A Special Sale...

You’ve Got a Friend


This morning, I was delighted to see I had sold a card of one of my favorite images. It is a shot of my five year old grandson, at his birthday party, walking with his best friend. I was even more thrilled to read, in my b’mail, that this card will be used by an Australian ( I just love Australians! ) in a Scottish workshop. This means far more to me than the sale of a card and has given me a huge boost…both artistically speaking and in the more mundane world of marketing myself in a more efficient manner. A very grateful thank you to this special person. It has served to remind me it is the small and unexpected things in life which often have the biggest impact.
It has also reminded me that the things I do, although they may seem small at the time, can also have an unexpected impact in another person’s life. Commit a Random Act of Kindness today, my fellow RB’s! You never know how much it may mean to someone else; for ’tis kindness which makes this world go ’round…..


  • ©Marcelle Raphael
    ©Marcelle Raphaelover 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! this is such a cute, special image!

  • Thank you so much Marcelle!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • So nice of you to comment Charmiene! Very kind of you!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • Many grateful thanks, Guendalyn!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

    Precious capture! Congratulations on your sale, Karen!

  • Thank you so much Marie….I must admit…I love this shot! I don’t often use images of my grandkids….in spite of the fact I must have 10,000 of them ( as any good grandma does!)…but, this was one of the few exceptions!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!!

  • Thank you very much….appreciate your comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    It is a lovely image Karen.
    Congrats on your sale.

  • How nice of you to comment….much appreciated! And, many grateful thanks!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderover 2 years ago

    Well deserved, congratulations, what a wonderful capture.

  • Thank you kindly, Tony! I really appreciate your taking time to comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 2 years ago

    Is really a great capture!!

  • Thank you very much! Ordinarily I don’t use many images of my grandkids…but, this was one of the exceptions to that rule! Appreciate your taking time to comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 2 years ago

    Awesome Karen…that is such an adorable image!!! Congrats :o)

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 2 years ago

    Congratulation,…..wonderful image,…