D28 Today my gift was gracious driving (people pulling out in front of me) and checking what might have been a distressed child as I drove by - they seemed fine on the second pass but I probably came across as a creepy person driving by children slowly checking them out.
Today I invited a friend over for coffee. This is an amazing feat as 1. my house is clean enough for company and 2. I haven't seen her in 8 mo or so and was wondering how she was doing. A rainy day in Montana was perfect for…Continue
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Today was an emotionally draining day on all fronts, so it's taken me some time to remember any kindness to others.
This morning a candidate for my job did a 'demo' lesson for one of my French classes. I helped her set up the room and offered words of encouragement. I know she appreciated it... It's not easy to teach a class of kids you don't know, in front of a teacher and two administrators. The good news is that she was offered the job, and accepted.
Watching her teach…Continue
Today, (Monday), Okay I'm finally caught up. I was kinda of sweating today. I realized that I hadn't given a gift yet. My (other) neighbor called. She is going thru a divorce which is getting quite messy. And her electricity is cut off. I offered to let her use the microwave. She was going to make Ramen noodles for dinner. But I made her a plate of lasagna instead. She was grateful and I was glad I could be there for her.
Today, (Sunday), I gave the gift of recognition May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. I made signs for the speech therapists at work and hung them around the gym. Thank you, Kirsten, Sheri, and Jennifer for all you gals do. XO
Today, (Saturday), I gave the gift of comfort to my neighbor, Brenda. She buried her husband. I even managed to make her smile. Since we live next door and practically share a driveway, my husband and I left for the funeral service before she did. As she hugged me prior to the start of the service, she said Thanks for coming and beating me to the funeral home. LOL
I'm not even sure if today counts...I've really been fighting depression...didn't want to go anywhere, do anything, even talk to anyone. So, my gift for today was to hold my youngest cat Leroux in my lap and pet him while he purred and looked at me sympathetically, almost as if he understands that I need him much more than he needs me. Since he enjoyed the extra love and attention, I guess it does count as a gift.
I also gave a gift to myself by not doing anything self-destructive as…Continue
D26 Prayers and right words. A new acquaintance just got a breast cancer diagnosis. I searched for the right words to share with her and prayed for her.
D27 Milkmoney gift. I made a small donation for our local food bank milkmoney fund for kids.
Today it was raining in the…Continue
Today one of my friends called me. She was frustrated because she couldn't figure out how to use a computer program she'd just installed. Since I have the same program on my computer, I walked her through getting it set up so that she could use it. She said she was relieved that she hadn't wasted her money.
In addition to talking about her computer, we also caught up on lots of other topics and had a really nice conversation--a gift for both of us!
Took some time to go through friends' projects on Ravelry and leave compliments. Brightens someone's day.
It was a very beautiful day in Colorado. So many positive things are happening since I've been giving....My doctor called and it's been ok'ed that I can start BG12 oral medication for my MS. Yes!!! I hope the Myelin Sheath will begin to get repaired. Hopefully I can walk again (MS took away mobility). Can I give and share this beautiful sunset with you?
Enjoy your evening ~ Lots of Love…
I did laundry for my son today. He is 28 and moved back home a while ago. He has been doing his own laundry since he was 13. But now he has a job as a banquet manager and works insane hours. He asked, and I said yes, to washing his sheets. (I got a nice 'thank you' afterwards.)
"We forget to be grateful to what is here and now exactly the way it is as it is. We become great when we move more deeply into gratitude... You may notice that the one great quality that all great beings and masters have is deep appreciation and gratitude for every little thing in their life. Simply said its our ego that wants more of this and that... Never happy with what is. The truth is that gratitude and contentment destroys our ego. Deep heart felt gratitude is the highest spiritual…Continue
Day 15 shared some inspiring links to read on my blog http://spiritualboosters.com/2013/05/18/inspiring-links-from-books-to-tiny-changes/
Day 16 500 rupees to my son for his outing to a mall with his friends
A friend came to knitting who hasn't been there in a while. She's now step mom to a six-year-old boy, her fiancé's son, who has issues with ADHD and neglect. She's been doing a terrific job with him and he's making great progress, so I told her so.
Made sure I tipped the baristas at the coffee bar.
Went with hubs to see his radio theater group perform, and took pictures for them.
Giving travels through photography. to an amazing sinkhole ~
Today I donated more items to Goodwill. I love donating stuff to Goodwill, as it enables me to part with things I don't need because I know they are going to a good home. I took my little nephew's 'Super Stroller' down to Goodwill today--it is one of those amazing, off-road strollers with a 5-point harness and shocks, serious off-road gear for the Montana baby. Anyway, he is now too big to require the Super Stroller, so I hope that it will find its way to a new…Continue
Today's present was a present to me! I am not very good at accepting presents, thought admittedly it is my "Love Language" of choice. Anyway, a friend of mine added me to his friends and family plan and sent me an iphone. This saved me from having to use the archaic, vietnam-era crank phone with monthly service that I was using for the past few years. (One good thing about the archaic phone-it does have a slide out keyboard and I can text like a demon.) In any…Continue