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Tag Archives: philanthropy

Give thanks today and every day

Happy Thanksgiving! After spending a fun day with our family and seeing everyone’s posts today on Facebook and Instagram sharing their gratitude lists, I wondered…could we all give thanks not just … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Preparing for Thanksgiving

The busy holiday season is upon us. Of course, I’m aware that it seems all of the seasons are the “busy ones” these days. If you don’t believe me, just … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A New York state of mind…

Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire east coast affected by the super storm Sandy. Especially thinking of New Jersey as we have family there and are so relieved they … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Month two of my giving challenge

It’s been a while, friends, but yeah, I’m still here. And yes, my challenge to get my spending in line with my values is still on! Happy to report that … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Add it up: month one of my giving challenge

As of last Friday, the first month of my challenge to split my discretionary income between myself and giving to others officially closed. I’m afraid I spoke too soon when … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Crunching the numbers: can I stick to a budget?

First, thanks to all of you who read my last post and gave your encouragement either here or on Facebook! But I know what is really of interest is HOW … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Give ’til it hurts?

My blog puts in plain view my hearty and unabashed enjoyment of many extravagances in fashion, food, travel, etc.  And I have been, to date, unapologetic about my love of these … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Refueling by feeding the hungry

My youngest daughter and I spent the evening at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis serving food for their regular Community Meals program. This was our first time … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Capturing what’s best about Christmas

I have a Christmas story to share that I have told only a few. Mainly because what I did was dangerous, naive, and some would say downright stupid. My only … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Giving thanks and teaching gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  We’re enjoying a low-key Thanksgiving day with our extended family, so grateful to see them, and have our kids get to spend time with some … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · Leave a comment