So on this “Day of the Dead” called Halloween in the USA, instead of being a part of the “Grateful Dead,” be a part of the GRATEFUL LIVING by finding a way to GIVE generously to those in need in YOUR community.
Tell me about your endeavors. (Here I am at our Food Bank here in Ennis, MT.)
Make it a sweet one! See ya later
On my last post, I said, “See ya tomorrow,” and expected to “bee” on my way,
but then I got this award from Yeka at YBP – It’s All About Love:
Yeka accompanied the award with this note:
As you’d know by now, I’m all about LOVE! And I believe in spreading love with the highest levels of passion!
In gratitude to you for your gracious outpouring of love, I’d love to give back love a billionfold. This is my happy way of saying THANK YOU!!!
What better way to do that than to SHARE THE LOVE! I’ve come up with a special award that I believe we should all receive and generously pass on.
I’d like to start off our happy LOVE FLOW by nominating fellow bloggers who live out love and inspiration here on our WP community.
My intention is to spread our LOVE community-wide and so I’d appreciate your happy participation. And if you choose not to participate, I hope your nomination puts a smile in your heart knowing that you are loved and appreciated.”
Her nomination DID put a smile on my face… and so I continued reading and she helped me know how to do #1 … although it’s not quite at the top.
I thank you, Yeka for this award. Let me share your guidelines:
Attach the BEE LOVE AWARD LOGO on top of your post.
Share your Definition of LOVE and How You Live Out LOVE.
Nominate your fellow bloggers who live out love
and inspiration on WP. (Love knows no limits, so nominate as many
fellow bloggers you’d like to shine your light on!)
Reka’s Definition of LOVE:
“Love is the ultimate reason we were born. We live for love. We live through love. We live to love.“
How Reka is Living Out LOVE:
She wrote: “LOVE is action to me. So, in my own simple way, I love by helping others become the best versions of themselves. I help them realize how sweetly blessed and richly loved they truly are. I celebrate them!”
Reka’s BEE LOVE AWARD Nominees (I am just showing you mine… it’s part of her1st Batch ….. She said there are “More Happy Batches to come!!!” You can see them when you click on the link to her original blog.
It’s a snowy, blowy, ccccold day here in south-western Montana. An easy day to feel blue, trapped, captive. But, there is a remedy!
Are you feeling blue? Take time to plant seeds of love. You’ll be the blossom.
This may not look much like “Seeds of Love,” but if you were not feeling well, your husband is just home after being hospitalized for a week or so after surgery, and I called to say I was bringing you dinner, you might feel the love. Wouldn’t you?
I sprinkled it with “seeds of love” (I used celery seeds) and off I went.
I feel warmer already! There’s no better way to cheer yourself up than to reach out with love to cheer up someone else.
My friend, Gloria, and her husband Bob Wilson, are in Hawaii right now. I may not have had a beautiful sunset last night here in gray, cold Montana, nor a gorgeous sunrise this morning, but the Wilsons did. Thanks to the internet, their generosity, answered prayer, and miraculous cancer treatments, I could enjoy these scenes with them.
ThePhysical Beautyof Health
So, as I thank God for another visually beautiful day, I also Thank the Lord for the beauty of health. Gloria is experiencing miraculous cancer treatments (it was in her lungs and brain and lymph system). The amazing treatments have given back her life and her ability to travel and enjoy such beautiful scenes as these.
Praying for Others’ Beautiful Day
Do you have friends/family who have “Beat the Big C” or are in the process now of treatments? My cousin, Cliff, has scheduled surgery for esophageal cancer this week… and Bob’s sister, Bonnie, is seeing the doctor today about continued radiation and chemo related to breast cancer.
Thanks to our many medical advances, the “Big C” does not have to mean a death sentence these days. My husband, Bob, is an 12 year survivor of prostate cancer. He had it frozen. There are so many options for people who are diagnosed with the disease these days. We can pray and ask God for His mercy and healing, but God also expects us to do our part by becoming educated.
After Bob’s diagnosis, we called another cousin of mine who is the “Prostate Cancer Survivor Poster Child” and we asked for his advice. He sent us to YANA.org (at that time it was a website called “You Are Not Alone” where men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer could go to learn about other men’s journey toward wellness). Now, trying to Google it, I discovered lots of YANA sites… but not the one Bob spent days where he read histories of others and learned about their treatment options, choices, and successes. There are so many places to go to get ideas. You don’t have to take the first idea the oncologist throws out at you! Be your own best advocate!