Thursday, 20 February 2014

20 Ways You Can Pass on Random Acts of Kindness

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  1. Help out a little old lady in the grocery store when she can’t reach something on a higher shelf
  2. Snow blow your neighbour's driveway
  3. Give someone a ride somewhere so they don’t have to take a bus or a taxi; even if it’s out of your way
  4. Besides leaving a good tip, tell a waiter / waitress how well they did their job
  5. When you are shopping in the grocery store, and have extra coupons you don’t need, give them to other people who you see picking up those products
  6. Make a homemade pot of soup and give someone at your church who you think needs it or would appreciate it right now
  7. Give a needy family some groceries / toys / money / gift cards; anonymously
  8. If you take the bus, pay for someone else’s bus fare
  9. Cut a neighbour's grass this week so they don’t have to do it
  10. Give someone a tank of gas (leave a gas gift card in their mail box)
  11. Pay for coffee for the person in line behind you in the drive through
  12. Pay for someone else’s purchases when you’re in the express line at the store
  13. When you’re in a restaurant pay for the meal of another couple at another table
  14. Walk your neighbour's dog
  15. Donate some money to a church or charity in someone else’s name, so they will get the tax receipt
  16. Babysit your friend’s kids, for free
  17. Pay for someone else’s hair do when you’re at the stylist
  18. Pay for someone’s over-due fees at the library
  19. Babysit a friend / family member’s dog for free while they’re on vacation
  20. Give a teenager an iTunes gift card when you’re at the music store

Sunday, 9 February 2014

New Website Launch

Photo Credit:  Paul Duarte Photography
I've just launched a new website called 
Breaking the Window - It's about helping to break stigma against mental illness and abuse; one window at a time.  Stigma hurts!  Every Time! 

The mission statement is:   
It is the mission of Breaking the Window to reach out to people in all areas of life to help, empower, inspire, and educate them in an effort to help break the stigma in the world surrounding Domestic Violence and Mental Health issues; and to help those suffering to build healthier, happier lives.  
I am welcoming guest authors to publish posts on this site that fall within the topics of our mission statement.  Check out the Guest Post Guidelines, and submit a post.  I'd love to hear from you!

The story behind the name 'Breaking the Window' is on the About Us page.  The website also has lots of resources listed for both Abuse and Mental Health issues.

Come and check it out!  Thank you.  

The website address is:

Sunday, 21 April 2013

5 Interesting but Useless Tidbits

  1. Did you know a "jiffy" is an actual unit of time? It denotes 1/100th of a second!
  2. There really is a day called “Tibbs Eve”... the day before Christmas Eve.
  3. Did you know the first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner?  The prototype subsequently evolved into the hairdryer we know today.
  4. The province of Quebec, in Canada, produces 80% of the world’s supply of maple syrup.  In August 2012 a supply worth millions was stolen.  Police found it in October in New Brunswick.  Pancake lovers worldwide breathed a sigh of relief.
  5. Did you know that paper shredders can chew mouse cords too?!  Yessiree,  ‘Tis a fact.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

I Am Your Addiction

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I hate meetings.  I hate your higher powers.  I hate anyone who has a "program."  To all who come into contact with me, I wish you suffering and I wish you death. 

Allow me to introduce myself.  I am the disease of addiction.  I am cunning, baffling, and powerful.  I h ave killed millions and I am pleased. 

I love to catch you with the element of surprise.  I love pretending I am your friend and lover..  I have given you comfort, have I not?  Wasn't I there when you were lonely?  When you wanted to die, wasn't I there when you called me?

I love to make you hurt.  I love to make you cry.  Better yet, I love to make you so numb you can neither hurt nor cry.  Isn't it true glory when you can't hurt at all?

I will give you instant gratification, and all that I ask from  you is long-term suffering.  I have always been there for you.  When things were going right in your life, you invited me.  You said you didn't deserve these things, and I was the only one who agreed with you.  Together we were able to destroy all the good things in your life. 

People don't take me seriously.  Take the strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes seriously.  Fools,, little they know that without my help, some of these things would not take place. 

I am such a hated disease, yet I do not come uninvited.  You choose to have me.  So  many people have chosen me over reality and peace of mind. 

More than you hate me, I hate all of you who have a 12-step program.  Your programs, your higher powers and your monthly meetings weaken me, and I can't function in the manner I am used to. 

Now I must lie here quietly.  You don't see me, but I am growing LARGER than ever.  When you only exist, I may live.  When  you live, I may only exist.  But I am here... waiting and growing, ready to strike the moment you pick up... and until we meet again, I wish you suffering and death whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.  It's all death no matter what you cal me.  I am your worst enemy!  I am your addiction. 
    
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