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‘Tis the Season to Send Out Love

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‘Tis the SEASON OF LOVE and LIGHTS!

I awoke before dawn this morning as I often do and as I rose from my warm bed after gently kissing my sleeping husband next to me, I padded down the hall, kitten tumbling along by my side, to visit both my children’s sleeping forms to plant a kiss on their foreheads ~ so very grateful, especially today, to have them home, safe, healthy and hopefully dreaming of sugar plums in their heads.  Don’t you feel it’s the little things that count so much this Sunday morning?

Before bed last night, I came upon a beautiful post http://robincoyle.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/want-to-send-a-card-to-sandy-hook-elementary-school/  which I simply have to share…as it gave such a simple, yet wonderful idea that I am reblogging it.   Yesterday I asked you to Send Out Love, breathing in and out Love to All…https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/in-loving-tribute/ and now today, I will ask you again for a few moments of your time.

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I received so many loving cards in the mail from my school community and my students (I taught 8th grade at the time).  Their heartfelt notes and caring words helped me as I began the difficult process of healing by soothing my mind, heart and soul with the prayers and healing thoughts that I received.  Now 10 years later, I still remember the powerful healing effect their cards had on me ~ and I am ever grateful for the powerful loving light which surrounds me even today.  This is probably why, when I was introduced to SendOutCards, I instinctively understood the power of a heartfelt message in a card.

I feel like I’ve been given the biggest Christmas gift and I want to share it with you…please take a moment, click on my link below and follow the easy instructions to make a free card to send to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  If you send out love to them, I will pay for the card and postage.  You only need 10 minutes and a computer.  You can be anywhere in the world ~ it matters not ~ so please don’t feel that you need to be in the US to participate ~ and you can do it at any time!   Up at 3am because you can’t sleep?  Hop on your computer!  The instructions are in English, Spanish and French!  Just watch the quick video in the language of your choice and then click SEND A FREE CARD ~ and voila ~ you’re on your way to sending the card of your choice, writing your message and having it sent for you!

Imagine the healing power of your words ~ imagine if we as a blogging community could SEND OUT LOVE and healing thoughts and prayers to those who are hurting ~ especially during this holiday season…imagine the ripple effect across the world…one baby step at a time…imagine what we accomplish when we connect with others ~ one light at a time!

So please, click below on my website…it’s my gift…take a moment to send a free card on me.

Together we Light up the Darkness…

Shine On!

xo

Send a Free Card on ME!

The school’s address is:

Sandy Hook Elementary School

12 Dickenson Drive

Newtown, CT   06482

Inspired…by your photo…let’s make gifts!

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Get your free account today ~ and make someone smile with a gift you easily make yourself!

http://www.sendoutcards.com/126830

Shine On!

xo

Let it Snow…on WordPress!

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Have you seen the SNOW lately?  Would you like to know how?  Well, look no further my friends, Kathy over at ShareChair will tell you!  You can find it here!

How to Add Snow to your WordPress Blog.

And of course, I have to add a bit of Misifusa to the post….

so please join Dean Martin, Bambi, Thumper and some SNOW!

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

xo

Christmas All Year Long…

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Christmas is a little bit of home that we hold in our hearts

Have you noticed that a few blogs have snow gently falling?  How cool is that?  Thanks WordPress as the virtual snow just raised my spirits up a notch!  My heartfelt thanks to my blogger friend David at http://davidkanigan.com/  for kindly letting me in on the way to make it snow!  FYI:  You should stop by and see him as well ~ he’s a master of cool stuff!

I love snow, don’t you?  Watching it gently fall outside while I”m cozy and nestled warmly inside?  Ahh…it’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas…and it feels so good!  Now if the Jersey weather would just be less tropical, I’d be happy!  I know, I know, there’s time for cold ~ I agree…but a nip in the air would make it feel more like Christmas!

Lucky for me, I found this card last night when I was working and when I found this one, I knew that I had to use it for my inspiration.  You see, for me, it brings up the possibility that if we were to keep that little bit of home in our hearts all year long, we could make the Christmas Spirit last all year long…how wonderful would that be?  Can you imagine it?  Wouldn’t you like it?  A bit of holiday spirit everyday?!

Imagine a Baker’s Dozen of Warm, Gooey Ways Our Lives Would Change

When We Keep the Christmas Spirit in Our Hearts for 12 Months

1.  We feel the love and generosity in the air all year long.

2.  Everyone stays on their best behavior so that Santa and his Elves don’t put them on the Naughty List!

3.  More people are singing and smiling everyday!

4.  The Season of Giving and of World Peace is an everyday occurrence.

5.  Gratefulness is a daily sentiment ~ instead of tipping only at Christmas!

6.  Happy memories with family and friends occur more often!

7.  Reminiscing about those who have passed keeps their memories alive.

8.  A lightness in heart keeps people huggable.

9.  We sit down and enjoy our meals ~ with our families and friends!

10.  We send cards filled with loving words and pictures of our families and connect more often!

11.  I Believe is a sentiment heard more often than not!

12.  We enjoy the twinkling of lights and take time to contemplate their beauty.

13.  We embrace The Presents of Presence each and everyday!

Join me…let’s keep the Holiday Spirit glowing!

Keep Twinkling and Shine On!

xo

In my search for a good  follow up to yesterday’s post, I checked out the newest cards to find one as my inspiration.  You may not know that most of the images that I feature in my blog are actual cards from my business which I use to springboard my blog post ~ hopefully bringing to you, a bit of inspiration.  If the picture/card is not from the card catalog, then it’s one that I made in about 5 minutes from my own photo and the templates/elements of the free system.  If you want to try it for yourself, you can click below…

http://www.rememberchristmas.com/deanery

Oh my Deer ~ December 1st!

Hello Everyone!  Happy December First!  You know what you need to do now, right?  Say “Rabbit, Rabbit, White Rabbit White Rabbit!”   If you are scratching your head and wondering what in the world I’m talking about ~ see my post on this monthly family ritual!  https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/rabbit-rabbit/

But that’s not the only reason so sound the alarm for December 1st!  It’s also time to think of your holiday cards and gifts!  I know, I may sound like a commercial, but because SendOutCards does not advertise, you can only hear about it via word of mouth ~ from one system lover to another!  So that’s why I write about it!  I love this company so much for what it stands for, for how easy it is to use, for how inexpensive it is to send a card, a gift and to make something special with my own pictures, videos and logos…you only pay for what you use ~ and it brings a priceless smile to everyone!

I was playing the photostore the other day, making ornaments for friends/family, working on a 2013 family calendar (shh…it’s a secret!) and even trying my hand at making playing cards for our family with our years’ pictures on the cards!  But that’s all for another day…

Today, I give you a little present…check out our webinars for SendOutCards…they are free, informative and let them know that I sent you!

Make your holiday cards and gifts special!

Shine On!

xo

Click here to see SendOutCards Christmas Webinars!

Cyber Monday ~ Holiday Cards!

It’s not just on Cyber Monday, but ALL YEAR LONG!

Click below to see what you can do!

Christmas cards!

Thank your peeps!

Tongue-tied?  Not sure who in the world you could send a card to ~ let alone 30 people?  Is that all that’s holding you back?  Well, I’ve made up a little list below to see if I can help you out.  You see, there are tons of people in your world who make your life easier, some of whom you don’t even think to thank for what they do!  Or perhaps you don’t know how to thank them?  Or you feel silly thanking them?

Honestly, wouldn’t your heart fill up and a big smile highlight your happy face if someone thanked you for what you do?  Well, guess what ~ when you thank someone else, your heart gets filled up too!  Talk about a real Win-Win situation!  Giving and getting back at the same time ~ spreading sunshine and feeling good ~ PRICELESS!

So for less than the price of your cup of daily coffee for a month, how about venturing out into the gratitude movement to take 5 minutes a day to choose a card, write a note and click SEND ~ SendOutCards will do the rest for you!  And you’ll be making a difference in many lives with just one click!

Give it a try today…I guarantee it will change your life!

It’s changed mine ~ for the better!

Join the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge!

xo

Here are a few people whom you might want to send a real card to in order to thank them!

Your close family.  Your spouse.  Your children.  Your parents.  Your brothers and sisters.  Your grandparents.  Your friends/best friend/frenemies.  Long lost relatives.  Long lost relationships.   Cousins.   Your aunts and uncles.  Your in-laws.  Your spouse’s relatives.  Old relatives who are alone. Someone in a nursing home/assisted living.  College roommates.  Childhood friends and neighbors.  Your dentist.  Your hair-dresser.  Your nail salon/barber/spa employee.  Someone in the military.  Your doctor/nurse.  Your work friends/boss.  Your auto-mechanic.  Your food delivery ~ pizza to your home.  Your travel agent.  Your neighbors.  Your coach or your child’s coach/dance teacher/piano teacher, school teacher etc.  Your real estate agent.  Your tax/accountant.  Your favorite bank teller.  Your newspaper deliverer.  Your lawn service.  Your favorite coffee barrister.  Your favorite restaurant.  Your florist.  Your pet’s vet.  Those who would do you a favor today.  Those who would bail you out of jail.  🙂  The person who has given you good advice.  The best teacher you know.  The most optimistic person you know.  The person who needs a caring note.  The person who needs to hear from you most!

The list can go on and on…just think about it! 

Our lives are filled with people for whom we are grateful!

Can you think of more people to add to the list?

Tell me please!

xo

Gratitude Made Easy…

Gratitude is a habit and like many habits, it takes time to develop.  Being thankful for all things in our lives and all people in our lives can sometimes be a challenge ~ especially when Mother Nature wallops you with unforeseen, epic storms.

However, it’s sometimes when life is darkest that you can find gratitude in the most minute things that can increase your life’s abundance exponentially.  I gave out the 30 day Gratitude Challenge yesterday and I thought I’d follow up today with some suggestions.  I know that before I took the challenge myself, I floundered at the thought of 30 different people to thank, but as I went along, every morning, I popped out of bed excited to find my next person to thank ~ and magically they were delivered to me!

Here, you will find my first gratitude card that I began earlier this year.  gratitude-day-1    I did the gratitude challenge which morphed into something bigger as time went on for me.  It changed me just like the death of my Dad did.  Perhaps that’s why I’ve reached out to my cousins and found peace.

Life is short…don’t live with regrets…now’s the time to say how you feel…enjoy the beauty in the written word.  It doesn’t have to be fancy nor cost a lot…it just has to come from the heart!

Hugs to you!

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xo

7 Things About Me!

Thank you so much for the award!  I am so excited and grateful that you read my blog! 🙂

So, as a rule follower (and breaker!)….

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Thank you to magnoliabeginnings.org  for the 7 Things About Me Award.  As I told her earlier, I am so honored.  I love that we’ve connected!   I highly recommend her blog ~ please stop by to check it out!   She is awesome!  We just recently met and what made me love following her was her title:

Magnolia Beginnings: 

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…

not going all the way, and not starting.” Buddha.

2.  Share seven things about you.

  1. I’m a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Teacher, Blogger and Friend.
  2. I love connecting with people (can’t you tell?)
  3. I adore reaching out to others via greeting cards because I think it’s important to show appreciation to others.
  4. I’ve had 7 surgeries so far in the last 10 years and I’m scheduled for my next one at the end of this month!
  5. I enjoy playing tennis.
  6. I used to live in Spain.
  7. If I could, I would go out to eat every night of the week!

3.  Nominate other bloggers you think deserve the award and post on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated.

In no particular order:

I would like to nominate:  autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com
As a Mom of two amazing sons, Kimberlee writes of the beauty and struggles of raising sons with autism.  Her recently written & produced play, “Raising Autism” will pull at your heartstrings ~ Kimberlee juggles many hats while continuing to proactively raise money for POAC, finding joy in her children’s triumphs & supporting others all while writing her amazing blog!  She was the first blogger I ever followed…even if autism isn’t a part of your life, you’ll find love, chocolate, wine and friendship with Kimberlee.
I would like to nominate:  help-me-rhonda.com
Rhonda’s photographs, funny posts and great outlook on life will keep you smiling from ear to ear!  You’ll especially love her bits of #2 in the potty world posts ~ you may even P your pants in laughter!  She’s keep you on your toes ~ reminding you gently to use your common sense ~ so make sure you follow her!
I would like to nominate:  memorybearsbybonnie.wordpress.com
Bonnie’s history in hospice makes her the ideal person to make memory bears for your loved ones.  Her gentle, caring ways are evident in her posts and by the bears that she so cleverly makes with love.  Check out her site ~ it’s a keeper!
I would like to nominate:  writingstraight.com
Holly Michael is a Christian writer and author who wants to connect everyone to inspire and share our lives and writings.  She has many categories to choose to read from and enjoy!  Take a moment and follow her crooked lines and connect the dots!  You will enjoy every moment!
Please stop by the above treasures and enjoy them as much as I do! 
Surely you will be adding them to your list to follow!
Thank you again Magnolia Beginnings ~ I am so grateful!
xo