Be Thankful

The best way to be

when things are troubling me,

is to take the focus off myself

and think about someone else.

Know how fortunate I am

with a home, and friends and fam,

and those who love and care for me

and many gifts I know and see.

With all this wealth

and with good health,

I hope that others

will live like brothers

and share the good

as much as we should.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Things in Human Life Are Important. The First Is to Be Kind. The Second Is to Be Kind. And the Third Is to Be Kind – Henry James | TheSeeds4Life.com

Source: Three Things in Human Life Are Important. The First Is to Be Kind. The Second Is to Be Kind. And the Third Is to Be Kind – Henry James | TheSeeds4Life.com

Bride is Walked Down the Aisle by the Man who Received her Murdered Father’s Donated Heart

Jeni Stepien’s father Michael was shot and killed during a robbery in Swissvale, Pennsylvania in 2006. His family donated his organs and his heart was given to Arthur Thomas, who was on ̶…

Source: Bride is Walked Down the Aisle by the Man who Received her Murdered Father’s Donated Heart

Being Kind can be Tough. 10 Great Quotes to Help you Master the art of Kindness – By Elena Verigo

(1) Every act of kindness benefits the giver, as well as the receiver. ~ Katrina Mayer There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that will make you as happy as one act of kindness toward someone else w…

Source: Being Kind can be Tough. 10 Great Quotes to Help you Master the art of Kindness – By Elena Verigo

AARP launches 25 Days 25 Ways to Give

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25 Days 25 Ways to Give

To Post or Repost??? 📌

imageWhen I started this blog, I thought I would post more and repost less but that has not been the case. Some of the blogs I follow have wonderful stories of good news and I thank all of you whose content I have shared.

My goal is to take more initiative, to create more, to share myself, and to inspire others.

Stay tuned ….

Share a Caregiving Story

Millions of people provide care for family members and loved ones. Inspire others by sharing your story at http://caregiverkindness.aarp.org/?cmp=RDRCT-CRGVKNS_SEPT16_015

Seeing Color

My wonderful niece makes good news with a special act of kindness.

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/special-glasses-help-st-pete-man-see-color-for-first-time-20150726/#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/

Today’s Wisdom

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National Volunteer Week DAY 3

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National Volunteer Week DAY 2

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Make the Effort to Say Something Nie

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You can do this in your community.

Millions of people spend holidays alone. A little bit of your time makes a big difference to them.

To find out how you can help, go to www.holidayproject.info

Can I Help?

P1110266I received this email in the morning of the snowiest day of the year.

“I have lived in the neighborhood for 10 years and know practically no one. I am embarrassed to say that I have no contact with anyone who might be in need of assistance especially in view of the weather for the next several days. However, the one thing I can do is cook. I live alone, but I have raised my children and grandchildren and am not intimidated by large numbers of hungry folks. I have already started cooking. I will have chicken, some roasted or chicken stew (with peas and carrots), and either meatloaf or spaghetti, and the vegetables I have on hand: sweet potatoes, mashed white potatoes, rice broccoli, squash and cabbage. I actually love to cook. If I can feed meals for 25 neighbors enough for 2 days, I would consider it a privilege.

PS: I am deliberately cooking with reduced sodium but not absent of flavor. I realize that there are people with diet restrictions (or cautions) and am willing to accommodate in any way that I can.

I appreciate the opportunity to get to know about my neighbors who, for any reason, could use my help.

This is on my Bucket List

http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/blog/my-65th-birthday-i-became-international-volunteer

Don’t Wait!

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99-Year-Old Woman Sews Her 1,000th Dress For Little Girls in Africa – The Good News Network

99-Year-Old Woman Sews Her 1,000th Dress For Little Girls in Africa – The Good News Network.

Registration is now open for the disAbility Resource Center’s Walk and Roll Fredericksburg.

Walk or Roll (bike, wheelchair, scooter, stroller, etc.) around Fredericksburg’s Heritage Trail on April 19, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. beginning in the Quarels Petroleum parking lot at 1701 Fall Hill Avenue.

Join with your family, create a team or walk with dRC staff and raise funds for the dRC’s Equipment Connection, a free community medical equipment reuse program.

Link to the registration form and pledge letter on the dRC website, http://www.cildrc.org

For more information, contact Tennie Gratz at tgratz@cildrc.org or 540-373-2559.

Tooting my Horn

Fredericksburg Parent wrote a great article — “Mentoring Relationships are Changing Lives” — about Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters and the relationship I have with Chima, the young man I have been mentoring for more than seven years.

Hoping that clicking the link below will go to it …

http://www.fredericksburgparent.net/read/community/3078-big-brothers-big-sisters-mentoring-relationships-are-changing-lives?hitcount=0

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It’s always a good day to do something nice.

This afternoon, two friends and I went to visit someone we know who has been in a rehabilitation facility for a couple of weeks. We made the time to do it, brought a card and a little gift and spent about half an hour with her. Did we want to go? No. Did we have lots of other things we needed to do? Yes. Did we even know what we would say? Not really. And did we all feel great afterwards? YES!!! Sometimes, it is the little things that make the biggest difference.

Be a Mentor

imageThanks to everyone who supported us today. Our team raised more than $500 in support of Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you have ever thought about being a mentor to a child, just do it!

In Progress

I started this blog many months ago and then did absolutely nothing on it. The other day, got an email telling me I had a follower (my first) so I thought … perhaps I should give this new follower something to follow! So I am in the learning stage. Stay tuned. As soon as I figure out how to display my categories, I will start posting content.