Shared fruit with a neighbor. 4/11
Scribed 10 minutes of a new Awakin Call. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky: Sustaining Ourselves Through Trauma and Overwhelm 4/12
Sent loving energy and healing thoughts to a person who is experiencing hardship. I don’t know them but I read their post on Kindspring.org. 4/13
Sent a beloved book to a loved one. 4/14
Gave a gift card to a neighbor for a dinner out. 4/15
Sent prayers to the Paris firefighters and to all of us. All our hearts ache for Notre Dame.
Gave a $25 Kiva loan to Las Rosas de Chipaj Group, Guatemala 4/4
Gifted 25 Simbis (30 minutes or about 15 pages) worth of transcription to a new client. 4/5
Created an inspiring graphic. 4/6
Gifted the library with a box of books. 4/7
Sent a poem to a friend I miss. 4/8
Created an elder-buddy card. 4/9
Gave away household items.
Transcribed part of another Awakin Call 3/28
Created a gift for a friend. 3/29
Sent a funny joke to a friend. 3/30
Told someone “I love you.” 3/31
Created a funny birthday card for a loved one. 4/1
Sent an electronic birthday card to a loved one. 4/2
Sent healing vibes and prayers to someone who lost a pet.
Created a Happy Spring card for my friend. 3/21
Created a card for sick kids to send out with the next batch. 3/22
Sent an e-card to a friend. 3/23
Healing meditation for a sick friend. 3/24
Forgave. Began again. 3/25
Called a sick friend. 3/26
Transcribed part of an Awakin Call.
14/365: 3/6 The Memoriam
15/365: 3/7 The Mirror
16/365: 3/8 The Share
17/365: 3/9 The Buddy
18/365: 3/10 The Postcard
19/365: 3/11 The Kiss
20/365: 3/12 The Text
21/365: 3/13 The Song
Recorded a song for my sons and uploaded it. 22/365: 3/14 The Pie
Sent pie jokes to my daughter and granddaughters (email) for Pi(e) Day (3.14). 23/365: 3/15 The Email.
Sent a letter of encouragement to a friend. 24/365: 3/16 The Call
Called Mom for a chat. 25/365: 3/17 The Hug
Hugged me. Needed it. 26/365: 3/18 The Decision
Took a step back from a longterm project to re-evaluate everything. 27/365: 3/19 The Frame
Created a frame for an old pic of my dad and his siblings for my mom
Starting on February 28th, every week on Tuesday, there will be a special Gem here on under1000skies under a category called “Tuesday, Full of Grace.” Ben and I were both born on a Tuesday. I feel the grace of love intertwined always with the sadness. I feel the grace of support and compassion from friends. I feel the grace of peace, whenever I reach out, from the source of all Love. So this weekly “Full of Grace” Gem will be a list of the SAoKs (small acts of kindness) the week before. I’ll include a photo for each whenever possible.
The three-year anniversary of Benjamin’s disappearance was on March 2nd. I believe this 365-day challenge will help me stay focused on light, love, and gratitude. It will help me stay connected to others rather than isolating and slipping into grief. It will also get the word out to more people about Ben’s story. On the back of every card will be the words, “Picture him home again, safe at last.” When he was a little boy, Ben’s favorite book, which he asked me to read, again and again, was The Spooky Old Tree with the Bernstein Bears. I loved those story times together. The last line in the book was one he would always say with me as we finished:
From February 28th on, every week on Tuesday, there will be a special Gem here on under1000skies called “Full of Grace.” Ben and I were both born on a Tuesday. I feel the grace of love intertwined always with the sadness. I feel the grace of support and compassion from friends. I feel the grace of peace, whenever I reach out, from the source of all Love. So this weekly “Full of Grace” Gem will be a list of the SAoKs (small acts of kindness) the week before. I’ll include a photo for each whenever possible.