Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Letter to My Bears

I recently had a situation in my life that definitely took the wind right out of my sails in regards to my teddy bear business. And as I come to a place of acceptance about the whole thing, I wonder to myself, how fragile am I, really? Do I give so much power to the opinions of others that I would literally stop doing what I love and believe the comments of one critical person?

In a moment of confusion I gathered up all my teddies and sat them here in the teddy bear room, unsure as to what I was going to do with them.

As I sat here reading a post on my computer, I glanced over to my left, at 12 little teddy bear eyes that seemed to be saying, “what will become of us?” And I realized that I had taken on someone elses opinion of them and quite simply discarded them from my life.

And then the light bulb came on. I saw the love in those little eyes and a feeling of joy and relief washed over me. I saw the truth that was clouded by fear; the love in the eyes of a teddy bear.


So, my dear teddy friends,

I will take care of all of you, until such time comes as you go to your assigned homes. And if the home you go to isn’t a loving home, that just makes your job a little more special. Because you will have to give all the love away that I have given you when I made you. And by giving away all the love that exists inside you, you will find your purpose and complete your assignment here on earth.

And thusly the healing begins.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends! Hugs, Vicki and the bears


  1. Vicki, your bears are amazing. I'm not sure what nut job would think otherwise. You have a serious talent in creating them and I think you are wonderful ;) Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh Angie, you make me laugh. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  3. Rise above it all and you keep that talent going! Obviously this crazy doesn't have one - loser!! This is me tough talking LOL! Teddy bears rule and so does their maker:o))
    Take care and have a good day.
    Hugs Lyn

  4. Ha, Lyn. Yes, teddies rule and watch out so you don't ruffle their feathers too much.. thank you!

  5. William Morris said 'If you have a gift of any kind you are happy indeed, beyond most men'.
    Your bears are lovely Vicki. Look at those little faces and feel the love! (I'd buy one if I didn't have a houseful already!) xx

  6. Oh wow, I can't imagine anyone saying anything mean about your creations. I'm really picky about my bears, and I chose to have one of yours. I cannot fathom the depths of unhappiness that propelled the person to lash out at you and your bears. I'm really sorry.

    But you've certainly risen above it, so maybe it was a wee test. I'm glad you had your bear angels there to help you. <3


  7. Dear Lynda... thanks so much for your kind thoughts. I know you are a true teddy bear person. We've been together a long time on the blog here and I am so glad to have met you and all your bears.

  8. Dear sweet Tracy.. your thoughts hit home as well. A "wee" test, yes my dear... perhaps. I read one time that "when life throws you a curve ball, if you pay attention you just might get a hit." So, here's to hitting those curve balls.