Yesterday's gift was for a friend who I decided to send flowers and attend her first party for as a new entrepreuner. She decided that she wants to try something new so I decided to send her flowers to tell I was thinking about her and wishing her good luck! Then I went to her party and bought some items. It was very fun, I am excited for her so my gift was fun items and wishes for good luck!
This morning my intention was to make my mom feel good for her birthday! I cut my morning work out short so I could go to the 24 hour grocery store bought her a balloon, card and flowers. Took the gifts to her on my way to work and sang her Happy Birthday on the phone! This has become somewhat ritual so I felt I needed to do another give and there was someone in line behind me at the TB test clinic at work mentioning that she hoped it would not take long to get through the line so I gave her…Continue
Today my friend who is going through cancer treatment at work needed a muffin and coffee and when I heard that she said are you going that way to get it (I wasn't but what a great opportunity for a great give) so I said yes and she was very grateful. I was happy that she was able to store up some very precious energy that she needs and will enjoy breakfast. I was given a great give this morning. My coach for work sent me a great Tony Robbins You tube link ( I am a HUGE fan) and it was all…Continue
Yesterday I read a wonderful inspiring blog here and it made me think of a great gift! I wrote a thank you to a childhood family that made a huge difference in my life. They took me in as their own and it was a gift to me in my life. I took my daughter to a few stores that she wanted to go to and honestly it was intended to be my give to her but it felt just as amazing to me too. My husband and I had a wondeful time of working and playing together. Today I continued my morning meditation and…Continue
This morning I got up and changed my routine and decided to meditate and do yoga instead of my fast pace get the world started that I usually do. I keep talking about wanting to meditate and do yoga but I just talk. My intention and gift to me is to schedule it in daily. This gift I give my self I feel will multiply into compassion, patience and better giving. I need to slow my mind and get rid of some of the chatter and I believe that will free up my mind from anxiety and worry and in turn…Continue
Today's give was fun and recylable! I fininshed reading two magazines so I decided to give them to two different friends. One friend never read the magazine I gave her so she seemed very appreciative. Yesterday I was feeling very funky but today is a better day! I listened to a wonderful interview about living in the moment and it was a great way to ride to work. Looking forward to more good give ideas coming to my heart...
Glad I am back blogging. I miss when I do not put in writing what I have done! Yesterday I sent two birthday cards to friends that I have not seen in a while and while in line at Walmart I noticed a person in front of me that had items in their cart that I had coupons for so I gave them to him. This was a fun give! I am looking forward to today and what the day may bring. I am feeling out of sorts and know that if I concentrate on giving it will help me pull out of the funk that I am…Continue
This week I have decided to give the gift of rest to myself... This gift to me hopefully will help me t continue my gifts to others even better. I am not good at resting. I wish I was. I have a lot of energy that I feel very blessed about but need to channel more appropriatley. I am looking forward to the new year my mottos will be slow down and make a difference. I am excited by these two opportunities!!!
My Friday gift was for my daughter taking her both ways to see a friend play soccer. Saturday I threw a small decorating party for her and her friends. I made them yummy treats and let them decorate the inside and the outside of the house! She and her friends are 15 and 16 years old. It was a gift to me to see them having so much fun! We went out for our anniversary dinner with my daughter and her best friend and had a wonderful night of yummy food and great time together. A gift for us…Continue
Yesterday I donated to our food bank drive that made me smile. I have been giving small gifts all week but have not recorded them. Looking forward to getting back in the groove! Still enjoying the season of gratefullness!!! Which is really daily but more prounounced during Thanksgiving Month!!!
Today I called a friend to let her know that I am thinking about her since she is having surgury today. I told her that I was sending her lots of love and prayers. My gift to me today is to slowwww downnn! I am blessed with wonderful energy but I find I race around like I am going to miss something and by the end of the day I do not have much left for the greatest gifts of my life which is my family. Energy conservation is going to be a goal of mine!
Fun weekend! This weekend my daughter and I went to a popular store where they sell lots of make-up to buy her something she needed. While in line I realized that I had an extra coupon so I gave it to the lady in front of me in line! SHe was able to use it! I was thrilled it was for 20% off her total purchase! This was such a good give to me because my daughter got to witness it which makes me happy, I am of the thought it is better to lead by example then talk about it if you have the…Continue
Today I decided to write to a residents family member to let them know I was thinking about their mom who passsed away because today would have been her birthday! I told them that I was thinking about her and how grateful and what an honor it was to have called her my friend! Marion was a special lady and it makes me smile to think of her! Working in an assisted living has been a gift because of all the amazing people I get to meet and hear their stories and learn from them.Will keep my eyes…Continue
This morning I decided to email my daughters science teacher from last year to thank her for helping my daughter in science this year! I told her what a great gift she was to my daughter and I to be so kind and thoughtful to help her this year even though she does not have her in class. I believe that teachers are some of the most improtant people in the world. Their influence can make or break a student for a lifetime. I believe it is so important to celebrate and acknowledge the ones that…Continue
Today I decided to send a card to the woman who retired from the position I am in from my work. I thanked her for being so kind and patient with me when she was here and told her I was grateful I got to know her. I also sent a message to a friend to remind her how beautiful she is inside and out! She is with family that is not always so nice to her!
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday!! It is about being grateful no presents and limited pressure! Its about food family and friends which are some of my favorite things! I decided that this month my giving will be about being grateful! I am going to strive to express gratitude in many ways throughout the month!!! Today I sent a message to a friend telling her how grateful I am for her friendship! She is a gift to me!!! The day is young I will continue to seek grateful opportunities!!…Continue
This morning at the YMCA I brought two cards to friends a birthday card to one and a sympathy card to another. Today I am feeling kind of Blahhhh! Had a wonderful time with family yesterday until my daughter came to kiss me goodnight crying how stressed she felt. I listened carefully and then gave her a big hug and reminded her to stop saying how stressed she was over and over again and helped her reframe her thinking the gift to me was she was better in the morning! I decided to stay up…Continue
This morning I treated one of my best friends to breakfast at home town morning spot! Very fun! It felt good to pay the bill and most of all spend time with a friend. I also donated to a fundraiser for a distant cousin at her school and last but not least I took a pin that I have that I do not wear and gave it to a friend who is having surgury soon. The pin is an angel and she has been an angel to me so I felt it was very fitting. I pray for her and I will take all the prayers I can get for…Continue
Last night I sent a text to my daughter that said "Success is never final Failure is never fatal Courage is what counts Sir Winston Churchill. She is 15 and loves quotes she was thankful for the quote and stated she really needed to hear that! That is a gift to me! Today I gave money for a raffle to benefit Breast Cancer Research and I won a gift card! It totally made me smile! Looking forward to other opportunities...
Today I was able to bring a coworker some coffee when she needed it and I believe it made her smile... A resident was having problems with her phone since I try not to ever take the approach "it is not my job" I went and helped her and between me a friend of hers and the phone company we made it work!! This morning before I left for work I made my daughter pumpkin bread and she loved it! That is a gift to me because I love when something I do makes her happy! I am learning that I have no…Continue