Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pay it Forward (the first But Not Unhappy give away!)

You know, I think I'm probably the only person in the universe who hasn't seen the movie but I do get the concept, although, besides Visiting Teaching, I have never actually seen the idea in action. So, in the name of good will, I'm going to give it a try. My sister-in-law, Heather, gave me the idea. She posted,
The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a hand made gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. But, you have to post this on your blog then come back and leave a comment, telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift.

I totally signed up on Heather's blog because she sews super-cute stuff and I'm hoping I'll score a potholder or something. I personally DO NOT SEW. It gives me fits (read: anxiety attacks!) and I've decided that since sewing is optional these days I will abstain. I do, however, bake. YUM! So let's just say your hand made gift will probably be something from the baked goods section of my brain. Or pickled beets. Because I still have a bunch of jars left from the summer. They are rockin' good beets, but you can only eat so many at time (if you know what I mean!). I can send pickled beets through the mail, right?

If you don't end up being one of the first three to comment you can still pay it forward by checking out this site: KIDZ was started by a woman named Tara who was blessed with a special needs baby, Chloe. Tara is hoping her site will be a place for inspiration and comfort for other parents struggling with the similar issues. KIDZ is having it's grand kick-off party this week. Go over, check it out, comment (maybe you'll win a prize!), and pass on the good will by telling others about her site.

Another inspiring project to check out was put together by my husband's cousin, Heidi. Many of you probably remember Heidi's Angel Babies site and the heart-wrenching and touching story of her baby, Elizabeth. In honor of Elizabeth's birthday she decided to sew blankets and outfits and made bracelets for infant bereavement kits. Heidi's project is over for this year, but hopefully she'll comment here and tell a little more about the organization she was working with how the rest of can pitch in next time!

Oh, and thanks for being awesome and reading my blog and supporting me and challenging me to think more about the issues surrounding the many, many people with mood disorders. I have the best readers on the Internet :)


Shauna said...

YAHOO! I am first! I l♥ve to pay it forward! Please count me in! I posted it here on my blog:

Shauna said...

Here is my e-mail address: