Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giving Back

Recently, I participated in the Shop for the Cure event and was able to give money back to an organization I think very highly of - Susan B. Komen.  In my work in the corporate world we have lots of opportunity to give back and this year I feel really proud of my charitable contributions.  I also feel good when I can say to my son "I'm making this to sell to raise money for this...or that", and he can see first hand how important it is to give back.

This year has been another tough year personally.  Max's grandma has been sick and in the hospital since July, and we keep praying they will let her go home, even if going home means to die.

The economy is still struggling, some friends are still out of work, or some still in a job they are unhappy about.   The passing of friend's loved ones has hit this year, and well I still think there's the residue from 2009 still lingering.   So, for 2011 I hope that it is a much better year, a year of celebrating, a year of appreciating, a year of giving back.  Because at the end of the day, year, what you put out in the universe, does come back.    I feel blessed to have the people I have in my life, to have my beautiful son, my health, and my work.  I hope 2011 is a year I won't want to forget about.  A year full of hope and promise and peace.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Breast Cancer Fund Raising

It's getting near to the December 6th date and I finally finished my calendar for the Shop for the Cure event.  You can find it on my zibbet web site.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shop for the Cure - December 6th

Shop For the Cure

Zibbet Website for Shop for the Cure

November 27, 2010

The company I work for (Kelly Services, Inc.) is sponsoring fund raising for Breast Cancer.  It's being called "Shop for the Cure".  One thing that makes me really proud of Kelly Services is the amount of fund raising we do as a company.  It pretty much is throughout the year with the Susan B. Komen fund, the United Way and the March of Dimes, along with getting folks to donate blood for the American Red Cross.   We also have a Kelly Relief Fund that focuses on those in need, like when our Kelly families were devastated by Hurricane Katrina, or when other countries have been devastated by earthquakes or hurricanes, or other natural disasters, we as a company give to help those in need.  So when I can't get out to do volunteer work I try to get involved in the work activities if not directly involved, then giving to these worthwhile causes.

The "Shop for the Cure" event means that those items in my Zibbet shop will be part of this very worthwhile event.  20% of any sale will go directly to Susan B. Komen fund, and that means both my customers and myself will be giving to find a cure.  As someone who has had three family members affected by this disease (my aunt died at 43, my grandmother had to have a mastectomy and my sister was diagnosed and had to undergo radiation), I feel very strongly about finding a cure.

December 6 through December 8th, anything in my Zibbet shop that is purchased, 20% goes towards the Susan B. Komen fund.  So won't you "Shop for a Cure?"


Michele with a Single "L"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Book Review

I just finished Mitch Albom's book The 5 people you'll meet in Heaven. I'm not sure why it took me so long to read it because I love Mitch Albom. He's a fabulous writer. But I read it, and of course it left me pondering.

It was a good time to read a book like that. Someone I care about was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and I just can't help but wonder WHY CAN'T THEY FIND A CURE FOR CANCER! As I'm sure so many others have wondered...

So I just keep praying that we'll have some more time with her, since she is such an important part of our lives.