My doctor for the last 12 years is Dr. Rajtora. I see him for Type 2 Diabetes. He has always been very supportive of me and very kind. Often times I would cry when I would go to his office because I honestly thought I was going to die from Type 2 Diabetes and I felt very cursed. I now realize that it was my mental illness that made me feel that way. Because of my change from an office job to dog walking, I get more than enough exercise to keep the Diabetes in check and my blood sugars…Continue
Happy New Year Everyone!
I wish a happy, healthy & safe new year to you and your…Continue
I prayed for guidance on the way to work that morning, that I would see an oportunity to give more than I thought I could or give something I didn't think I could give...I didn't ever have the epiphany I hoped for...but I know my heart was open all day long.
My gifts that day seemed to follow the same paths that I have been working on these past months...generosity, kindness, patience and non-judgmentalism...Nothing seemed very extraordinary, but maybe the fact that these habits are…Continue
Lots going on today. We finally received some winter here in Aurora, Colorado and not just the mountains. We have 15 cms. and it is meant to drop as low as -10F tonight. I drive over and picked up my new lenses in new frames at wholesale prices. Hey, that's an idea. here's their website; my gift to you: www.replacealens.com They offer replacement lens…Continue
It's New Years Eve. My husband Thom and I had a great day. We worked out and then went to Spa World. Several friends met us there. We were too tired to go out to dinner with other friends. We decided to stay home. My son wanted to order pizza. That wasn't my idea of a New Year's eve dinner. My gift to my son was pepperoni pizza for dinner.
It doesn't seem like a good gift because it was more like an aquiece. Does that count? It's still early. Maybe I'll…Continue
Mark, my fiance, started a sponsorship in my name as a Christmas present.
Today, my gift was to write this little girl her first letter, and send her a small birthday present. I am not supposed to mail anything unless it's flat and fits in a small envelope, but I tried to send her some "silly bandz", those colourful elastic bands that girls wear as bracelets. I made Mark and the kids sign the card as well, because I wanted Christine to feel like we all think of her, and that it's not…
I gotta share a gift that was given me for Christmas from our exchange student, Wipawee.
She did not intentionally mean it as a gift but it made us so happy & laugh so hard we cried.Continue
On the last day of the year, two friends were reminiscing about their lives and their level of happiness. The one friend spent her time in self indulgent ways while the other…
I checked out the book "29 Gifts" from my local Key Center, Washington library a day or two and have been deeply moved by it. For my first gift, I ordered a copy of the book to send to my Sister In Law. I think it will bring joy and peace into her life. She is a minister of the Unitarian Church and is always looking for ways to bring more spiritual awareness into her life. She has been a blessing to me and I hope that this gift will be a blessing to…Continue
Happy New Year everyone!
I spent the last 30 minutes browsing through my Facebook.
I gave my best wishes to my friends and family.
Instead of just "Happy New Year"
May your 2011 be filled with peace and happiness!
May you have a busy but manageable practice in 2011!
May your 2011 be filled with peace and a bright new adventure!
To all 29 gift givers:
May 2011 bring you peace, health, and joy!!!
It has been a lovely visit with my parents and now it is time for them to go home *snif snif*. They have been mostly giving to me with support, groceries, and time.
However, I was able to be a little elf and leave surprises in Erin's kitchen for when she came home on wed night. They were coming backf rom their holiday visit to Virgina. We made up some pizza dough, roasted veggies, choc cake for their dinner. Then, before going up, I stopped at the little italian deli down…Continue
I just received a photo from a friend of mine who had decided to make a change to the traditional Christmas tree. Instead of baubles, she and her family made little decorations symbolising all the things about 2010 they appreciated. Tomorrow, they will add to this all their intentions for 2011. I think the idea of an Appreciation tree is just beautiful and it made me think about all the things I could appreciate about the past year. This prompt to reflect on the year and adding up all the…Continue
I tried the 29 Day Giving Challenge three years ago and failed miserably. I got wrapped up in my own life and forgot the spirit of the movement. Looking back, I see that not a lot has changed in my life these past few years. I think that has a lot to do with forgetting to follow my own "babysteps" philosophy at making small daily steps every day toward changing my life. I intend to make 2011 the year of change for me, and I think the 29 Day Giving Challenge is the way to get things started…Continue