy through random acts of kindness?

The one thing the Fairy Hobmother asks is to mention his fairy home, Appliances Online.

I even checked out the site, since I wouldn't post any links on here that I wasn't certain of. I actually spent a while on there, looking over washers and dryers. I'm slightly obsessed with appliances.

Bottom line: I have to say that the visit from the Fairy Hobmother did in fact make my day. It was just so random of an experience.  
Thank you so much, Fairy Hobmother!

How does one get a visit from the Fairy Hobmother?

Do you want a visit from the Fairy Hobmother? Simply leave a comment below, and make sure to include your blog URL so that you can be contacted. Hoping that you get a visit too! It really is a pleasant surprise to have some random acts of kindness sprinkled your way! It totally made my day!

Do you perform random acts of kindness? What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? What's the kindest (random) thing you've done for someone else?

10 comments:

Journeys of The Zoo said...

The Fairy Hobmother is no fool. He picked a seasoned, generous and deserving blogger in you. Congratulations!

Besos, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
http://www.journeysofthezoo.com
(Just in case he wants to check out my site...).

Christine McN said...

Journeys of The Zoo:
Thanks so much, Sarah! That made me smile! You are too kind!

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel said...

Love your post and your honest 'fear' of the Fairy Hobmother was a virus or something.
I keep reading about this blogging phenomena and thing its pretty cool.

I can't say that I perform random acts of kindness but I do try to buy a warm coffee or a meal for homeless people I meet. I would say that I try to 'pay it forward' as much as I can.

Congrats on your visit!

Kerrie
www.familyfoodandtravel.com

Jennifer Van Huss said...

Congratulations! What an honor to have a visit from the Hob Fairy! I would love a visit at 1heart1family.blogspot.com

Everything Mom and Baby said...

That is crazy! I learn something new from you all the time my dear.
I've never heard of the Fairy Hobmother :)

mamawee said...

I have seen him visiting other blogs around over the past few months....haven't had a visit from him myself though.

Canadian Dad said...

Funny to find this post today. I just paid for the guy behind me at Tim Horton's this morning and then awkwardly sat next to him at the stop light, which felt like forever! I am the opposite of stealth...LOL! WTG on your thingy ma-bob there.

Christine McN said...

Canadian Dad, that was so kind of you! Did the guy nod or motion some sort of thank you? Not that people perform random acts of kindness for recognition or anything, but just curious to see how courteous people are.

Mom vs. the boys said...

I see he's making his rounds again!

Canadian Dad said...

He did the lift the coffee and nod thing, which was cool. But then we just sat there and it was weird, lol.

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