Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
a pop-top can of fruit or fruit cocktail
a pop-top can of Vienna sausage
a small can of juice
a package of cheese and crackers, or peanut butter and crackers
a napkin and plastic fork
a moist towelette
one all-day bus pass
change for a local phone call
a card with community contact phone numbers (crisis clinic, food bank, salvation army)
a coupon for a free shower at the local YMCA
Create and carry a few of these bags in your car and the next time you come to a stop light with a homeless person holding a sign................ you will have something wonderful to share and bring hope to those in need without having to be concerned that you will give them money that could be used for something you do not want to support.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Click on the picture for more information about this group and to the questions they ask below...
just say yes to one.
Can you can knit, or crochet and make something to donate?
Can you can blog about this to spread the word?
Can you can place our badge on your blog or website to spread the news?
Can you can tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your co-workers about it?
Does someone in your circle knit, crochet, have yarn they no longer use, blog, have a website?
Can you donate socks? Which are always a needed item...nothing worse than cold wet feet.
Can you can collect little soaps, lotions, shampoo etc? Start saving all those samples at hotels when you travel (either for business or pleasure).
Can you put out a box to collect things at work?
Can you place a notice in your school's newsletter, your church's bulletin?
Do you have an old, no longer being used backpack you could fill with warm clothing, or instant food?
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
Walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you need a helping hand,
You'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands,
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carried, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman with passing years-only grows!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
If you go here you will find six different organizations that you can click on and they will make a donation.
Go here to say Thank You for those who are serving in the military.
These take such little time and can make a huge difference. Just add them to your favorite site and make a habit of daily clicking for giving.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
GULP....find me guilty but I will try to do better.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Since we eat out frequently, I bet you can guess that we are warmly welcomed and in return we receive excellent service but even more important many of them have become friends.
Tip? Don't forget to leave one and be generous!
Friday, May 8, 2009
The other night I went to my support group and remember I told you that there are a lot of older women? Well, there is this one lady and she is so sweet and I told her "you are really beautiful" and Mom.........she started to cry. I asked what was wrong and she said "that is something I don't hear very often anymore".
Maybe we could each speak a (not so often word of encouragement) into someones life......
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
We got up and joined them and I told them they were an inspiration!
Indeed they were........Never turn down and opportunity to dance.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
edited from wikiHOW
1. Be happy. Before you can be kind to others you have to be kind to yourself.
2. Avoid gossiping/spreading rumors about other people.
3. Be a good listener. When talking to someone try to listen until they are done.
4. Compliment people.
5. Be yourself.
6. Start each day with a plan. Be happy by making others happy.
7. Offer to pet sit, when you know a friend is going on vacation. If you know a neighbor is sick, ask them if they need groceries, when you go food shopping.
8. Stop and talk to someone who is lonely, share a cup of coffee and pick up the bill.
9. Whatever you say, whenever you say it, do so in a calm, polite voice that is respectful to the other side.
10. Help, even if you aren't asked. You should look around to see if someone needs help and help them without prompting.
11. Make it a hobby to try every once in a while to volunteer somewhere or do something nice for other people.
12. Don't try to take credit when you're nice. There is a lot of satisfaction in watching someone do something because you've helped him when he doesn't know he's been helped.
Feel free to add more "Steps To Kindness" in the comments or share an event of kindness in your life.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Money or help given to aid the needy; an organization fund, or institution whose purpose is to aid those in need.
My translation.......someone who cares
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
~Bob Hope (Thanks for the memories)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Changes, I love this idea! As our small town has grown and become crowded with busy people the heart has gone out of it. I no longer feel the same way about Prescott..I wouldn't tell this, but since the idea is to tell..when I was at the Dr.s office the other day a woman came in, sent to my specialist by some other Dr. She was obviously stressed and needed to see him soon because she was from out of town and was also responsible for another person who was having a CT scan somewhere else. The office girls were indifferent to her plight and said she'd have to wait an hour. The waiting room was jam packed and I watched her find a chair, obviously fighting off tears. Her shoulders were slumped..her feet were swollen.. She was stressed to the point of breaking.I went up to the window and offered to give her my appointment and come back in an hour to take the slot they'd allotted for her. They argued, I persisted..finally they agreed to..just.. slot her right in.I've felt good about that ever since:)
November 23, 2008 11:32 AM
Friday, April 17, 2009
Please use the subject "Strings" in your emails to me and include your first name for the contributors list.
The purpose of this site is to encourage each other to be kind to others, as well as to ourselves.
Anyone can join and share whatever may be encouraging.....a tip, information, experience, story, poem, quote or picture.
Click "Join" on the sidebar and you are on your way to helping make a difference!