Monday, October 19, 2009

Magnanimous Mondays

mag·nani·mous (mag nan′ə məs) adjective
noble in mind; high-souled; esp., generous in overlooking injury or insult; rising above pettiness or meanness; giving and kind; showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind

My friend Shelley, just started a blog with the focus of committing 3 random acts of kindness every week. I think this will be fun to follow, and i've decided to join her in her endeavor. I thought i'd write about it here, once a week. So, I picked mondays, because mondays are the days when people are the most gloomy, and in need of some extra kindness. I would love it if you would join me each week, in spreading a little extra kindness to the world around you. Let me know what *you* decide to do! :) If you don't want to think of your own ideas, you can follow my assignment each week.

This week: Your mission, should you chose to accept it: buy flowers and give them to a complete stranger.

I actually did this last week because i was too excited about the idea, & couldn't wait until Monday. :)

A couple days ago, when I went grocery shopping, I stopped at the floral section and picked out some pretty fall-looking flowers, and prayed that God would show me the perfect person to give them to. . As I checked out, I also donated a dollar to the store's current cause (thus earning an extra Magnanimous Monday point for me! ;) ) Because I had made this donation, they gave me a root beer float. As I was waiting for them to make it, I spied a lady sitting on a bench with her back to me. Being too shy to talk to a complete stranger myself, I sent Evelyn, my 3 1/2 year old, to give the flowers to her. My plan backfired, because, being a conscientious woman, she refused to take a bunch of flowers from a little girl who was unaccompanied by an adult. So Evelyn brought the woman to me, and I explained to her that we would like her to have the flowers, just because. She beamed & said how touched she was, because she had grandchildren. --I'm not really sure what that had to do with anything, but whatever the point, it made her happy. She left us with a smile on her face. Mission accomplished.

What's your Magnanimous Monday story?

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Photo fund-raiser

Next weekend (October 9-10) I'm offering photo sessions as a fund-raiser for my church. Check out my photoblog for more information! :)

Friday, October 02, 2009

Orphan Sunday

Saw this video on another blog that I read. I loved it! Thought you might like it, too. Orphan Sunday is November 8,2009.

Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

An Announcement!

I've just started a photography blog, where i'll post my favorite pictures to share with the world. Also, I thought it would be fun to start a facebook page for my photographs as well. Check 'em out! let me know what you think. :)