Good Morning Lovely Readers and a very warm welcome to Dragonfly and The Smiths - thank you for joining me.....
I blogged about 'paying it forward' while ago. I just love this idea - it gives me hope for the world.
Today Zena and I are off to a nearby town to represent Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/ I cannot begin to tell you how very grateful I am for this charity which placed Zena with me. When my hearing aids are out, she is my ears. When I am wearing them, she is my friend and my constant companion, and a reminder to people that I probably won't hear everything they say. When we are out and about, her burgundy coat lets people know that they have to look at me so that I can lip read or I won't hear them. When we are in school, she is the best behaviour management system I have ever seen - no student ever wants to upset Zena and so they behave - she soothes, she calms, she loves unconditionally, she forgives in an instant, she is utterly loyal....
So today, we are off to a coffee morning to show a presence for a man who has been on the waiting list with Hearing Dogs and is waiting to have a Hearing Dog placed with him. He is raising money for the charity and we are doing our bit by showing a Hearing Dog to people who might not know much about the charity, raising awareness of the incredible work this charity and the dogs do. It costs thousands to train and keep a Hearing Dog and every little helps. We are 'paying it forward'.
Our dogs give us so much and in particular Assistance Dogs.
As we approach Easter, whatever our belief system, I think that we can hold on to a message of hope for the world. Where would we be without hope?
What warms your heart? What gives you hope?
I know that many of you already pay it forward - do share your stories - they are always so inspiring.
Does this make you think? It did me!
Maybe that is why we thrifters gain more than savings from our labours - we are holding out for a world where money is not a god! We try to use what we have and save our beautiful planet from more landfill sites. If we can't use something, we pass it to someone who can. The Duchess of Frugonia on the Frugal Forum called me a sideways thinker ....... I love that. Are you a sideways thinker?
Later, time permitting, I will show you my latest thrifted make.....
In the meantime, I wish you love, light, peace, and a wonderful Saturday.
Love Mrs Thrifty