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Loving your Neighbor Series

     Although it has been quite awhile since I have written, I continue to have a heart to write and a hope within me to make some lasting, beneficial contribution to this world while I am in it.  The idea has come to me to attempt a series of posts about things we can do to show love and kindness to others in this mad, marvelous world in which we live.  I hope to find unique charities, support groups, etc to which contributions can be made.  As a Christian, I feel called to show Gods love through service and support to those in need.  However, we all know that the showing of love and kindness to others is not limited to those who are Christian.  All it takes is an inner desire to do good unto others, a desire for a better life for all, a desire for a better world for all who live in it.  I hope that this will be a fruitful effort and will inspire others with a heart for the humanitarian effort.

     Without further adieu, I present an organization that I recently came across and was so moved that this whole idea was born to me.  NICU Helping Hands is an organization that was formed from the recognition of the vast emotional, physical, and financial needs of families with premature, sick, or otherwise special-need babies.  They provide many support services to these families and have multiple ways to contribute.  As a nurse and a mother, I feel this organization is providing a beautiful, loving service.  I hope that everyone will check them out and maybe even find a desire to contribute to their good works. 

  
  

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Happiness

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I have decided to revamp my life a little in the search of a little more happiness. I mean, what makes us happy anyway? I believe that answer could be drastically different from person to person, however there must be a basic root for us all. I know there are a multitude of books, websites, blogs, etc on this subject already. Let’s just say I’m a hands on learner.

To be continued…..

Need a Reason to Celebrate?

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January Holidays that give you a reason to celebrate!

January 1 is The Mummer’s Parade.
January 1 is New Year’s Dishonor List Day.
January 1 is Get a Life Day.
January 1 is Z Day.
January 2 is Happy Mew Year for Cats.
January 2 is Motivation and Inspiration Day.
January 2 is National Science Fiction Day.
January 3 is Drinking Straw Day.
January 3 is JRR Tolkien Day.
January 4 is Trivia Day.
January 5 is Bird Day.
January 5 is Cuddle Up Day.
January 6 is Bean Day
January 6 is International Respect for Living Day.
January 7 is Old Rock Day.
January 8 is Bubble Bath Day.
January 8 is Fruitcake Toss Day.
January 8 is Learn to Ski Day.
January 9 is Balloon Ascension Day.
January 9 is Positively Penguins Day.
January 9 is National Static Electricity Day.
January 10 is Peculiar People Day.
January 10 is National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
January 10 is Volunteer Fireman’s Day.
January 10 is United Nations Day.
January 10 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.
January 11 is National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day.
January 12 is National Pharmacists’ Day.
January 12 is National Marzipan Day.
January 13 is Public Radio Broadcasting Day.
January 13 is Make Your Dream Come True Day.
January 13 is Rubber Duckie Day.
January 14 is Dress Up Your Pet Day.
January 14 is Organize Your Home Day.
January 15 is Hat Day.
January 15 is Bald Eagle Appreciation Day.
January 16 is Appreciate a Dragon Day.
January 16 is National Nothing Day.
January 16 is Religious Freedom Day.
January 17 is Kid Inventors’ Day.
January 17 is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day.
January 18 is Do Dah Parade Day.
January 18 is Winnie the Pooh Day.
January 18 is Thesaurus Day.
January 19 is Tin Can Day.
January 19 is National Popcorn Day.
January 19 is International Sing-Out Day.
January 19 is Archery Day.
January 20 is National Disc Jockey Day.
January 20 is National Buttercrunch Day.
January 20 is Basketball Day.
January 21 is National Hugging Day.
January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day.
January 22 is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.
January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day.
January 23 is National Pie Day.
January 23 is National Handwriting Day.
January 23 is Measure Your Feet Day.
January 24 is Belly Laugh Day.
January 24 is Compliment Day.
January 24 is Eskimo Pie Day.
January 25 is Opposite Day.
January 25 is Speak Up and Succeed Day.
January 26 is National Peanut Brittle Day.
January 26 is Spouse’s Day.
January 26 is Australia Day.
January 27 is Chocolate Cake Day.
January 27 is Punch the Clock Day.
January 27 is Thomas Crapper Day.
January 28 is Fun at Work Day.
January 28 is National Kazoo Day.
January 28 is Clash Day.
January 28 is Rattle Snake Round Up Day.
January 29 is Freethinkers Day.
January 29 is Thomas Paine Day.
January 29 is National Puzzle Day.
January 29 is Seeing Eye Dog Day.
January 29 is Curmudgeons Day.
January 30 is Inane Answering Machine Message Day.
January 30 is Escape Day.
January 30 is National Croissant Day.
January 31 is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.
January 31 is National Popcorn Day.
January 31 is Child Labor Day.
January 31 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

Vintage Valentines

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I was randomly browsing vintage Valentine’s Day goodies and I found some of the sweetest and funniest vintage Valentines cards. Thought you might enjoy them as much as I did.

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