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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pink Saturday

I am trying to help some people today so I hope I get this correct. Katillac Shack did a make over (something like Home Make Over, but it is a room for a gal in need. The blog girls found out about a lady named Colette Gauthier. And they all became angels. (Actually they were angels and they were just unaware.) She found out she had stage four breast cancer with about a 5 to 10% chance of surviving and her husband left her. She and I believe her son live in a very tiny rental house. Katillac her work's for Guidepost heard about it - and she went to Colette's house and did a make over. It takes a couple of seconds to load.

It's eleven minutes long - I think it is worth it - but if you can't watch it just go over to either Katillac's blog listed above, Country Wings In Phoenix, or our host of today's Beverley's Pink Saturday and a leave a comment between Aug. 27 and 31st and each time you enter they will donate $1 to the next person in need of a make over.

Kind of cool! I am sure you have read about this on many blogs!

We are supposed to write an inspiring story today.

Humor to me is inspiring. Did you ever read Norman Cousins book about the healing power of laughter? I know it works because I use it all the time. Trust me.

So this is meaningful, it is pink, it is inspiring, it's about cancer, and it is funny! (And it is only a couple minutes long.)


Happy Birthday to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is one of my favorite poems ever. I have had to read and reread this passage hundreds of times - before I GOT it. You can read it and put different inferences on different words and make it mean all sorts of things. Now though. it is a part of me.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If we examine every stage of our lives, we find that from our first breath to our last we are under the constraint of circumstances. And yet we still possess the greatest of all freedoms, the power of developing our innermost selves in harmony with the moral order of the Universe, and so winning peace at heart whatever obstacles we meet. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Kelee Katillac said...

Love it! The pink glove dance!!!!

Fabulous! I do it for husband a lot!:):)

Thank-you for this dear post. I am so glad you are on the Miracle Team.

I appreciate you.

love, kelee

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sandie! You always find the greatest stuff to post! The pink glove dance is so sweet and fun. I love the ribbon they make at the end of the dance! The poem is great too! Come by and see my PS post and SS post and my daughters poem she recently wrote. Hugs Anne

Jane said...

Good evening Sandie - I hope that this finds you well and enjoying your Saturday!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hi Sandie I think I visited most of the Angels and left a comment to raise money! Love the pink glove dance! Long day but I'm home now!

Mevely317 said...

I wholly agree, humor is soooo healing! (Remember Robin Williams' portrayal of Patch Adams?)
I'm going to print this poem and take a good long time to let it soak in; I love stuff like this!

Susan said...

Wow, Sandie. That was a great post....lots of information, illuminating videos, etc. Great job! Susan