Day 1: I had to take a nausea pill that made me incredibly sleepy, so I was afraid to try to stay awake long enough to go see my cheer kids. That was very disappointing! I did get to see my niece and spend some time with her, though, which doesn’t happen often enough. I also made a phone call for the other CSR in our office, which she was dreading making. We try to help each other out like that. J
Day 2: I had a rough day this day. I won’t go into details too much, but…Continue
I spent Day 5 looking at PostPals.co.uk & planning out cards and gifts for several of the children. I somehow didn't realize how in depth it was really going to be, and I didn't actually get anything completed. Still, I tried not to worry too much about that, since my mind and heart were in it all day long. I did the sameyesterday, on Day 6, except that I did get a birthday card in the mail to a little boy whose mom had posted that as a wish on WUAH. I hope that makes them…Continue
I did a lot of thinking about giving today. What could I give today? What can I do when I have a little more money? I intended to drop by our local Dollar General today, and while I was there double-check the name tag of the sweet girl that I've talked to there quite often. Then I could send a message, as someone else here suggested in a post, to the corporate office and tell them how great she is. But, of course, she wasn't working.
I did stumble across the suggestion in the…Continue
I was so very blessed this weekend.
I have been having trouble getting started with this, and trying to figure out what my gifts could be. My uncle's benefit on Saturday came, and I made some jewelry to donate to the auction they were holding. But I thought, no, that shouldn't really count as my gift. It doesn't feel right that I should count that - I love making jewelry, and it was a small donation, and I…
Today is day 8 of my 1st 29 day challenge and finally after a 6 month ordeal with the short sale of my house, approval is in place for all parties. God is good. What strikes me most is Mbali's discussion on the scarcity "mentality" (for lack fo the right term righht now (darn chemo brain!) because even as I read the final approvals I still wandered into..."well, I'll believe it when I see it..."and, um, it's right in front of me. The house will close, its imminent...and I'm thankful! :)
My cousin is currently serving a 18 year sentence in prison and my sister has been asking people since around Christmas time to send him a letter or something to let him know that people haven't forgotten him and still love him. I've been meaning to now for about 6 months but have yet to "get around" to it. Today, I decided was the day to put in the extra effort of typing out an old fashioned letter (not an email, not a text, not a facebook wall post...) and hopefully make his day. It's…Continue
So, it's Day One for me!
I belong to a book club and last month's choice was 29 Gifts. I have been super busy and did not get a chance to read the book, but the girls all said it was great at last month's meeting! When I arrived at this month's meeting in a bad mood and feeling down, one of the girls gave me her copy and said READ THIS!!
WOW! Ok, I was/am in a place that I am not too proud of! I am so not very grateful for all that I have in my life, and it is past time to…Continue
My sister i feeling better, but not quite there yet. However, Today, day 10 of round two, and 27th of may, is mother's day in Dominican Republic. This is what google did for it:
Yesterday I went to my hometown to spend time with my family, specially mom.…Continue
I finished the 29 gift challenge a few days ago. I must say, I thought it would be easier to keep on going giving although not having this moral commitment to a comunity, but it hasn't. Maybe I need more time to create a habit.
I've been feeling kind of down lately, and I feel the focus and the path I was starting to discover is now in another direction. I don't feel right at the begining like the firts time, but I don't wanna be there. I've started to not hang out…Continue
I pretty much knew last night that I wouldn't feel well enough to go to work today and that was the case. This morning I get up at my normal time and tried to help get everyone ready, but Dave sent me back to bed. At first I had trouble falling back to sleep, so I was quite surprised when I woke up and it was already 11:30 a.m. I haven't slept that late for a long time.…Continue
This is day five.
This past two days I gave time: yesterday I made dinner for mom and today I invited some friends that I haven't hang out with in a while. the thing is that they are the one that allways call me, and this time I was tthe one. It felt good.
I'm still working and figuring out some stuff right now, trying not to get distracted easily -that's a little complicated for me- and I guess I'm starting to distribute my time better. These days have been…Continue
I made to my neighboor some traditional Brazilian chocolate fudge sweets called "Brigadeiros" and 2 origami bookmarks.
Last month was her birthday and I wasn't sure which day it was. So on saturday, I went to her house and gave the gift to her husband. She was resting...
After that, we didn't see each other, but I felt good because I know that she would like it!…Continue
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Today, I made and prepared a gift but I did not get to deliver it. Sad face! Let me explain.
This morning, as I was getting ready for school, I still didn't know what to do for my gift. But I knew that I wanted to do something love-slash-Valentine's-Day themed so I grabbed my three special pink heart-shaped post-its and stuffed them in my purse, hoping that I would figure out a way to use them sometime…
So I have been very bad about letting you know what I am doing, so it is better to show you... I began with doing a year and a day of Mythical art... back in September. Here is the collection of art that I have created, and painted on people, and chalked on the street... these are my gifts to people over the past 3 months...
I finished reading 29 Gifts a few days ago and have been mulling over when to start the giving challenge. I discussed the book with friends on Saturday night and we talked about some point in the future when we may do the challenge. On Sunday morning I just felt it had to be NOW! I wanted to give mindfully. I am a very generous person and give often to others without expecting anything in return, but I don't dwell on what I am doing. I want to. I want to feel it more. I decided to…Continue
Sigh. Oh yes, I like to sigh. Wherever I am - Wherever I go. So, my spectacular day started with a look out of my window. Of course, the rain and the wind like me and follow me day and night. But, because I am such a sparkling, positive personality, my morning smile didn't let me wait. I love every day. And I smile for every single day. Even for this rainy, cloudy monsterday :D I ate my breakfast, cleaned myself from the signs of yesterday and brought my natural shining to live! No rain…Continue
I'm only a few hours into the 29 day venture and excited about the experiment. I've been back from Mexico for four months with an arsenal of awesome recipes from a cooking class I took there last winter. When I returned, I promised two friends I'd treat them to my…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."
I just finished a year and a day of mythical poetry... 365 poems in 366 days... it was wonderful. Every poem was a gift to the world, the universe. Some I posted here. I wanted to share that there were many side effects from doing this. During the first 100 days... I didn't have a single migraine!!! That was a really big deal for me. A lot like Cami's story, focusing on something took away attention to the…Continue