Today I am most proud of the gift I gave to my son, a gift that he didn't notice and that's the best part. Let me explain. My son loves to watch cartoons on the computer once he's done with his schoolwork (he's homeschooled), and sometimes he enjoys them so much that he laughs out loud, and I mean LOUD. I have a neurological condition (MS) and processing loud noises is actually painful for me, but I didn't want to dampen his laughter by asking him to keep it down. So I quietly went up stairs so… Continue
Added by Lubabat Scotland on April 30, 2009 at 10:26pm —
i had an enjoyable day today piddling around the house. i read a little, worked on Mom's quilt, fixed Mama's screen door and transplanted some watermelon plants for her. she made chocolate cream pies and gave us one. yummy!
early this evening my stepdaughter called wanting to know if i had any migraine medicine. she had a bad migraine, probably a combination of stress and lack of sleep from the last several days. i gave her some, we take the same kind. she told us that Hope had a bad… Continue
Added by Dawn wwt on April 30, 2009 at 9:30pm —
So I work in sales...and every time that I get a solicitation call, I tend to just say 'not interested' and hang up. So today I got a call and decided to listen. The girl gave her shpeel (selling me short and long term disability insurance with a free sixty day trial period) and while I don't need it as I already have my own coverage, I acquiesced to taking a look at the package that she's going to send me in the mail. I could tell that I was probably the first person not to have hung up on her… Continue
Added by Beth George on April 30, 2009 at 8:43pm —
Today I decided to donate some money to the 29 Day Giving Challenge in an effort to help with the ongoing costs to run the website. I am so grateful that this has come into my life, and I am having so much fun each day with the challenge. Today I received an early birthday present from my son. A coffee mug with pictures of him all over it ranging from the time he was a baby. It was the greatest gift. His dad made it for him to give me of course, I was very touched by the gesture and the… Continue
Added by Kathleen Ravel on April 30, 2009 at 7:08pm —
Today was a long wierd non giving day.
I made sure I spent some time talking with some very dear friends. But I really do not feel like I gave anything
However, every day is a new day. Tommorrow I will be sure to do something.
I should add , that I am finding it easier to speak kindly to people. , I am finding myslef more gental, andmore understanding. Not as Zen as I would like. But I am getting there. so that is good.
Added by G. on April 30, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Just recently, my 12 year-old daughter said to me "Mom, you haven't been on the WishUponaHero site" to which I agreed....I haven't been logged on to this community as well.....Let me tell you once again dear friends.....it's these days that I become self-absorbed and throw pity me parties......I see soo many new bloggers and happy to see ones I knew when I first began the journey.......... The other day I heard a neat quote on the radio...
"It's good to refer to the past but look into the… Continue
Added by Annette on April 30, 2009 at 2:30pm —
This morning I made a trip to the Goodwill center near us and donated two bags full of my clothes that haven't been worn in a long time and some household items. I always feel good going to Goodwill and the workers are always so kind and appreciative. Nice boost for the day!
Added by Deborah Hays on April 30, 2009 at 1:05pm —
: Wrote a letter to my dear mother-in-law in way northern Minnesota who also happens to be tremendously cool. I must remember to actually send it! I wrote on the blank card that I had been saving for years [how embarrassing -- saving
for what?] that featured the photo of some beautiful beadwork.
: Picked out items for an auction gift basket to benefit the drama club at my daughter’s school. The theme I chose was earthy/gardening/spring, and I was… Continue
Added by Diane E.D. on April 30, 2009 at 12:37pm —
SO!!! Yesterday was day one. As I said, it was also my son's 8th Birthday.
We went out to (his favorite) pizza dinner and to let him pick his own toy, as is tradition for both my kids.
While checking out at the register the cashier had practically a backround check's worth of questions to hurl at me...
"Would you like to apply for a K*Mart charge card and save 10% of your purchase today?"
"No, thank you." I replied
"Would you like to sign up for our free… Continue
Added by Jennifer on April 30, 2009 at 11:34am —
OK, I have taken a little sabbatical from blogging. It’s weird just as I thought I would have more time (since I no longer have a job) to blog, I did it less often. I haven’t given up giving; in fact it has grown to be a more important part of each day. I won’t try to catch up on 3 or 4 weeks of not blogging, but will hit the highlights.
We have made several trips to Tenn. to see my son and daughter-in-law, we are still waiting on my newest granddaughter to arrive, and that will make… Continue
Added by Trisha on April 30, 2009 at 6:10am —
By Dr. Annette Colby
Do you allow yourself to live in a way that is right for you? Do you follow your intuition, trust your body, and engage in actions that increase the overall meaningfulness of your life? Over the next days be curious as you increase awareness of your life and your actions. Allow yourself to be truly interested as you ponder the following questions:
When will you dare to follow your heart and intuition on a consistent basis?
When will you dare… Continue
Added by Peter on April 30, 2009 at 5:55am —
By Marlene Oulton
I was sitting here tonight, quietly reading a great book by Jack Canfield entitled, "The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be" and one of the lines in the second chapter hit me like a ton of bricks. He said, "You don't want to get to the top of the ladder only to find out you had it leaning against the wrong wall." And pow! It just dawned on me that whoever told me I had to be perfect lied. I've been leaning my ladder up against a wall… Continue
Added by Peter on April 30, 2009 at 5:51am —
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing!
By Author Unknown
A plane leaves Los Angeles airport under the control of a Jewish captain.
His co-pilot is Chinese. It's the first time they've flown together, and an awkward silence between the two seems to indicate a mutual dislike.
Once they reach cruising altitude, the Jewish captain activates the auto-pilot, leans back in his seat, and mutters,
'I don't like… Continue
Added by Peter on April 30, 2009 at 5:45am —
Day one of this go-round for me was actually on Tuesday of this week...just on a whim this turned into my gift. I saw a woman at my yoga studio getting changed to go to work and she had on a really pretty sweater. I realized that I had a very similar sweater in my car that was all cleaned and ready to go to consignment because I am, like so many right now, hard pressed for cash in these economic times. It was a beautiful black cashmere sweater/jacket and I could have gotten some decent money… Continue
Added by Beth George on April 30, 2009 at 5:33am —
Sorry, it have been a while that I don't write a post. To tell the truth I am totally drained. My friend's life is in a turmoil right now, and I am finding myself giving support to her, her mother and her teenager daughter; even though I forsaw what is happening now, I can't help but feel so, so sorry for her. She is in total despair, sometimes even thinking about suicide, and all that for a man that doesn't deserve it. She has been refusing to see a psycologist but finally yesterday she went… Continue
Added by Zeneida on April 30, 2009 at 12:13am —
Today my dad
would have been 97 year old. He has been gone for 31 years and his influence on my life still is strong. I wrote a blog about him in Round Two so I won’t be saying much more about him. I just wanted to wish him Happy Birthday.
We are still in a flood watch with severe thunderstorms thrown in for a little while today. But the worst of it passed to the south this time. Paul will drive the car as… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 29, 2009 at 11:30pm —
I became aware of something very interesting today. I have always thought of myself as a giver. It's something that comes naturally to me, BUT there have been many times that I have only thought
about giving but did not actually do it. Now I've noticed that having made this committment
to give something every day, I am much more likely to act when I have the impulse to give. I have learned that having the intention is good, but it's not enough, committing
(or truly… Continue
Added by Lubabat Scotland on April 29, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I went to visit someone who has been going through a hard time and offered my support.
I gave my man another massage :). I am sure he is loving this challenge.
I donated 10 bowls of rice through www.freerice.com.
I offered ongoing support to a client that has completed her hours in my counseling program. I let her know she can call or text me any time.
I hope I provided some words of love and support to some… Continue
Added by Buddhaful Aud on April 29, 2009 at 8:44pm —
So... I didn't blog yesterday because I ended up staying in San Marcos for the night.
Buuut. I would say that yesterday I gave my patience. I had a really hard time with patience yesterday and I feel like I gave that to my sister. It wasn't perfect but I kept trying to consciously be patient with her, listen to her, and encourage her (even though she really doesn't need much, she's a little energizer bunny).
Today I spent the day with my best friend and we decided to use… Continue
Added by Megan VanHorn on April 29, 2009 at 7:52pm —
Today i offered comfort to someone who lost her dear friend to cancer. I just met her this week but I know that kind of pain so I sat and talked with her during our lunch break. In my experience sometimes a person just wants to be heard even if nothing is said back. Just to know someone is listening and feeling your pain is enough. She talked the whole hour. So I gave her a shoulder to lean on and she gave me a moment of realization " we are on borrowed time and we should enjoy every moment… Continue
Added by michelle chase on April 29, 2009 at 6:37pm —