A Challenge for the New Year 2012


Having been challenged to come up with three words to cover my goals for the new upcoming year, I struggled little, since it was on my mind anyway.

My three words are: Shall Not Want.

When thinking of my successful past and the money I made over the years, I felt bewildered then somewhat discouraged. But, my needs are all met and then some.

I have a new telephone (Blackberry by the way since they have a keyboard) and a brand new Canon camera. I have a new Mac pro.

I have wonderful daughters and most excellent grandsons.

A loving and caring husband.


Last but not least I have my health.

Hence the thought that came like a flash to me: Shall Not Want.

Have a wonderful New Year. May your needs be met and your life blessed.

Gratitude Beyond Measure


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For this morning I am overwhelmed with the kindness of people around me. Some who have never met me, do not really know me and some who know me well.

For friendship and for unfailing support, I want to thank writer and dear friend Elizabeth Marshall, When Fate Dictates.

For friendship and help and support even when I am not online, I want to thank historical authorZoe Saadia The Cahokian.

For always remembering me, leaving me notes and special videos and music, I want to thank Corinne Rodriguez of Everyday Gyaan.

For laughs, messages and amazing art, for kind reminders I want to thank my online friend and wonderful writer, Totsymae.

For Ravenmyth who never fails to pass on my writing to others, you have helped me tremendously with your kindness, taking the time to do it.

These friends have made my 2011 a wonderful and blessed year. Thank you for remembering me, helping me and passing me notes in the class of life once in a while. I love you.

Christmas is near, Ideas for Giving #5


Project Night Night
About one of 50 children in the United States is homeless. I found that to be a staggering number in our rich land. Help if you can this Christmas time of giving and charity.


Books for Africa
It may seem like a frivolous thing to do. But what if you could not hold a book or read ever because you simply cannot get your hands on pulp? Never underestimate the power of education and helping. Fifty cents sends a book to a child in Africa.


Edvard Munch

Ronald McDonald House
If we help families stay together during crisis, it allows a child to heal faster. The Ronald McDonald Home allows people to stay close to their children who are under different treatments in hospitals. It is a simple way to help. Check it out!.


New Eyes
Yes, we get tired of our eyeglasses and discard them for newer, prettier models. But what if you could not even get the original pair because you could not afford it? Give your old glasses and you help someone in need.

My wish for you this Christmas is that God may open your eyes, your heart and your mind.

Merry Christmas!

Few Days Left for Christmas Giving Idea #4

Giving sometimes is easier than receiving. What if this year, you decided to buy for a family. What if you adopt one and decide to do the shopping, have the fun of the mall and the crowds, but doing it for a family, other than your own?

Just a thought!


Photo by Gustav Faran

Giving to the Salvation Army would be one way of doing this. Not only talking about the guys outside the stores with their bells. We are talking about the organization itself. And adopt a family!

If you do not feel that this an organization you can associate yourself with and prefer another source, try the military people. It is good to have choices when it comes to offering your services.

We forget that our military men and women not only offer their lives for our freedom but they make very little money for it. We should take care of our own and boost them in this wonderful Christmas time, the birth of Jesus.

Along the way I discovered a wonderful home from which wafts blessings and love to everyone touching it. Here is an another option for you. Try Anna’s House, see how that pantry works for you. If you want to let her make the baskets and give things away, you can try her.

How about them guys? I love them too. Try out these guys on for size! Ummm, you know what I mean! Soup Kitchen people who help all the time!