Thanks everyone here for the very warm welcome! When I have time I'll try to reply to some of your very kind comments.
The gift today - we grabbed a quick dinner on our way to a movie at close-by Chinese restaurant. I have a habit of having left-overs boxed up so I can give them to someone we encounter who is hungry, poor and/or homeless. I fed a person right before we got on the freeway standing in the very cold and wet, our warm Chinese food leftovers who was holding a sign…Continue
When someone comments on something during conversation, I love to secretly file it away to use as a give later. Sometimes I'm not even aware that I'm filing it away for later ... I am just paying attention to what this person is saying and then on down the road I will see something and rember them talking about it. Today I was at the store and it's strange how I can see different things and think of different people. I remembered something my exchange student had said about a certain food…Continue
Slept late AGAIN, this time totally by accident! Actually had wanted to be up early cause i had a lot of stuff i wanted to do today, but went to bed very late again and when i woke up it was so dark and dreary out i thought it was like 7am out. That was until i put my glasses on and looked at the clock and it was 10:01am! Guess my body knew more than i did that i needed the rest. Meri, the director of TBH wrote me asking me to call a few more people. She just had a death in her family…Continue
Today I gave two older ladies at church today a Biofreeze wipe for aches and pains. Also taught the 12 yr olds class for someone who had forgot to get a sub.
yesterday, i received an e-mail from the rescue group that took care of my ophelia after she was rescued from the puppy mill. they have many more dogs than usual (with more waiting in shelters to enter the program) and need financial assistance for medical care. sent some funds from ophelia. they placed more than 600 dogs last year into forever homes, including one happy little white pomeranian.
today, a friend came over to mow my grass - with all this early beautiful weather, it…Continue
My gift today to myself and hopefully to others is to reach out to friends and family members who I have either had a falling out or have just lost touch with. I called a nephew and invited him to…Continue
Today i visited my son and my new grandson - i treated them to meal out as its my grandsons 15th birthday on Tuesday :-)
Today I gave my friend and neighbor The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. I love this book! It is all about why reading aloud to your kids is great and the second half is a ton of book suggestions with short summaries and age appropriateness. This book changed my life and I give it out all the time. At book club last week, this friend asked me a question about reading aloud to my kids so I bought her a copy and left it wrapped on her porch today.
Today (just as I predicted) was another day without Morning Pages. After helping Starr with her project last night (which you can see on YouTube if you'd like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO86oyFEgXw&feature=youtu.be,) I went to bed at 5AM and forced myself out of bed around 11:30AM for my weekly Potbelly gig. Made it. Good gig. Had to drag myself to Guitar Center to pick up an acoustic hole suppressor…Continue
Today started out a bit rough. I was in an ok mood, but then I played online Scrabble against a big meanie. This has never happened to me before, and I have been playing online Scrabble for years. He started using foul language out of the blue, so I wrote…Continue
Day 20: I gave some change to a kid at the traffic signal.
Day 21: It was a pretty bad day.My net connection at home not working since a week and the customer care is not of any help in resolving the issue.My mobile phone is not working properly.I gave it to the service centre.They updated the software and the problem still persists.Now they have told me to get its battery changed.But while updating software,they deleted the entire data on the phone without taking backup and so i have…Continue
Who's playing Mega Millions...or should i say at this time of night, who lost alot of money playing mega millions!! :) i lost some, but that's ok! I have to say i am actually happy that i didn't win the jackpolt b/c that it alot of responsibility and way too much money for just one person all at once i think! Not that it wouldn't have been nice to have! Hope you were all lucky enough to win some of you money back!!! :)
Day 25 was actually a very nice day! Turned off my…Continue
We decided we'd better get out of town before Spring Break was over so we could feel like we'd really had a break. We drove over to the coast for the day, after scouting out on the internet some things to do in damp weather. There wasn't much rain once we got there, but it was still damp and windy.
By the time we gassed up and made the drive, it was late morning, so we went straight to the Nelscott Cafe for lunch. It's a…Continue
I live in the suburbs of Chicago. Randomly I see homeless people on the streets, but nothing in comparison to downtown Chicago. Today I saw one of those random people. I immediately reached into the spot in my car where I keep my change & grabbed every cent of it. We waved the man over & gave him the change. It wasn't much..but he seemed so grateful for it all. Before reading this book, I can honestly say that I wouldn't have thought twice about this man. My eyes are way more…Continue
Taking a piece from Cami's book, today I brought a cute little plant to work. I saw these Easter lilies at the store & thought it would brighten up the front part of the office. First one bud was open. Now 2! It makes me smile when I walk in & see it. This gift will give for more that just a day actually. I hope other people are enjoying it also.
Today I listened to a friend & a few issues she is dealing with right now. I always listen to my friends. But today I made an extra effort. And let her know that I would think about her, keep her in my thoughts & hope for positive news from her in the future. I know that having people really listen & understand you is key to friendships. Hopefully today helped my friend in more than one way!
My friend and co-worker M is going through a tough time at work due to various circumstances. One of those things where she works very hard and not only does it go unappreciated, but she's also getting some flak right now. She had a lot to do today and several people to supervise. She gave me several tasks to do which took up all my time there today. I got them all done without needing to interrupt her. She was very grateful.