HappyThoughtBubbles.com

Apr 17

HappyThoughtBubbles.com

Some of you may remember that Baby Sister gave me a whole box of orange Happy Thought Bubbles (her name for what you might have formerly recognized as blown glass Christmas ornaments) to give away to both staff and patients in the Chemo Room during my Orange Chemo treatment.  Everyone had happy thoughts hanging from their IV poles: dripping drugs and happiness!  That day was the unofficial launch of Megan’s (Baby Sister’s real name) new enterprise.

She is selling her glass work at www.happythoughtbubbles.com: hand blown Happy Thought Bubbles, vases, ornaments, gift sets, a special collection of “Jen’s bubbles” in my honor, and bowls.  (Using the discount code “Do Today Well” will get you 10% off your purchase through May 7th.)  Happy Thought Bubbles have their own Facebook page (please like it).

She has been blowing glass for over a decade, and her pieces are exquisite.  She has a portfolio on her website, along with her bio and glass story.  Beyond the physical beauty of her pieces, she says it best herself:

Happy thought bubbles are artifacts that capture a breath and moment from my time in the studio, and that bubble is encapsulated inside the glass forever. Blowing glass is where I need to be when real life is hard, and I always leave the studio happy, having created something beautiful. That positive energy is invested in everything I make. I believe that when this artwork leaves me, it takes that positive energy to a new home.

Reading her words and viewing her art glass is an extension of the goodness that Megan breathes into the world.  I’m hoping to help her grow her business by giving away a pair of her “share happiness” bubbles; the idea is that you get two: one to keep and one to give away.  I love the idea of long distance best friends having matching bubbles hanging in their kitchen windows.  Tell me that doesn’t make you smile…

do today well give-away

To win the above pair of Happy Thought Bubbles and a surprise from me, please comment here before midnight on April 21st.  A comment gets your name in the hat once; you can get your name in the hat two times by tweeting, Facebooking, or purchasing from happythoughtbubbles.com (just state what you did in your comment so I know to put your name in two times).

Details from Megan:

This is a ‘share happiness’ set. They are transparent cranberry pink with iridescent freckles. They are really pretty. Upon request, I will engrave them with ‘do today well’ or another name, date, (short) prayer, or sentiment. The engraved text is small, and circles the hook. The will each be packaged in an individual box, and I will include a blank note card that the recipient can use when gifting one of the bubbles forward.

It’s fun to pay it forward a tiny bit after I have been given so much by so many.  I look forward to seeing where these bubbles land for their new happy home(s)…

 

45 comments

  1. I’d love to win some to pass on to my friend who was diagnosed with lymphoma just a week ago. We’ll get her some happy thoughts from the get go!

    • Queen Frye /

      The greatest joy in life is SHARING LOVE; and just remember, the best is yet ahead.

  2. Ali Moore /

    I am going through the process of a biopsy and awaiting results. I’ve been keeping you in prayer and live reading your blog. I “liked” on fb and am sharing Megan’s beautiful work. God bless.

  3. Patti M /

    What a beautiful idea. I would love to share with a friend.

  4. Kris S. /

    When I read your posts, all the positive thoughts you share with us is quite amazing. Mother Teresa sums up how I see you each and every day: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
    Your rainbow of chemo certainly speaks volumes that those who shared that room with you left better and happier.

  5. Connie /

    Jen-
    What a wonderful gift you have given your readers- and now on to Megan- Your items are beautiful- thank you for sharing-

  6. Connie /

    And I ordered 3- one of a daughter- and one for an aunt- who has been an inspiration! and one to keep for myself! Thank you-

  7. Terri K /

    Awesome sauce
    I love anything that works to corrupts negative thinking!
    I’m a 2 time breast cancer survivor and I sing in a band that plays music at Relay for Life events all around the Tristate. I would love to endorse & promote Happy Thought Bubbles at these events. (and I’m not just saying that to get the freebies!)

  8. Melody Smith /

    Jen – would love to be entered for the pair! I’ve liked on facebook and shared too :) I hope/wish for Megan much success in her beautiful art journey.

  9. Karen /

    They are so beautiful. What talent!

  10. Jana R. /

    Love the bubbles and the idea of sharing happy thoughts with a friend. Would love to win.

  11. Ann Yelle /

    I would love to win the bubbles. We have walked through breast cancer together…your mastectomy just a couple of months after mine. I continue to pray for you. Christ Arose! What beautiful news. Happy Easter!

  12. Jules /

    Jen, don’t include me in the drawing as I already have Meg’s bubbles which I have shared with many friends and family who love them. They really do bring great happiness to the holder of them. They are truly beautiful and remind me of the Mathie girls. That’s why I ordered them a while ago….so that I could think happy about you wonderful girls every day! Lovely idea of what you’re doing!!

  13. Susan /

    What a great idea to boost your sister’s business! She does beautiful work. I’d be proud to display her work in my house!

  14. My best friend is going through a major rough patch and this would be an awesome gift to give.

  15. Ginger /

    What a great idea! I have a friend that needs a little pick me up right now!

  16. Susan Brady /

    What a beautiful enterprise! I would love to share a happy thought bubble with my long distance best friend.

  17. Sheila /

    These happy thought bubbles are beautiful! My best friend and I just had babies two days apart. She lives in DC and I am in upstate NY. I would love to send her a matching happy thought bubble to push her through those challenging new mom days! I am definitely going to check Megan’s website out!

  18. Mary of the Scherma Clan /

    I recently bought four of Megan’s vases and they are exquisite. The shapes, colors, and beauty are mesmerizing. Mostly I love that she has taken her God-given gift and uses it in such a life affirming way. I will be “liking” her website on Facebook. Everyone can use some “Happy Thoughts!”

  19. Becky Palmieri /

    A lovely idea to share with those closest friends that are sadly the farthest away.

  20. Deanna /

    What a beautiful creation! I would love to win this pair. And if not, is she selling happy thought bubbles as a pair?

    • Yes! I have some pairs listed on the website, but I can make them to order if there are specific colors you would prefer. You can send me a message at megan@happythoughtbubbles.com if you have questions or if you don’t see what you need.

      Thanks! m

  21. Maureen /

    They are so pretty!

  22. How beautiful and what a neat idea! I would love these to share with my mother who has been battling cancer for 7 years and about to start chemotherapy again for the fourth time. I liked on FB as well.

  23. LOVE the idea! What a wonderful way to share love across the miles!

    Blessings to you and your family this Easter – celebrating NEW life with you as we celebrate the resurrection!

  24. So beautiful! I liked her page on FB!

  25. Charity Buchanan /

    I just ordered 7 bubbles, and sent an email for a custom order vase. So happy that Megan is selling these!

    • Thank you so much for your support, Charity! I remember when you bought the ‘Maren’s Heart’ vessel on board the Solstice, and I’m happy you will be giving more of my artwork a good home.

  26. Lisa Smith /

    yes please! love! I will share on Facebook next!!

  27. Erica /

    Andy and I want to buy some thought bubbles soon :)

  28. Bonnie J /

    You KNOW what I think of the bubbles ♡♡♡♡♡. Sharing them with my sisters: one of which lost her husband to colon cancer 3 years ago. You bless me, Meg blesses me and the bubbles are a joy (in all forms of light). Happy Easter to you all !!

  29. Ann Yelle /

    Just visited FB and did a like. I not only like Megan’s work, I love it!!

  30. Michelle /

    I will ditto the comments made by others regarding Meg’s work. Photographs don’t do any of the pieces justice. If you have visited her site and thought “Gee, that’s pretty, I wonder if I’d like it?” The answer is an astounding YES! I received my “rainbow collection” recently and have been trying to find just the right spot for them. I want them displayed somewhere I visit often and that others can see. I can’t decide which is my favorite…the colors are so vibrant. It makes me happy knowing that I own a piece of he”art”. Each time Meg works in her studio, I know she’s at peace and full of happiness. This thought radiates in her work.

  31. Michelle /

    I will ditto the comments made by others regarding Meg’s work. Photographs don’t do any of the pieces justice. If you have visited her site and thought “Gee, that’s pretty, I wonder if I’d like it?” The answer is an astounding YES! I received my “rainbow collection” recently and have been trying to find just the right spot for them. I want them displayed somewhere I visit often and that others can see. I can’t decide which is my favorite…the colors are so vibrant. It makes me happy knowing that I own a piece of he”art”. Each time Meg works in her studio, I know she’s at peace and full of happiness. This thought radiates in her work.

  32. annie /

    Hey Jen!!

    Can’t think of anything that would remind me more of you and your remarkable journey than HappyThoughtBubbles!! I’ve just purchased a set (green) with a lovely friend of mine in mind.

    Thank you for sharing your sister’s artistry with your online community.

    Happy Easter to you and all of yours!
    He is risen. He is risen indeed.

  33. newbiefriend /

    The art is beautiful and the sentiment even more. Hoping to see you at “the office”on Monday when I come down for my check up! Happy Easter dear friend.

  34. Shari /

    The bubbles are beautiful! You and your sister have such talents. I’m excited to visit Megan’s website to check out her creations. Hugs and best wishes to you both!

  35. They are beautiful! :)

  36. Love this idea. Will post Megans’ website on LinkIn too. Wonderful Easter to all.

    Kristen’s dad

  37. Anita Houpert /

    I already know who to share this with! What a great idea! I love reading your blog and now will definitely check out Megan’s site. Heading over to Facebook to “like”. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  38. Anita Houpert /

    I already know who to share this with! What a great idea! I love reading your blog and now will definitely check out Megan’s site. Heading over to Facebook to like. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  39. Krista /

    These are gorgeous!! What a beautiful friendship gift!!

  40. Jennifer in Ohio /

    So beautiful! They certainly do inspire happy thoughts.

  41. Cindy /

    I would love to share them with family. They are beautiful.

  42. KellyE /

    What beautiful art and I love the sharing aspect!