In the past, Mother's Day has not been a happy time since my cousin, Diana, passed away. We were close like sisters. I do miss her terribly. Her birthday is May 12th and for the past couple of years, I have been able to say Happy Birthday to her and not cry all day.
Then, I'd get upset with my mother for not recognizing that I am a mom too although all four of my babies are in heaven. This is the first year, I'm happy around Mother's Day!!! I'm not even mad at my mom at all! I bought…Continue
I've returned, restarting my Challenge today, Day 1, May Day!
So, the last time I was in San Antonio, I got a huge bouquet of these cute and colorful paper flowers. I was considering donating them earlier this year, but decided to make little May Day bouquets out of them instead. (I really miss the May Day tradition of leaving flowers on doorsteps.) I attached little cards on strings and carried a bag of them around my…Continue
In the last few weeks/months, I have been wallowing in self-pity way more than I should have. I'm doing it worse than usual this morning because things are so wrong and bad.
I'm trying to remember what's kept me going. One of the things is gifting - even just looking through WUAH, which always reminds me that things could be worse. It's almost been more depressing lately, because I'd been using it to send cards and things, and…
Happy Friday everyone!
Today my Mom gave me a journal , a little tiny green notebook with a black stripe that I can fit into my a hand, a pocket journall that my Father gave her.
I am using this journal each day to write the day, what gift I give, and a little bit about…Continue
This afternoon, I enjoyed a slice of homemade apple pecan cheesecake that my friend, Vicki, dropped off (out of the blue) yesterday. We call Vicki "the Cheesecake Queen". Later in the day, my sister in law stopped by with some meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner. These were delicious and unexpected gifts.
Today is World Food Day (http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/). I feel so fortunate to be receiving this bounty when I know there are…Continue
VJG 07-14-12 Peach Rose - Paid it Forward & Made Someone's Day
Today I was helping a customer at the check-out and while doing so I gave him my sweet and sassy sales pitch about the beautiful roses that we have on sale this week. We enjoyed teasing each other back and forth. Finally he bought me and the cashier each a rose. His kind gesture meant so much to me that I gave him a hug to thank him. The cashier and I wrapped our roses in a grocery sack and…Continue
For me day four was Wednesday, on this past Wednesday I gave three small gifts.
Everyone seems to stay connected through social networking websites such as Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, and more. So on Wednesday I used a free app called CamScanner that my boyfriend had told me about and I put on my phone some time ago but never really utilized.
I then scanned from a family scrapbook a photograph of my sister Lauren and myself at our Mom's family's lake house where we…Continue
My eldest's sister's Godmother, our Mother's bestfriend was married for ten years to a wonderful man named John. Sadly John passed away nine years ago. I have kept something for many years even prior to his passing always close by, something important to me, of great importance.
Today I realized it was I really wanted to gift to my Mom. My Mom has Lyme dieseae (the connection will be made soon) and May is Lyme disease awareness month, not official in all states yet but by patients…Continue
Last night I started thinking of what I could gift to someone today.
This morning my Dad got up at six o' clock when he has been run down with a virus and he spent an hour trying to wake me up this morning (sometimes it is hard for me to get moving). He…Continue
Today I gave a gift to my parents, I bought them dinner. I was too ill to make something homemade like I wanted to. So, instead I ordered special made pizzas from Domino's, along with a side and some desserts for them to share together.
In-turn my parents said that they wanted when I came back from getting my bloodwork done tomorrow for my Mom and I to share the dessert over coffee since I am doing fasting bloodwork. I really wanted my parents to share the dessert tonight…Continue
Yesterday I saw a Nun walking near my job, and I realized that there was a Nunnery (is that appropriate? I haven't a clue) in our neighborhood. Now I am not a religious person, spiritual yes, but religious no. I have many friend that are reformed Catholics meaning they aren't Catholic anymore. I have heard their stories of horror growing up in the church, and I respect their experiences greatly. However driving past this woman, it really hit me how strong she is to make the hard decision to…Continue
Today I decided it was time to commit to the challenge of giving back, especially if I want to change my world I need to change things that I can on my own first.
I am disabled and currently live with my parents. It has been hard for my parents, they do not have a quote normal retirement life they most likely hoped for with an…Continue
I'm back on the 29 Day Challenge as of February 1st ... I'm actually on a big random act rampage! I've been given some fun ideas and some I thought of. I've tried these and had fun with it so I thought I'd share.
-Buy something you really, really want for yourself (does not have to be…Continue
After completing 365 poems I knew I couldn't just stop cold turkey. I started a new challenge of a year and a day of mythical art... which it seems I do more than even poetry. A month and a half (45 days) into it I am at #81 pieces of art and even at that I didn't put everything in! So enjoy the collection of my creations & gifts over the past 45 days...
Yesterday was a triple gift day that began with a “Discovery Session” via phone with an intuitive young coach based in Santa Cruz. We went through some history and then she offered some clever business ideas. She’s up on the current business trends and…Continue
YAAD stands for "Year and a day"
My friend Kambrielle is leaving for Canada. I almost always have my calligraphy pens and a drawing pad with me. It was her going away dinner last night. I felt inspired and pulled out my brand new purple pen & "drew" her name along with a few symblos... including the canadian flag... even though it was a really simple drawing she really apreciated it... and had plans to make sure "it didn't get crushed."
Yesterday I began the giving challenge. Something popped in my mind quickly, but I prayed that my eyes would be open if there was a better opportunity out there. Nothing came up.
So I followed through on my giving plan that evening. I play bunco with a group of women. Since I had a $20 I decided that I would pay for the hostest that night. I had no idea who the hostest was. So I called one of the ladies shortly before hand to find out who's house it was at. She…Continue
Today is Teacher’s day here. We did not know what to buy for the teachers so we decided to go out and see what we can buy. I finished cooking and went with Sheila at about 11.30am. We went and did our shopping and managed to find cute keychains which we decided to buy for the teachers. We bought 11 each and I bought extra 3 for our tuition teachers. Then we bought small flower bouquets made from plastic and added them in a brown paper bag and stapled and sent it to our…Continue
So I finished the book "29 Gifts, How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life" today. I have decided that I am going to start my 29 days on September the 1st. Mostly because in my life that is the New Year, everyone goes back to school, church goes back to being with Sunday School. It all just falls into place. The other reason is that way…Continue
08-09-11 through 08-13-11 Same Gifts, Different Day
This last week I have given many of the same gifts that I have given before, thus the title of the post.
-- Helping my husband in a variety of ways since his back and leg are not feeling well.
-- Providing a listening ear to a friend whose alcoholic son's choices are driving her crazy.
-- Praying before I did so, tonight I wrote a long email to a friend who needed a listening ear. Hopefully I left her with at…Continue