Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
for random acts of kindness!
here's the deal... If you'll go out and do something good for your community... Something nice for someone else in need.
I'll give you a piece of art.
All you have to do is...
*donate money to a charity
*spend some time in a soup kitchen
*join Big brothers Big Sisters
*clean up the neighborhood park
*help an old lady cross the street
*find time for your family and friends
*open a new door... and never forget to smile.
*you get the idea
~ SEND IN YOUR STORIES, PICTURES and VIDEOS
& go check out the SpiderHouse
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I came inside with them and they had a plate ready for me- one of her daughters had set aside some food for me, and boy was I grateful! They had made a roast which was absolutely amazing. I couldn't even pick it up with the plastic forks because it was falling apart it was so tender. She even remembered that I was allergic to milk and didn't put the mac & cheese on the plate. There were 2 types of rice which were both delicious, and even some collard greens. It was the sort of home cooked meal that you just don't see much of when you move out on your own, and I loved every bite of it.
It's worth noting that two of her grandsons are in a hip-hop group which is starting to become popular in the area- later that evening they were set to open for Young Buck, a member of G-Unit/50 Cent's crew (a big deal in the hip hop scene). Several of the great-grandchildren obviously looked up to their uncles and had already begun to hone their hip-hop skills. I must say, I was grinning from ear to ear when I saw two of her great-grandchildren no older than 9-10 perform a "Happy Birthday, We Love You" rap for their great-grandmother! It was a wonderful performance, and you could see they had worked hard on making it good for her. After that, another group of the great-grandchildren carried in some signs they had made (spelling Grandma) and recounted her wonderful traits in an acronym (D is for the Divine Love you show us, etc). Then, one of her daughters sang a song a capella for her. It was a very moving moment.
The opportunity to participate in this day with them was a great one that I cherish. It's a wonderful thing to be able to become a part of a family, even just for an afternoon, in such an intimate way. I'm glad to be able to help a woman like this, a woman loved by her family and friends, to have a safe, healthy, and affordable home to live in. It is certainly an event that I would have no association with apart from my Habitat/AmeriCorps experience.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I'm willing to give to you.
for an act of kindness..
!Go out and do something nice,
donate money or time to a social cause..
Clean up the neighborhood park.
Help someone out...
send me your stories, pictures and videos...
And I'll send you a piece of art!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
He sent me this story the other day
"OK- so, the other day i took this girl for a ride on my Ice-Cream bike from Mexico (i generally use it for transport to DJ gigs). I had her sit in front and wave to everyone we passed, like it was a parade (our own little parade...) it made so many people SMILE to see such a funny sight! and it was so FUN!"
sounds like a blast...
Thanks for sharing in the fun
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
the more the merrier!
You can find more of his art at http://scrapiteria.blogspot.com/ along with a bunch of other really cool collage artists... So Check it out!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Today Kimberly sent me this story...
I am writing on behalf of my friend and her family. She told me an amazing story today, which I thought deserved some recognition. Last week, my friend went to spend the weekend at her family ranch near Johnson city. It was later in the evening and her family had already gone to bed for the night. She thought she heard someone calling out "hey, or "hello" from outside, but wasn't sure because they were out in the middle of nowhere. She really began to listen and then heard a voice calling out "help!". She was understandably freaked out, but woke up her brother and sister -in-law and they set out to search for where the voice was coming from. It turned out that a man on a neighboring property had fallen 15 feet off a cliff into a creek bed and had broken several bones and had a head injury. The Sheriff and EMS came out, but they could not reach him due to his location, so they had to call Starflight. The man ended up being ok. If my friend had not heard the calls for help, and been brave enough to wake up her family and go search for the man that had fallen off the cliff, the outcome might not have been as good. I think she's a hero!"
! Your Friend is a Hero.
~THANKS KIMBERLY & FRIENDS