Yes. I've been a little MIA...a little bloggy funk feeling.
I started a couple pathetic attempts but didn't "feel it". I was reading Nicole over at A Mommy's Musing, nodding the whole time while munching popcorn and M&M's and realized she said it best...in fact I was convinced I was gonna just linky love her post and just have these words for my next entry... GO HERE FOR my POST :)
But I knew what I wanted to write tonight...thank goodness...it flowed and it felt right to write (hahahahahaha)...sigh...still a little pathetic left in my big toe. Sorry.
As we all clear out our closets to make room for new items, that get put away for "another time". You find yourself with old items that need a new place.
Anywhere but in YOUR home.
You know those things...(maybe not Shorty cause she's wow wow organized!)
...like the skinny pants you swear you'll fit one day (or hey Lyndsay...even those short pants your hubby created!)
...your old favorite sweater (pre-baby...if it only went below my belly, I could wear it again)
...those shoes (they WILL come back, like the disco shoes with the fish swimming..not mine, I swear, I'm only 33)
...OR maybe some BLANKETS that have NOT been used for a very LONG time.
There's a point to all this.
And it's a good one.
My sister, FLS, has a heart that I envy! One that doesn't judge so harshly, one that is more sensitive and patient, that stops and appreciates what she has and NOT what she doesn't have. It stops for what others do NOT have but need and how she can change that for them.
She's always been that way.
I've always watched from afar, with admiration and secret longing to have that special quality she has.
But it's OK.
God blessed me with having a sister like her and I'm lucky. I don't realize it sometimes but when I do, I can't help but let MY heart be so so so proud of her and who she is.
With that I want to make sure I lend her any kind of support I can....and hopefully some of yours. (shyly asking of you, head looking at ground, kicking the dirt hoping for a yes)
(Thanks Mrs. Bush for already contributing, you awesome lady you!)
And it's soooo simple...(well, maybe a itty bitty cleaning on your part)
Purge your closet of unwanted blankies or "something else", take a quick photo, send me or her a copy of that pic and donate to a charity/homeless shelter near you, the next time your driving by.
She's doing a raffle of all who donate and you could win a gift certificate to a pretty cool restaurant! They have enough of them around I'm sure someone you know if not you could use it. Take your honey or BFF out for a drink. (Girls night RULE!)
Or just do it, because it's a "good deed to start off the year"!
So my bloggy pals...can we do it? Can you find a blanket or "something else" to help someone less fortunate stay warm or "something else"?
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