I have NO idea where I am on this round. The whirlwind trip with my grandson was beyond what mere words can describe. I apparently really did have TOO much fun, 'cause I came home sick. Then, Sunday evening was the absolutely perfect memorial service for my brother.
I still don't feel well, but at least, I think I can spend a little time today catching up on blog posts here. I'm not sure when I'll get back into anything like a 'normal' routine.
Peace, Love and Joy to you all.
Added by skay on June 30, 2009 at 8:27am —
This weekend while going through things at my Mom's house I found a clipping in an old book of my Grandmother's. My Grandma left little clipping, quotes and messages in many of her books. It is like having little visits with her long after she has been gone. I wanted to share this one with you because it helps to explain what an important give a smile is...
" A smile is rest for the weary, delight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and nature's best antidote for trouble".
Added by Pat Halverson on June 30, 2009 at 7:27am —
So, today was a busy day and I almost forgot a give. When my husband reminded me that I gave Forgiveness. I won't get into it, but it was bothering me for a while, and finally I sent a heartfelt letter explaining my disappointment but that everything was okay.
On top of that, I gave a bunch of Rubber Diaper Pants to our neighbor who is potty training their daughter :)
Two very different gives LOL.
Added by Jessica Burns on June 30, 2009 at 5:15am —
I can't believe how long I've been gone. I was thinking that I'd been gone for a few months, but my last blog post was October! Wow.
I HAVE been doing gives periodically, but the focus hasn't really been there. I don't even have an explanation...things have just come up. But now I'm here and I'm going to make a concerted effort to get back into it. I'm going to officially start on July 1. That way I'll be able to celebrate complating my first cycle back on my birthday (July… Continue
Added by Jessica on June 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Put new tension clasps on a girlfriend's cupboards. Now she'll be able to close those cupboards all the way. Its a small thing with big impact. Easy to do too. Anyone can dress up old cupboards this way. And adding a fresh coat of paint and new knobs would transform a kitchen without spending a lot of money. (I'll leave the painting and the knobs to her...)
Added by Loni Anderson on June 29, 2009 at 8:53am —
This morning was church. When I got up to get ready Paul told me he back was causing him lots of pain. He told me to go alone to church. I actually went downstairs to start getting ready. As I was eating breakfast I began to worry about Paul. I was to leave at 8:00 and I wouldn’t be home until after 1:00. I knew that Paul would stay in bed until then. All of his medicine and breakfast is downstairs and he had already told me that he couldn’t navigate the stairs right then.
So, I… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on June 28, 2009 at 9:08pm —
Hi all I know I have not been active on the site lately but I have been giving.
I am starting my 10th round by donating to 29 day giving challenge. I hope that others will help out as well so Cami can meet her goal for the operating exspences. even if it is a dollar it will be a big help so please consider donating!
I wanted to give a little update on what has been going on with me since i have been gone for a bit. I was on vacation for a week at the beach with my family. it was… Continue
Added by Stacey S. on June 28, 2009 at 8:22pm —
Bought a few necessities from Costco for a friend. Saving a drive for her.
Added by Loni Anderson on June 28, 2009 at 5:18pm —
I went to my dad's Taiwanese church to watch him perform a dance, even though it was really uncomfortable for me as I don't speak the language and am not of the culture. Then, afterwards, at lunch I sat with a childhood friend who married an accountant and felt extremely out of place as they barely know what art is. The South Bay is a very meat and potatoes kind of place while my life has been a bit more caviar and beans. I stayed as long as was politely possible and was gracious and kind… Continue
Added by ANGEL CHEN on June 28, 2009 at 2:17pm —
(Detail from a Postcard, Unknown Artist)
“Leaving The Ashram” is the third chapter of "Entering The Stream," a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will most likely open our second album. Continue
An instrumental suite in four movements (Meditative Walk, Running The Last Stretch, The Tabla Master’s Enigma, and The…
Added by Christopher Stewart on June 28, 2009 at 11:00am —
A give to my husband...
Yesterday, despite getting off a 12 hour nightshift, decided to stay up and help me with the fundraiser and for this I am grateful. He stayed up for a total 36 hours, helping with set up and take down, then just kept praising my efforts despite the lousy turn out.
When he finally collapsed into bed last night, I felt so blessed to have such a supportive and loving husband.
So, last night the kids got up and were a bit wrangy, I scooted… Continue
Added by Jessica Burns on June 28, 2009 at 5:27am —
June 23, 2009
As we were getting ready to go out the door this afternoon to run errands Paul called to me to hurry. He was afraid that his found treasure would move before I was able to get there. On the outside of my back door was a huge moth. It was light green with delicate markings on it. The moth was very accommodating and held still until I was there. We were able to take a few pictures of the moth with my camera phone. This moth was beautiful, and as always, I felt renewed… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on June 27, 2009 at 5:37pm —
I am giving a beautiful blue watercolor on paper painting to the benefit, An Evening Under The Stars, Best Buddies 20th Anniversary and looking forward to a beautiful event!
Added by ANGEL CHEN on June 27, 2009 at 4:04pm —
So, our fundraiser was a bit of a flop. I worked sooooo hard and put my heart and soul into it, not to mention my own money. So many people said they would come out and nobody showed up....only 4-5 people. I felt bad for our vendors who sat for hours waiting for customers....and nothing.
It's times like this when I want to give up. I have 3 more fundraisers coming up, but I don't know if I can go through this again.......
Sigh...if Breast Cancer wasn't so dear to my heart,… Continue
Added by Jessica Burns on June 27, 2009 at 2:19pm —
Yesterday I started a Day Journal, got the idea from a web site, they gave specific suggestions for writing about each day, such as today I see out my window, today I feel, today I am going to, etc. It fits in with the gifting outside of the box paper theme for this week. My daughter told me she wished I would write down things about myself and my thoughts and beliefs for them to have later. So this will be a gift for my kids, and grandkids, and myself. It suggests you add a picture to your… Continue
Added by Pat Halverson on June 27, 2009 at 12:46pm —
Today I am volunteering my day to educate people about holistic medical care at a National Health Care Day of Service event
(The gift I got from today, besides talking to great and interesting people, I received a big bag of Beets. A group from South Central Los Angeles teamed up with a farm in Bakersfield to offer fresh produce to people living in the City. Today they were giving away some of the harvest, plums, peaches,… Continue
Added by Loni Anderson on June 27, 2009 at 6:00am —
Dad is 80 and can't take care of himself, even with my sister living right next door and keeps a consent eye on him. I have just spent the last ten days at Bible Camp being in the Eden of God loving people and will soon be on my way to visit a friend. (taking a long trip home actually) will go to see my sister mid-July to help her cope with all this.
Dad of course wants nothing to do with losing his independence. No one wants to admit they are old and well frankly, dying. I hope, I… Continue
Added by Nancy Louise on June 27, 2009 at 5:34am —
Today is my big fundraiser. I'm a little stressed, because my husband wasn't able to get his nightshift off, which means this morning I'm flying solo, with both kids. I woke up to vendors backing out on me via e-mail....
My give, is to try and keep my cool despite all the bumps that this fundraiser is already experiencing.
Added by Jessica Burns on June 27, 2009 at 3:38am —
I am so busy with the fundraiser I'm throwing tomorrow, I didn't have a big give today. I did call one of our vendors whose husband was getting a diagnoses for Cancer, to check and see how she was doing and what the results were. It turns out it is cancer, and although I had a tonne of running around to do for tomorrow, once she opened up to me and talked to me about her worries etc, I sat down and let her vent and cry.
It put everything into percpective for me, and how lucky I am… Continue
Added by Jessica Burns on June 26, 2009 at 3:46pm —
I am finding it hard as Genuine is to blog. Feeling like I have nothing to say, or not anything worth saying anyway. I was reading a magazine and read a line that said Our state of mind and attitude greatly effect our giving. It really made me think about what I have been giving. My giving has remained much the same, and I am giving more since starting this challenge than I did before. I don't think my gives are recieved any different, but they feel different. I know the difference is my state… Continue
Added by Pat Halverson on June 26, 2009 at 1:53pm —