"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." - Henry Ward Beecher
Welcome to my Pink Saturday addition to the Miracle Party taking place today!
Read on to find out more about Colette, and how you can help
others, by simply leaving a comment.
Unlike the foggy mornings I usually wake up to
during the summer months around here,
the sun was streaming
through the windows today, bright and early.
It looked so pretty with the sunlight shimmering on the crystal and glass,
and bouncing off the flower petals.
I felt really grateful for a bright beginning to the day.
I'm trying to be more aware, and to notice and appreciate the little moments in life that bring me joy.
That is one of the reasons I started
Some days, I'm just not feeling it.
I know I have so much to be grateful for,
but it's easy for me to fall into the "woe is me behavior"
when things aren't going exactly my way.
That's not something I'm proud of, and I'm working on it, everyday.
I guess it's human nature to see the bad, as well as the good, in life.
I'd just like to notice the good more often.
(Like the brilliance of the color of these alstroemeria lilies:)
I know we all have moments when we're not feeling the joy.
I'm thankful that, for me, most of the time
my down moments are no big deal.
But some of us face days and months and years
of HUGE, life-threatening, life-changing challenges.
How we choose to face them speaks volumes about our character.
And sometimes, we just need a little help from a friend.
My friend Kelee, at the Katillac Shack,
has decided to use her creativity in interior design to help others.
Kelee is an amazing women!
She's sweet, and funny, and talented, and most of all,
loving and supportive.
Recently, she was able to pull off an incredible feat for a friend in need.
Colette was battling cancer,
living in a run-down, depressing rental space that was anything but healing.
Kelee was there, with open arms and ideas, paint and fabric and love.
She got together with some other amazing people
with Guidepost magazine as a sponsor, and Design Gives Back.
Kelee helped transform Colette's sad sick-room into a space filled with light and beauty.
(You can see the transformed room at Kelee's place
starting on August 27.)
Now, she wants to be able to do it again, for someone else.
Everyone should be lucky enough to have a friend like Kelee.
The MIRACLE PARTY is August 27 - 31
and the Katillac Shack.
Each comment you leave at those sites will earn $1 for Design Gives Back
For more of the story, go to the Katillac Shack.
Help provide another healing space transformation.
Just by leaving a comment,
and, you will also be entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes
(art! magazines! and a sewing machine!).
I'd be so grateful if you'd drop by the Katillac Shack
to support Kelee and her work.
And send a comment and a hug to Colette,
who, although she was given only a 5 -15% chance,
beat the cancer and can wake up smiling at the sun, every day.
Until next time
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linking to Works for Me Wed., Wobble Over Wednesdays, Welcome Weds., Follow Me Wednesday, Pink Saturday, and Show and Tell Friday, (and I'm going to let Wednesday Gratitude run a little longer this time, until August 31. Share your stories of gratitude and inspiration! All others will be deleted...thank you!!XOXO)