Friday, September 10, 2010

Spreading love follow up



Hello friends in blogger land. I have been away for a while attempting to get life in order as I am once again in the midst of college chaos.

I wanted to tie up some loose ends that have been floating about in the past few weeks. Bare with me because they actually all tie in together. I think....

 If you read my Mashugana blog you will find out I spoke about "spreading the love" week and my inspiration.
Here is the link to the blog if you want to read it. (I'll wait.)  ---> My Spreading love post part 1

I thought you might want to know some of the things I did for this week. If you do not mind, I will just list them and comment on them as need be. (Note: I do not generally like to boast or tell the things I do special for people but in this case Melissa asked we blog about it.)

1. Bought lunch for my captioner, Trish.  She is so incredibly helpful in my classes. I simply would be lost without her.  Besides "working" for me, she is my friend and I just appreciate her.
2. Sent special somethings to my pen pals. If you want to know more about that leave me a comment and I will try to find the link. (For some reason, I can't find it at the moment.)

Oh yes, I received a sweet note from Melissa. Along with the hand-written letter, I received this cute little bracelet. The bracelet is a reminder to spread love wherever and whenever you can. Thanks so much for the bracelet!
3. I made chili one night and decided to take a huge bowl to my neighbor. When she asked what this was for, I told her just because. It turned out she had just been home only a few minutes, tired and needed to eat.  Yesterday, I got a note from her, along with my bowl. The note essentially thanked me and told me that it could not have come at a better time because she had been going through a rough patch and needed a pick me up.  Who knew? See, you never know who needs a little love do you?
4. I gave some money to some guy  for a cup of coffee.
5. I paid a guys bus fair one day.
6. The biggest thing I did, with my hubby, mom and kids as co-conspirators was plan a surprise bbq.  Well, actually, we started planning it 2 weeks prior to this week but the bbq happened last Saturday.

As I have noted recently, my Aunt has been going through chemo this summer. This past Tuesday she was scheduled to have a double mastectomy. My hubby and I wanted to be there for her. So....
We conspired with said co-conspirators to plan a bbq in her honor (and of another aunt who is 25 year survivor) and fly in unbeknownst to no other family members. We totally kept it secret! Needless to say, it was a wonderful surprise by all and especially to my aunt! (side note: the family has not seen my hubby since last Dec. 2009 and not seen me since Jan.)
 Here are several photos from that party.

My Aunt M. whom the party was for




My Aunt C., 25 year survivor...I painted this rock for her.


One of my brothers taking over BBQ-ing
Me & my Grand-baby...first time I had seen her!
My cousin, Me & her hubby goofing off
This is my Uncle J. He had this shirt made special for Aunt M.


All in all, it was a good week!! However, just because the week had ended does not mean I cannot do special things for people I know or don't know. Spreading love and not hate should always be in my mind as well as others. Our world is a much better place when we continue to spread the love around.

Have a great weekend.
Peace...Naila Moon







 
 

13 comments:

  1. stopping by to follow you

    Looks like a great party. Blessings to your aunt. My grandmother was a 50 yr survivor and had 1 breast removed. Blessings and prayers

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  2. I'm follower #14! So glad I found you from the blog hop. I love the variety of interesting stuff you have here. Especially the item about making chili for your neighbor, though you had no idea what good timing you had. I believe when someone has a heart of kindness, as you obviously do, it makes it easier for the angels to guide you to where you are needed. Very precious.
    Back soon.
    Jennifer "Madame" Perry
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  3. That's a great shirt! Way to go Unc! Thanks for stopping by today. I already follow you. What you may not know is NightOwlMama is my daughter, and as she said above my mother was a Cancer survivor. She had her breast removed in 1961. Back then medical technology wasn't as advanced as it is now, but she was with us until 2006, and she was 84, she was 39 the time of her operation. I'll pray for your Aunt & family that they may ALL remain healthy. Have a great weekend.

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  4. I love all the things you've been doing to spread the love and this party looks wonderful. What a way to celebrate life!

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  5. hi there! thanks so much for stopping by my blog! i am now your latest follower! congrats on all the sweet things you have been doing! i love the surprise bbq~the pics look like so much fun! have a great weekend! xo

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  6. thanks for stopping by and for your comment - I love your post, sharing is definitively the way to go! there's nothing better than doing something without expecting anything in return... and then, somehow, something great happens! that is the payback!! Love your uncle's t-shirt! have a great weekend,

    OJ - www.castazero.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for the follow. Happy to follow you back! :)

    By the way, what a wonderful party and a fantastic surprise for your aunt. I'm sending lots of prayers her way.

    I hope you're having a nice weekend.

    Take care!

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  8. Aw, what a very sweet spread the love update!!! All of the things you've done are so wonderful and filled with love. That BBQ looks like such a fun time!

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by The House on the Corner ~ I'm following back!

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  10. I left an award for you on my blog!!

    You can pick it up at http://donnashouseonthecorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/ive-been-awarded.html

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  11. What a lovely gathering! I know your aunts must have been surprised and so appreciative. Getting to see your grandchild must have been awesome too!

    Thanks for stopping by to see me. I've been away and now trying to catch up. Guess I'm your newest follower so will be checking out your blog.

    Have a great week!
    Pat

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  12. Thank you to all of those who have chosen to follow me this time. I do appreciate all of your comments and followings.
    Peace...Naila Moon

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  13. I LOVE all that you're doing to spread the love! The world needs more positivity - thanks for doing more than your share! I'm your newest follower!

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Thank you for reading and dropping by. I always appreciate your comments. ~Naila Moon