Thursday, January 14, 2010

Serve Some Love

This is how I feel today... yesterday, I felt the total opposite. what did I do to change that feeling?

I decided I didn't want to feel down and sad and unimportant again today, so I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. After thinking about why I felt so down and all, I was truly humbled after my heart turned to others in need. From mass heartache in Haiti, to the impoverished or the afflicted within our own communities, I started off my morning with a donation to aid in Haiti, gave my children super big hugs and accomplished things today I have been putting off.  I actively worked on remaining patient when my toddler dumped the trashcan all over the floor 10 different times today, and pursued my tasks even though I felt like giving up. I also saw that my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (otherwise know as Mormons) is flying 80,000 lbs of food supplies and volunteers to Haiti, and knowing that my tithes and fast offerings have contributed a small part of that makes me feel very happy inside.

Donations can be made here with the Church's Humanitarian site where the largest percentage of each dollar goes directly to the people or directly at the Red Cross or through CNN's IMPACT site, or Doctors without Borders who are there working now. As always, be wary of scams, my friends! And keep the Haitian people, as well as others who are going through trying times, in your hearts and prayers.

And now, it's time to make dinner and for once, I feel like I have had a full and successful day, with a warm and cozy heart full of hope and thanks.  What can you do to change your day?


vivian said...

Hi doll, glad you were able to turn your day around. we all have those days though dont we? I feel so bad for the people of Haiti, I can not begin to imagine what it must be like there. And I pray to God, that my fat old spoiled self will never have to know. I hope you have another bright and blessed day today!

The Quilted Fish said...

I just want you to know that when I found your blog a few days ago, I spent almost an entire day reading every post you had written and drooling over all of your pictures. I am impressed by your dedication to your (and mine!) faith. You are amazing and I can't wait to spread the word!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

You are so right! We need to pick up our spirits so we can be of more use, and more helpful. Lovely post.

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