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Daily Prompt: “Think Global and Act Local”

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The reason why the Universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself;

it gives life to others as it transforms. -Lao Tzu

Today’s daily prompt:  “Think global, act local.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one resonated with me and when I went searching for an image from my SendOutCards greeting card catalog, I knew I had to share!

With today’s daily prompt, I challenge you during the month of February to practice gratefulness for 30 days.  As an 11 year breast cancer survivor, I’ve learned that the key to enduring life’s journey is simple ~  LOVE and GRATITUDE.

World peace is possible by taking small steps ~ and it begins with you and me. 

Imagine for a moment going to your mailbox  ~  you rummage through the junk mail, the bills, the newspapers, etc.  As you quickly peruse the pile, you see an envelope which isn’t a bill, isn’t junk mail and you’re curious.  This is the envelope you open first, isn’t it?  This envelope is an unexpected card from me ~ telling you how wonderful you are and how grateful I am for you in my life.  I  don’t know many of you personally, but as a blogging community we’ve bonded in a most unusual way.  The positivity that flows so effortlessly makes it easy for me to send you this real paper card to tell you how happy I am that we’ve connected and how much I enjoy reading your blog.

How do you feel?

Appreciated! Happy!  Special! Loved! Grateful! 

And you are smiling…because someone thought of YOU today, took the time to tell YOU

how special YOU are and didn’t ask for anything in return. 

That feeling is PRICELESS!

And the greeting card cost only $1 plus postage!

And there’s even financial freedom ~ SendOutCards gives residual income as you think globally by sending cards to everyone all over the world ~ in different languages and act locally by increasing happiness in your world because you are sending a heartfelt message in the card.  You even increase global economy by sending a beautiful card which you do from anywhere in the world, 24/7 via your computer or your phone.  How simple is that?

Sharing GRATITUDE and LOVE increases the good in your life.

Simply click onto GRATITUDE  and get a FREE ACCOUNT!

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We all deserve a lifetime filled with appreciation, health, happiness,

self-worth,  love and gratitude.

Shine On!

xo

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Angelic Wings Embrace…

“We are, each of us angels with only one wing,

and we can only fly by embracing one another.” -Luciano de Crescenzo

I want to thank you all for everything  ~ I wanted to find the right card from my SendOutCards catalog to post today ~ one that would perfectly describe how I’m feeling since my last post and I am hoping that you feel the same way I do ~ that this one says it all.

To all of you who took a moment to think of me, to vibe, to Reiki, to pray, to read, to bless, to comment, to call, to write and to visit…my heartfelt gratitude goes out to you as words cannot accurately describe the tingling of change I’m feeling…and I know that its power is immeasurable and I’m confident that with baby steps, I am turning the corner…

It’s a good lesson to learn my friends ~ yet another one in my life that I’ve been given before and tried to reject.  So perhaps that’s what this post is all about ~

We are all connected.

Together we can make Miracles.

We are not meant to do it all alone.

Even the strongest oak needs help.

Separately, we can only walk…

Embracing each other allows us to fly!

So let’s soar together my friends, each and every day. 

Allow me to be your ‘wing gal’ and together we share the enthusiasm for life’s flight!

My heartfelt gratitude to you ~

for being My Wings.

Shine and Soar On!

xo

Hurricane Sandy Help from Faraway!

So many people have helped those affected by Hurricane Sandy!  Recently I saw that a friend who moved to Ocala, Florida, inspired her children’s school and community to donate items to help those in New Jersey ~ her childhood home.  On FB, I watched as she asked and got help and donations and even got a truck to bring them to N.J.!  The power of one person ~ multiplied by hundreds of other like-minded hearts ~ can change lives!

I was inspired by them and so in just a few minutes, I made the following 3 panel card to thank them!  I thought I’d share to show you that sometimes I simply send one of our cards from our catalog and other times, I make the card myself.  It doesn’t take talent, or skill…it just takes a few photos or logo and a few minutes of your time.  There’s no limit to what your imagination can do with SendOutCards! (Green dotted lines that you see are not on the cards, they are just to show you the edges of your card ~ whatever is outside the green dotted box is not printed.  Because these are pictures of what I did, you will sometimes see the lines, but I can assure you, they are not on the cards received through the mail! 🙂

I chose a 3 panel card (see above) as I had a bunch of pictures and I wanted to send a video so I wanted a bunch of panels to fill up.  The 3 panel card cost $.93, all of the pictures cost $.31 (I could have had 100 pictures or just one ~ the price was still the same) and to add the video to the card cost $.31, postage is $.45 for a stamp so…

it costs exactly $2 with postage included

This is why I love what I do!  I just uploaded their pictures from Facebook and their website to my free SendOutCards (SOC) account, then I decided what backgrounds, fonts and colors I wanted, I then wrote a note from my heart and finally I found their address, filled in the blanks in the virtual envelope provided by SOC and voila!  I clicked send ~ within 24 hours, my card was printed, stuffed into the envelope, licked, addressed, stamped and mailed for me!

There is nothing easier, nor more fun, nor less expensive and yet priceless!

I had to share…so please indulge me!

Do you need to thank someone?

Click below…you’ll be glad you did!

Got Gratitude?

xo

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

Sharing Love and Gratitude

No fancy words or platitude

can beat the simple attitude

of sharing love and gratitude. -Cait Stanley

I just love this card ~ even more, I love the quote.  You know, Thanksgiving is around the corner ~ a day of sharing love and gratitude with family, friends and others.  Have you counted your blessings lately?  Truly, I wish that we could keep the attitude of gratitude going all the year through instead of just concentrated during the holidays.

I teach people to be thankful, to be grateful, to enjoy blessings in their lives & to send out love.

Imagine if not just at Thanksgiving were we to get together with our friends and family ~ bowing our heads in thanksgiving, blessing the abundance we’ve been given and celebrating the feeling that love, friendship and blessings are in the air and all around us.

Wouldn’t it be nice?

Well, you can…you can do it for 30 days if you wish!

There’s an easy, inexpensive way to send a card a day in gratitude through SendOutCards.  You can keep Thanksgiving going this year ~ for a full 30 days with the Gratitude Challenge!  It’s designed to make it easy for you to send a card a day to tell someone how you feel ~ how grateful you are for them in your life!  You can upload pictures into the card and even add a QR Code to allow your recipient to watch your own video!

Isn’t $1 a day worth it to send a smile through a heartfelt card to celebrate your relationships?

A friend, a loved one, a family member, an old lost relationship ~

Yes, it is that simple…just click on the link below to see what it’s all about…

Take Day One for Free ~ My Treat!

30 Day Gratitude Challenge

xo

50 Shades of Gratitude

I saw this card and thought of dear Mother Nature who has bestowed so many experiences on our Jersey Shore lately.  I thought you might like the giggle of this card because it reminded me of the snowman my sons made yesterday.  It also reminded me of the gift of gratefulness that she has given to us ~ be thankful that we’re here, we’re healthy and we’re alive ~ and for everything else!  Do you practice gratitude everyday?  It’s a must!

Perhaps you need a bit of help with it?  Well, I’ve been holding out on you with a post that I knew would come in the right time.  I think today’s the perfect opportunity to reblog one of my favorite blogger’s posts from World Gratitude Day which was September 21st.  Paul’s wonderful gratitude quotes and his blog will help you to find gratefulness wherever you roam.  Take a moment to click on his link on this Thank God it’s Friday!

50 Shades of Gratitude.

So please enjoy and be grateful!

Thank you Paul Mark Sutherland at GYA Today!

xo

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Nor’Easters ~ Help!

I feel like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz…truly…it’s been one thing after another here for this Jersey Gal.  Hurricane Sandy last week gave us downed trees, power outages, loss of food, loss of life ~ not to mention destruction of property in overwhelming proportions.  Sandy devastated the surrounding areas and many, including my sister and Mom are still without power.  Now I know that we can’t compare Sandy to Andrew or Katrina…but still…and she arrived on Monday October 29th.

One week later, on Monday November 5th, we had an earthquake in Ringwood, NJ  ~ just one week after Sandy hit…which personally I didn’t feel where I live.  A 2.0 magnitude which was reportedly heard as a loud boom for those awake at 1am in the morning.  For an area which is still power deprived, still cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, I just can’t imagine the fright that the earthquake gave those who felt it.

And then, last night…just two days later, a Nor’Easter hit us.  A Nor’Easter is defined as a macro storm blowing in from the northeast.  Weathermen had been telling us that we would experience heavy rains and high winds in my area…instead, we received a heavy mantle of white snow to the tune of 5 inches at my home which was pretty to watch as it came down, but only if you were happily bundled in a warm home with heat and food.  Luckily for us, we have power, I had made homemade chicken soup and we had heat and each other.

It’s the simple things in life my friends.

Shelter, food and love and not necessarily in that order…but for now, yes, in that order.

So I’m asking for help here…not for myself but for those who need it…for those who’ve lost everything.  The Red Cross is a charitable, well-known, hard-working group who are here, providing water, shelter, clothing, blood for hospitals and funds for those who need it.  Perhaps you would like to help but don’t know what you can do…below please find some links ~ you can donate from your cell phone by texting ~ you can donate blood for those who need it ~ you can donate online if you choose.

If you can’t do any of the above, then I simply ask that you take a moment to give…

Thanks for the littlest to the biggest blessings that you have in your life. 

From shelter and food, to love and family…to health, to wealth and to an abundance of clean, fresh air that we breathe…to water, to blankets, to smiles and to heartfelt hugs which are abundant when you choose.

Click below to…

Donate to the Red Cross!

Be thankful, be generous…be blessed.

Thank you from my heart.

xo