Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lacey's Journey of Joy

Click on badge above to go to Lacey's website for all details.

As we move forward into spring, I will be working hard to promote my newest project, 30 Days of Joy, here at my charity blog site PhotoBlog for Change.

Please sign up to sponsor me by using the FirstGiving badge above, or the widget on the sidebar at the right.

I would also appreciate your help in spreading the word about this project and this site. Please use the html banners or text links below in your websites, blogs, or emails to tell others to sponsor 30 Days of Joy in April 2010!

With this photo blogging project, I will be collecting sponsorships for donation to the Angela Shelton Foundation, to help survivors of abuse and violence to heal and live full and joyful lives. In return for your donations, I will post one photo I have taken, representing joy or healing, each day in the month of April.

April is sexual assault awareness month, and this is a great way to show your support!

Thanks so much, for all your help!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

You Always Have A Choice

The dirty underwear is calling, "Wash me!"

I am catching a break between my daughter's volleyball games at a hometown tournament, so I ran home to write. That was my choice. I can't say I didn't feel a bit selfish leaving. I mean parents are suppose to sign up to help with the event, by taking admissions, helping in the concession stand. If I felt others judgement it was of my own doing. I had a choice and I made it.

I have a choice as I sit here writing; fold 4 loads of clean laundry or write. I made my choice. I do find pleasure and a sense of accomplishment in doing dishing, washing clothes and cleaning toilets. This morning I vacuumed the upstairs hallway and stairs. I couldn't stand it any longer. Admit it ladies, we get a rush when we hear those little particles of unwanted pieces getting sucked into the vacuum. INSTANT GRATIFICATION.

If you have time to follow your passions and keep a spotless house without killing yourself, I am envious. If keeping a spotless house is keeping you so busy, giving you an excuse to avoid your true self, well it is what it is. If you are killing yourself following your passions, you have some choices to make and some decluttering to do.

Most of the time I can accept loads of laundry and a sink full of dishes. I have a full life, but lately I am feeling as if I need to make some difficult choices. They are mine to make, taking into consideration my families well being. We love each other dearly. I know what I need to do and some days I feel I may not be strong enough. We've all been there from time to time.

When I have a choice between, love and fear. I choose love.
When I have a choice between me or you. I choose me, when I am low on fuel and have nothing to give to you. I choose being myself.
When I have a choice between writing or doing dishes. I choose dishes sometimes.
When I have a choice between my intuition (born beliefs) and borrowed beliefs. I choose to do my best to shred my fear, look past borrowed beliefs and go with my intuition.

Making choices means being OK with making some mistakes. Time to let go of some things and make more room for what is important, my passions, my family and helping others. I'm off, back to the high school to watch my daughter play volleyball. Life is a joy. This is what I love about volleyball.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Don't Take the PP Out

People and Process make the Technology work magic. Never take it out. We must have reverence for where the technology came from.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I am So Damn Passionate about....

I am so damn passionate about writing that I got out of bed at 12:00 am to write this.
I am so damn passionate about my personal mission that I would do it even if I didn't get paid. (oh ya I'm not making any money, yet.)
I am so damn passionate about hearing the click of the keys that I am not copying and pasting "I am so damn passionate" at the beginning of each sentence.
I am so damn passionate about the mission of Enchanted Makeovers and Angela Shelton that I do my best work when it is in the name of their (our) mission.
I am so damn passionate about seeing somebody's eyes light up when they have an Ah Ha moment. A moment of clarity that sets them down a path of discovering their B*a*g.
I am so damn passionate about joining forces with other passionate travelers of life.
I am so damn passionate about truly being myself.
I am so damn passionate about listening to other's stories.
I am so damn passionate about helping others succeed.
I am so damn passionate about dancing.
WHAT ARE YOU SO DAMN PASSIONATE ABOUT? LIFE WITHOUT PASSION IS MEDIOCRE AT BEST. You know that saying, "pay yourself first." Pay yourself with passion first and the money will come. I believe in your passion. Do you? One can always start with, "I am so damn passionate about finding my passion."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Traveling Sanctuary Sisterhood - Message of Hope

The Traveling Sanctuary Project™ - A Pillowcase ~ A Card ~ A Message of Hope

Inspired by a poem that came to the Dancing B*a*g Lady while in the stillness, the Project Traveling Sanctuary™ Pillowcase set is a gift that connects women, creates an inclusive sisterhood and raises money to create sanctuaries for women and children living in shelters.

You can share your message of hope with women at New House Shelter.

  1. Visit Enchanted Makeovers website to view the upcoming Recipes of Hope Event.

  2. Comment on this post with your short message of hope.

  3. Modern B*a*g Ladies will transcribe your message on a Traveling Sanctuary postcard.

  4. The numbered postcard will be attached to a pillowcase and gifted to the women living at New House Shelter in Kansas City.

  5. Modern B*a*g Ladies will provide you with a number to match to a return message.

  6. A self address stamped postcard is provided with the pillowcase, so the receiver can return a message of hope.

  7. Modern B*a*g Ladies posts Traveling Sanctuary Sisterhood messages on website, Facebook and Twitter.

Purchase a Traveling Sanctuary Project pillowcase set here. (purchase not necessary to share your message of hope with women at the Recipes of Hope Event with New House Shelter.)