Friday, October 2, 2009

t.g.i.f.~ count your blessings ~ share ~ create

"The winds will blow their
own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you
like the leaves of Autumn."
...John Muir

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.”
...Author Unknown via Real Simple
~ Ever wonder which brands to use in
promoting eco-sustainability?
Here is the latest list of green brands to consider...
Top 10 green brandnames
2. Burt's Bees
3. Tom's of Maine
4. SC Johnson
5. Toyota
6. P&G
7. Wal-Mart
8. Ikea
9. Disney
10. Dove

~ Living in this down economy frugally?
I came across a handy list from
Real Simple.
Re-use, don't just recycle!
Here are a couple of examples from::
50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things
"Make no-mess pancakes
with the help of a ketchup bottle:
Pour in batter, then squeeze out precise portions."
"A Twister game mat makes a spot-on tablecloth
for a child’s birthday party:
Sticky spills and icing wash right off"
Be Thankful. Count your Blessings.
Reflect on these excerpts
from an e-mail that I received.
Although the numbers haven't been 'verified',
the impact of the thoughts are what counts...

''If you have food in the refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof overhead
and a place to sleep you are richer
than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change in a dish,
you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy .'
''And if you get this on your own computer,
you are part of the 1% in the world
who has that opportunity.'
''If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness ...
you are more blessed than the many
who will not even survive this day .'
''If you have never experienced
the fear in battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture,
or the pangs of starvation ....
you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.'
''If you can choose to attend a church
without the fear of harassment, arrest,
torture or death you are envied by,
and more blessed than
three billion people in the world.'
''If your parents are still alive
and still married ....
you are very, very rare .'
''If you can hold your head up and smile,
you are not the norm, you're unique to
all those in doubt and despair.'
"Ok, what now? How can I start?
If you can read this message,
you just received a double blessing
in that someone was
thinking of you as very special,
and you are more blessed
than over two billion people in the world
who cannot read at all.'
"Have a good day,
count your blessings,
and if you want,
pass this along to remind
everyone else how blessed we all are."

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