Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Our Neighbor Haiti

I met a gentleman on a trip to Portland. He, his cousin(3rd year resident) and father(ER doctor) were on their way to Haiti. With their own money they had bought supplies, medical supplies and food to help with the Haitian relief effort. He was a young man still in college (a pre-med student) and 24 hours ago that is all he had on his mind. Now he was on his way to help with medicine, food and his medical expertise. His name is Jordan. I thought his name so beautiful to match the beauty of his soul. This entry is dedicated to you, Jordan and your family, thank you for being a good neighbor to a country in need. I am praying for you and your family and the people of Haiti.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Be a Good Neighbor to Haiti

I am sure you have heard about the tragic earthquake that occured in Haiti this week (if you haven't, now you have). It was measured to be approximately 7.0. I would like to dedicatate todays blog to our Haitian neighbors that are still in Haiti and to their families abroad that are suffering. I have two sugguestions for you, if you would like to do something to help: Pray for the Haitians and look for a reputable agency to donate through (try the your local news station's websites). This is definitely an opportunity to be a good neighbor.

Please send a comment if you have family in Haiti.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year Same Message!

Happy New Year everyone! New year, same message but hopefully with some new ideas. This year I worked on all the holidays except Thanksgiving. I am not complaning, (I'm just saying!)I learned that the holidays are breeding grounds for new ways to be a good neighbor. One way for me, was to remember "it is better to give than receive". I gave alot this year too, so much, it hurt in a good way. My daughter wanted a bridal shower during the week of Thanksgiving. I agreed to it, not knowing that I would have to work that day. It was stressful, exhausting, and one of the most wonderful times in my life. It showed me what was important, and what I was willing to do to see that smile on my daughters face. So even in the midst of my "stressed out and ends of my wit" giving, I still received.

My goals this year are consistency, caring and committment.

Make three goals this year: One you can obtain, one you are not sure you can obtain, and one you think you will never obtain. Watch what happens with these goals and yourself. Let me know!