We're hovering just below the $200 donation mark in the final hours of the Simple Things Challenge... an easy way to keep your blessings flowing to Haiti. And here's the spectacular news: An anonymous blogger is going to match our donation!
Yesterday and today, I'm celebrating the simple pleasures of life, and you are helping me. For each person who participates with a list, a poem, or a prose piece about the joy of simple things, my family will donate $2.00 to Heartline Ministries for their medical clinic and other programs in Haiti. The Heartline Ministries blog by John McHoul will tell you more about what they are doing.
We have 98 separate posts as of 7 p.m. Pacific time. Post your piece by midnight today, and include a link to my blog. Then pop in here to say you’ve posted your “Simple Things.” Don't forget to notify me that you’ve posted. You can borrow the “Simple Things” photo. If you don’t have a blog, a comment on my blog will count too if you tell me so.
What I've noticed so far while traveling the blogs, reading your "Simple Things," is that a lot of us cherish our first cup of coffee in the morning.
We also love the laughter of children.
Simple things that are priceless: good music, good books, good spouses, cats, dogs, smiles ~~~ all things that can be savored without spending money.
Everyone has been a joy to read. I visit your blogs with a smile on my face. And guess what? I sip my favorite cup of coffee too.
Some simple things that make me blessed:
water running from my faucet on command, and it's clean and drinkable
my daughters' beautiful smiles
I'm warm and dry, although it's stormy out
a smooth ocean-polished stone found on the beach
greeting a friend
the fact that people from Scotland, Norway, Australia, Germany, India, Canada, South America, the Phillipines, and both coasts up and down the US have joined in this one particular blog here, to wish Haiti well and make my family send money to a worthy cause.
I can make my mother smile
Thanks to Christina at Soul Aperture for her permission to use this idea.