Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanks and Giving and Believing in the Magic…

Thanks and Giving and Believing in the Magic…
… Even when those voices tell you not to.

I believe in humanity.

It’s about reaching for that inner child, the one the world is choking. It’s about having the courage to believe, even when it seems there is nothing left to believe in.

I believe in compassion.

It’s about keeping the magic real for one more generation, and then for another, and another. It’s digging into ones soul for that most painful fear and replacing it with one simple word that sparks all other words into being…

I believe in peace.

It’s the basis of religion, it’s the basis of science, it’s behind every child that grows up to be successful, and it’s the fundamental building block of freedom and equality. 

I believe in believing.

It is the one word that if taken from our vocabulary, the world would stop existing. It’s the one word that made man discover the world is round, or that man could fly like the birds, the word that moves all things into action, from dream… to reality…

…It is imagination. And I believe.

This Thanksgiving, I’m giving and I’m saying thanks. And I’m going to pay you to say thanks too… 

…well sort of.

Thank YOU for reading this blog and for coming back again. Thank you for taking the time to read my words before I’m even published and thank you, for paying it forward.

Here’s the deal, I’m going to donate $1.00 (Up to $200 total) for each comment below to the Golden Harvest Food Bank. For every dollar donated, Golden Harvest can provide $7.00 worth of food.

On December 1st 2011, I will take a picture of the donation, as it happens, and post it  here. 

But that’s not all, in honor of the release of Breaking Dawn Part 1, you also have the chance to win Stephanie Meyer’s The Host AND a $20 Visa gift card.

So what the heck are waiting for?

 Here are the rules:

1.)    Be a follower of this blog.
2.)    Leave a comment with 3 things (minimum) you are thankful for.
3.)    Tell everyone about this blog and brag about it here.
4.)     Leave your email address before you go.

 Contest ends November 30th, 2011.

If you should be inspired to join this effort and have a similar give away on your blog, please remember to post your link here, so we can keep this momentum moving forward.

Have a wonderful November and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. What an awesome thing you're doing!

    I'm thankful that my children are healthy
    I'm thankful for my full pantry
    I'm thankful for places like Golden Harvest that ensure others have a full pantry

    email-thenewfarmwife (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Those are all really thoughtful answers Nichole. Thanks for joining my effort.

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