Category Archives: Giving

“You’ve Got This” Healthline Videos to Support MS Patients

Healthline just launched a video campaign for MS called “You’ve Got This” where individuals living with MS can record a short video to give hope and inspiration those recently diagnosed with MS.

You can visit the homepage and check out videos from the campaign here: http://www.healthline.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/youve-got-this

Healthline will be donating $10 for every submitted campaign to the National MS Society, so the more exposure the campaign gets, the more the videos Healthline will receive, and that is all the more Healthline can donate to MS research, support groups, treatment programs, and more.

Perhaps you could help spread the word about this by sharing the “You’ve Got This” information and link with friends and followers of your own blogs or include the campaign as a resource on your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites you use.

Thank you!

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One Lovely Blog Award!

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I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you to Fae, FaesTwistandTango.wordpress.com, for nominating me. I love to read Fae’s blog and you probably will too. 

AWARD CRITERIA

To receive this award, the blogger must share the following with their readers:

  1. Thank the person who honored them with this award and post their links;
  2. Nominate 15 other blogs for this honor; and
  3. Tell readers seven things about themselves.

SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME!

1. When I was a teenager and into college, I worked on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. My job started out as Writer’s Assistant and after many years transitioned into production staff. It was a fun job, but I quit to move to Denver, Colorado… to follow a boy.

2. Cher used to babysit me and my sister when we were little girls so my parents could go on “date night.” One evening Cher brought over her new Cher Doll which was like a Barbie. My sister split the legs of my doll until one broke off. Cher gave me a new one at the studio a few days later. I’m now missing the new doll, but recently found the original broken leg. Yes, I have apparently had the broken gam for 40 years, but I am not a pack-rat.

3. I collect decorative eggs and trinket boxes. When I have a little treasure and don’t know where to put it, I stash it in one of the gazillion trinket boxes I have. One lady’s junk is another lady’s treasure.

4. The smell and feel of books is comforting. I am an avid book collector and refuse to transition to an e-reader.

5. Antiques Roadshow was in Denver one year. I took an old, hand-decorated trinket box to have it appraised. It came from India from my mom’s aunt who worked for the State Department in the 1940s until the early 1970s. I was so sure it was going to have a high dollar value. This little box is just a gorgeous, fabulous piece of history. Or so I thought. The appraiser said, “Hello dear. This is certainly beautiful. However, some things carry a sentimental value. This is a hand-made, decoupage box from the U.S. It is worth plenty in your heart.” WHAT!!?? I waited five hours in line to find out my grandma’s friend had made the box in a craft class back in Ohio in 1955. Shhhh, don’t tell. Everyone else thinks it’s worth a mint!

6. I took the MENSA test once. About 20 years ago. Passed. Received my membership card. Oddly, it expired. So I took the test again recently and I failed. No card arrived in the mail. I thought we got smarter with age. What does that mean exactly?

7. My mantra is LIFE IS SHORT. LIVE IT AND LOVE IT. The age of Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years. I maybe have 80-100 good years of life which translates to less than a microsecond compared to the age of Earth. Most of my time is spent only doing things I enjoy. My dad died young. In his lengthy illness he instilled in me some strong belief that whilst we need to be responsible humans, we need to live our short lives to the fullest enjoyment possible because you never know what tomorrow brings. He encouraged me to let my soul, let my heart, guide me. Connection to the Mother Earth will be strengthened. In the end, that is what will make me rest peacefully. That was ten years ago and that is exactly how I live today and I always have a good day.

AWARD NOMINEES

Here are my nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award,

Adventures in Life, Health & Fitness http://4mylifefitness.wordpress.com/

The Berlin Lunchbox http://berlinlunchbox.wordpress.com/

Maggie’s One Butt Kitchen http://maggiesonebuttkitchen.wordpress.com/about/

The Occasional Traveller http://theoccasionaltraveller.com/where-i-have-been/

The Best Travel Photos http://besttravelphotos.wordpress.com/

The Vegan Weight Watcher  http://theveganweightwatcher.wordpress.com/

Wayward Traveller  http://waywardtraveller.com/

My Funny Eye     http://myfunnyeye.blogspot.com/

The Snot Rocket  http://drevets.com/the-snot-rocket/

KC Leighton   http://kcleighton.com/

A Little Yoga, A Little Health, A Lotta Love  http://alittleyoga.wordpress.com/

Daily Cup of Yoga  http://dailycupofyoga.com/

Best Hikes  http://besthike.wordpress.com/

California Canoe and Kayak  http://calkayak.wordpress.com/

Joe Round Britain http://joeroundbritain.wordpress.com/

Channel Islands Outfitters  http://channelislandsoutfitters.wordpress.com/

LOVE THEM ALL!

Clean Drinking Water – Rachel Beckwith

Altruism.

A beautiful child born with such a selfless nature. Born to love, share, and give. The young lady is inspirational. Her parents should be praised and respected for raising such a compassionate, lovely, benevolent child.

 

It’s bewildering how our universe, our mother nature, god, superior forces work. This single human being, this one child’s life, changed so many other people’s lives, other children’s lives.

The people around the world who donated money simply astound me. It restores my belief that people are inherently kind and maybe we just forget about our fellow man sometimes because we get wrapped up in our own lives. We look down at the pavement too much, for too long, in our concrete jungles. Maybe we should be looking around and making eye contact with each other. Smiling instead of scowling. Giving a wave instead of giving the finger. Looking around and holding the door instead of allowing it to swing closed on the next person. I don’t know. But following the lead of this nine year old seems like a good place to start.