I, like so many other people in the world, have turned my attention on Japan and the craziness that an earthquake then tsunami then nuclear worries have caused. It is amazing how you can expect today and then the next to be just like the ones before and then something like this happens and shatters that expectation all together. We are not promised a perfect world; it can be ripped away from us at any time and this whole week, watching things unfold, I have come to realize that more than ever. One Moment to reflect on all the sadness and destruction was not enough this week, it deserves action, even small. Here are some great things that our community has been doing to take part in even a little piece of the relief effort. Compassion is key for me and I wish for it to be key for many, many others.
|Japan Disaster Relief Bracelet 100% of Proceeds, $5.00|
|All items from Drenculture from 3/15-3/11, 400% of all proceeds|
|Bari J is raffling off a bag, among other things until March 26th|
|Tree of Life Pendant from Iris Jewelry, 100% of proceeds, $39.00|
I was over at Curating Cuteness and saw a story that I just had to blog about. I am here to tell you that this is not an easy story to read. This tough little girl has been through a lot in the last months… but I thought her story was an important one to share. We have the opportunity to do something small for people every day, and this instance is no exception. We can make a difference if we just make the small effort to pop a stamp on a card… Well, first… let’s hear Emma’s story, told by her Mom Leanne:
So I am joining lots of other bloggers in sending Emma some stickers from the States, hoping to brighten her day a little. No person should have to see this kind of struggle, let alone a sweet child. Won’t you join me in bringing a little joy? Little things can go a long way…
Here are Emma’s details:
Miss Emma Love
PO Box 2849
Burleigh Waters, QLD, 4220
All pictures and sweetness comes from Emma’s mom, Leanne’s blog
Anyways, the girls at Sea Lillie are just the lovliest and I surely intend on going back over for this gorgeous little creature (see below). My love of elephants and charitable goodness combines in the adorable Hope Necklace. 100% of the profit from this sale will be donated to The Give Life Project, an initiative aimed at giving help, giving hope and giving Life to those who are in desperate need in Zambia, Africa. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.givelifeproject.com
I have found a new favorite in Sea Lillie and am hoping you will check them out as well. I love to share when I have found a talent (well that is new to me).
I need to be better about remembering to always buy something for the food pantry donation while I am at my local grocery store. As easy as it sounds, it’s also easy to forget. I mean, they put the bin right there so when you check out, you can throw the canned goods or Rice a Roni right in there… but I always think of it when I see it and by that time, I only have my precious foodstuff collected on that trip. If I made it a point to donate every time I was in there? Do you know how much that would be from just me alone in one short year? A LOT! This will be a work in progress for me but I may start a count on the blog or something, mayhaps to keep myself motivated.
Anyways, I would like to give back as much as possible this year as I feel like I have been blessed with only the smallest of problems and the fortune of a Queen these days. MUSH ALERT: We should be thankful all the time for what we have and share what we have who are less fortunate for sure.
Rachel Roy developed this tote to help raise funds for the 10 million children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan. For each tote sold, Rachel Roy will donate $20 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’S disaster relief and recovery efforts for the victims of the Pakistan floods. Take a gander and support a good cause.