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Grateful …. for YOU!


You know, when I started this blogging page some years ago I did so with this blind dream of being connected to people all over the world. I wanted to write brilliant things that are both an encouragement and an inspiration. 

Along the way I’ve found that some things I’ve expected have come true – I knew that there would be times that the spirit would move me and my words and ideas would just simply flow upon the page. Glad that has been true – not always, but mostly.

I really thought that I would be here writing several times a week. The ebbs and flows of life have at times tripped me up on this goal. But it’s okay because the life I am leading is worth skipping a time or two of expression in order to live it fully. 

I’ve imagined having meaningful conversations back and forth with my readers – and I’ve had some comments but surprisingly, not as many as I imagined. And I’ve come to have peace with that. When you are moved to interact, know that I find it a blessing. And when you are not, know that I find your visits to be a blessing.

But what has truly astounded me is that truly, there are people from every corner of the world who come to this page and soak in the poetry, the thoughts and pondering of my heart. I am grateful for your visits. I am encouraged to continue to share my voice in the world. I hope that through time, this will grow, the conversations will occur. And above all things …. I hope my insights and the parts of my soul that come out to play in this forum somehow bring you the smiles that you have always brought to me.

Stop back and be blessed!

~ Barb

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Help please!


ImageHi – I’m trying to diagnose a problem and I need your help please. For the last 21 days I have seen no comments, likes, or reactions (other than the normal blocked spam) from my blog. While one might think this was simply a slump, I’ve never had any day with zero comments so 21 days is making me think there’s a problem. This is especially true as I usually get a surge of comments as I pick my new monthly charity for Comments for a Cause.

So I need to see if this is a technical problem. Would my readers please add a comment below so I can see if this is a technical issue? Since technical help doesn’t have email or contact info I don’t know another way to run a test.

If it’s not technical, well, let me know that too and I’ll step up my game on the content. Thanks all and be blessed!

Comments for a Cause – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital


April’s Comments for a Cause – Guide Dogs of America was a sweet charity that brings both joy and assistance to those who need a guide. I hope that you will click on the link (name) above and check them out. We sometimes forget that these service dogs work so hard and those that train them are bringing a loving service into our world. Kudos to them and I’ve made my donation. 🙂

logoMay’s Comment for a Cause Charity:  CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

This cause holds a dear spot in my heart. Both of my children found themselves needing the assistance of this hospital throughout their growing years, and I know that they saved the lives of both of my children at critical and emergent times. I am forever grateful for the service that this organization brings to children in every family I know. They care for our greatest treasure, our children, during times of injury, critical illness, mental illness, and so much more. They are located in multiple locations throughout Cincinnati.

I feel honored to have been associated with them before being a member of their Kindervelt volunteer organization when my children were young, and volunteering in their gift shop for several years when transitioning from part-time to full time work. I saw first hand the hearts of those that work there – their care is so evident when you watch them interact with the children, and also the loving compassion they give the families.

Even if this is not your local children’s hospital, I hope that you will leave a comment, and share this blog for additional comments, on behalf of every child in every hospital.

I am blessed to call out Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for my May charity. Leave a note – it’s free for you and my donation (per comment) is fulfilling for me. Be blessed!

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Comments Help Charities


For each legitimate comment I receive on my blog for the month of December, I will be donating 50 cents to Heartprints charity in Cincinnati. Comment away and help me help my favorite causes each month! I’ll choose a different charity each month. Thanks and be blessed!

See this month’s blog about HEARTPRINTS.

Comments for a Cause – HEARTPRINTS.ORG


Hi all,

Today I heard about a totally cool idea and have decided to jump in with both feet. A fellow blogger that I follow, Beth Ann shared this with me. Check out her blog “It’s Just Life”. She’s been doing this for many months and feels the gratitude of her giving. I can’t help but catch the idea and carry it on.

So here’s how it works – the first day of each month I will pick a charity or cause and write about it here on my blog. At the end of the month I’ll count up all the legitimate comments I receive on that one blog and donate 50 cents per comment. I’m a day late to start but promise not to be a dollar short.  🙂

DECEMBER 2012 CHARITY is:   HEARTPRINTS  HP_mark

Heartprints is a wonderful, fledgling charity started by my friend Brian Siegel here in Cincinnati. I met Brian a couple of years ago by accidental connection. Well, I don’t believe in coincidences but I do believe in God and I know this chance meeting was at His hand! Brian had a vision to eradicate poverty of education. And as a pioneer always does, he put his money and actions where his mouth (and heart and dreams) is. He started this charity as a way to change lives of poor children – with a 3 pronged approach – tutoring, charitable giving, and job assistance.  After our connection Brian asked me to be on the Board of Directors. I did that willingly and with all my heart. I loved being a part of the early days.  And while my schedule doesn’t allow me to be as involved as my heart wants to be, I certainly can spread the word.

Heartprints is growing and evolving and I’m proud that he is bringing his dream to life. Check out the website, and donate your time, talent, or treasure if you so feel called.   www.heartprints.org

And in the meantime, don’t forget to leave your comments here on the blog so I can give the maximum donation with your help. Every comment counts so rack ’em up folks and help me, help my cause.

Be blessed!!!!