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Make This World A Better Place

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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month!

I’ve been asked many times what I do for a living and always it’s hard for me to describe.  I’m a mom, wife, daughter, care-giver, sister, cat mommy, former teacher, breast cancer survivor and blogger.  I’ve taken over closing out my Dad’s business and his estate, taken over his responsibilities with my Mom because she’s not able to handle the house etc., I’m still dealing with my own health issues and oh yes, I have my own business which I love and enjoy!

I help people worldwide to connect with others and to send out love.

Plain and simple.  I believe that time is short here on Earth.  Reaching out via a heartfelt card is priceless.  Add your own pictures, perhaps even a video, make it simple, inexpensive and fun and voila, you’ve got yourself a guaranteed way to make this world a better place.

It’s a building business tool.  It’s an artistic medium ~ putting your photos on canvas, on postcards, on metal.  It’s a whole photo store which you control for a price that can’t be beat.

It’s simple ~ children can do it, grandparents can do it, even the most technology-lacking people can enjoy it ~ and the techies ~ well, they’ll have a ball with it!

It’s bringing people closer ~ it’s never forgetting a birthday or an anniversary.  It’s reaching out to a friend when they live far away.  It’s sending a thank you note the easiest way possible and enjoyable!  It’s moving with the times like Amazon, Netflix and online banking.  It’s building your business one personalized note at a time, but making it easier than you can imagine!

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

Click here to try it for free today!

Shine On!

xo

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Gratitude Day 12 ~ Precious Time…

I found this quote this morning and had to make a card for it because it’s so pertinent to my life, especially at this moment in time.  As you may know, my Dad is very sick and in the ICU at the hospital.  Due to my recent surgery, I am not supposed to visit him due to his illness and I can’t even begin to explain how heartbreaking it is to know that I cannot be there to help him.  Not that I think I could really DO anything for him as his doctors and nurses are doing their best to heal him, but it’s quite hard to feel so helpless.

There are moments where we worry that we may lose him and in those moments, my heart breaks because I think that I may not see him again.  That is hard to bear.  But I am reminded of the few hours we recently spent just chatting the 3 of us (Mom, Dad and me) and my heart feels lighter as I know that I will always have that memory of him.

AAngel, my sister, has been so amazing for me with helping me to feel like I am a part of Dad’s journey and our family’s journey with him.  She has sent me videos of Dad telling me he loved me, she has put the phone up to him so that I could hear him speak to me and she has kept me in the loop at all times.  I am so blessed to have such a thoughtful, kind and generous sister.

My point today is TIME ~ please, use your time with others wisely ~ don’t lose a moment where you can make a difference by connecting with others in a special way ~ take the extra moments to do something good with your time, to help someone, to make a difference, be patient, be thoughtful, treat them as you’d want to be treated.

BE GRATEFUL that you have the time to share with those whom you love!

Hold close those whom you love, forgive, forget, make the time count with them, take pictures of the happy times, take videos of those special moments ~ even the mundane moments because when there is a threat of losing that person, you will hold close those moments in time, live on with those memories and you want them to be sweet and not sour.

My Dad can be persnickety (a nice word for him) and we’ve all had our moments with him.  It is hard to watch a strong-willed man struggle for breath as his body fights to heal itself.  Learn from my experience ~ you have been given THE PRESENTS OF PRESENCE (my FB page) ~ use them wisely, use them thoroughly and use them to enhance your life and the lives of the people who surround you!

We only have this moment in time…Enjoy it!

Remember to tell those whom you love, how GRATEFUL you are for them!

TODAY!

xoxo

100 Posts ~ Gratitude Goal!

Thank You!

Today celebrates my 100th post on my blog and I want to begin by thanking all of my readers.  I started this blog to reach out to others, to inspire, to be of service and to spread the knowledge I’ve gained through my life experiences.  Using cards as my springboard, I’ve tried to bring an inspiring message to you with every post.

I’ve had a bit of time to think lately as I’ve been recuperating and I’ve come up with a goal that I am hoping you might want to participate in.  I’ve been talking a lot about gratitude these days and I’ve got a lot to be grateful for in my life…and I’ve a lot of people to be grateful for in my life.  I’ve written a ton of thank you notes recently as many people have come to the aid of my family and me by bringing dinner over, sending flowers, sending little gifts in the mail, sending prayer cards and even just sending ‘thinking of you’ cards which have brightened my every day.  Truly I am blessed.  I loved getting that unexpected card in the mail among the bills and junk mail.  My eyes lit up every time someone brought me an envelope with my name on it because to me, it was like a little piece of Heaven…you thought of me enough to pick out a card, write a heartfelt message, address, stamp and mail it to me so that I could have something special to open…how fantastic is that!

There are many books out now, like The Magic, which reiterate that we should be grateful, be cognizant of the blessings we have already and as you concentrate on those multitude of blessings that you already have, more come your way.  I agree with counting your blessings and living a life of gratitude.  I’ve kept a gratitude journal a la Oprah which has helped to keep my positivity in check…and has grown my blessings and miracles enormously.

But I’m finding that I want to do more, globally and reach out to others with that gratitude.  A smile, a polite thank you in our daily lives to those who show us kindnesses is one way to show gratitude, but what if we were to take it a step further and say it…say thank you with a card…a heartfelt message to someone to whom you are grateful?  Imagine the amazing benefits to you and to the recipient if you were to write a heartfelt message of gratitude to a friend and the priceless feelings it would give that person when they opened a special card from you saying thank you.

Maya Angelou wrote,

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

My goal is to send a heartfelt card a day to someone whom I am grateful for ~ I’m going to do it for 30 days ~ a card a day.   I will post my journey each day so that you come along with me.  I’d love for you to join me as my goal is to get 100 people to send a card a day for 30 days.  Imagine what we could do by sending out love & gratitude  everyday for 30 days to 30 different people?  Imagine the impact it would make on our little world…of course, my mind races with what if’s…what if 1000 people did it for 30 days and so on…

If you’re interested in joining me, let me know…it’ll cost about $1 a day, you can do it from you computer and you may even change your life…what if we started a movement of gratitude?  A wave of gratitude which knows no bounds…

Join me on this journey…let’s change the world, one card at a time…

Thank you for reading my blog…I am grateful to all of you!

xo