Hello one and all! When I was growing up, my mother used to (and still, does, I think) visit this site called GreaterGood. It's actually a collection of linked sites that all have a button for people to click; it costs nothing, but each day it contributes to causes such as breast cancer research, rainforest … Continue reading Give Good A Number – #3: Donating Doesn’t (Always) Cost Money
Hello one and all! Recently I've begun challenging myself to be a better person and do nice things for other people. Well the last time I went to the store, an opportunity presented itself to me. This particular store is one that sometimes prints coupons along with your receipt. On this day, said coupon was … Continue reading Give Good A Number – #2: Leave Your Coupons
Hello one and all! This week I've been reading "One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just A Little Bit Better" by Erin McHugh, a book about - well, about trying to be just a little bit better. McHugh writes tales of family, friendship, coworkers, and strangers, as she attempts to look for … Continue reading Give Good A Number – #1: Stand Up
Hello. Today I saw something that infuriated me; a pregnant woman smoking. I have strong feelings against smoking in general, and if somebody has an issue with that, too bad. Smoking is the "leading preventable cause of death in the United States", and there are negative effects from second-hand and third-hand smoke as well. Here's … Continue reading PSA: Smoking is Bad – For Everyone
Hello one and all! It's been a long, productive, and tiring week, filled with the usual frustrations (and then some). But there have also been plenty of lovely things! When I set up my planner/tracker booklet, I added a gratitude page. I've been diligent in filling it out so far, and here's what I have … Continue reading Little Bits of Joy
Hello one and all! So. Crackers. Pretty simple food, right? Apparently not when I try to bake them from scratch. I've made them twice now, and both times they've turned out edible (in fact, my partner loves them - and took them all to work with him), but they just don't quite look right. It … Continue reading Master the Cracker!
Hello one and all! Sometimes it's the smallest things that can stick through a day. This morning, after my hair-tie broke, I put my hair up in a bun with a crochet hook. My partner thought it looked nice, so I left it as is. All day long, I kept expecting somebody to give me … Continue reading Beyond Its Role