Monday, September 24, 2007

Paying it Forward

Our church service today was lead by the youth. We had a cute/funny skit, great singers and a interesting sermon. The sermon was about how we never know what effect we have on people, the good deads we do and paying it forward. Now I am definately a believer in Karma and the fact that what you put out in the world you will get back, but I also know I can be quit selfish. It is easy to get bogged down in everyday life and its difficulties, but many days, in many ways I see the good in the world. As Sam gave his sermon and talked about "paying it forward" I really thought about how I needed to do more 'good deeds' and be a little less selfish. Then tonight, while reading a post on a message board which lead to this blog I again was confronted with this idea. This story was really amazing and brought tears to my eyes. My challenge to myself this week is to do a good deed each day. I challenge anyone that reads this to do the same. Notice the positive effects it has on you and others.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Swap Happiness

So, one of the reasons I started this blog was so I could particpate in a swap over at Red Velvet Art. My swapmate was Michelle from Washington. The top 3 pics are my fav things that I sent her. She sent me the stuff in the bottom 3 pics. Thanks Michelle!!! I LOVE your favorite things. Now the pic does NOT do the beautiful journal justice. It is exquisite! Mucho beautiful vintagish papers, a lovely quilted apron and stationary with pretty english roses. Just divine!!!