Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Promise ~ Sunday #2

Here I am,
the second Sunday of December
and as promised from
and continuing from Sunday #1 (Dec 5 post)
I accomplished two activities this week.

Again,
they took very little money,
and even less time,
but they come from my heart...

Gift #3:
Giving warm mittens, toques and scarves
to the Newcomer Welcome Centre.
Can you imagine leaving your home country
where it's +30c (+86F)
to find a better life in Canada,
and stepping off the plane
where it's -35c (-31F) or worse weather?
Some of these people come with nothing.
There are wee little ones, small children,
women and men.
Hopefully my gift of new items
will make someones life a little warmer!

(NOTE: I am working on a project this week
that adds on to this gift!)


Gift #4:
I took some Christmas baking to a friend
who had surgery last week.
She's on crutches and can't get around.
Turtle Brownies.
They were still warm when I delivered them.
mmmm....

I have a confession to make...
I kept a few brownies for me and my boys...

Well... I'm only human after all! ;)

"How do you say 'thank you' for sunshine or health,
for clear days or gentle rains,
for happiness, joy or love?
You say it by sharing what you have.
You say it by making the world a better place
in which to live."
~ Thomas D. Willhite

Watch for another "My Promise" post next Sunday night.

Have a beautiful week!

Peace on Earth

35 comments:

Deb said...

What a wonderful post. You not only are very giving but you are very creative with your ideas. I think giving mitts and hats is a wonderful thing to do. I bet you really enjoyed picking them all out for the families. Your brownies look yummy and who wouldn't love some home-made baking when they can't bake themselves. Great idea, again. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Linda Robinson said...

That is so nice.. You are such a sweetheart! You do inspire me..
I just gave a little chunk of money to our local food bank.. See your rubbing off on me my friend.

Hope you have a happy day!

4smartmonkeys said...

You are doing a great job! I'm getting my kids involved in things and they are having a blast. They realize giving is fun :)

Brownies look delish! And I love all the mittens, gloves, hats, etc. What a neat idea!

Tracy said...

Catherine,
What a warm and lovely post...those brownies look scrumptious! I don't blame you, I might have kept a few myself.
You are such a jewel to give so...AND an inspiration!

S. Etole said...

A heart-warming gift as well ... those brownies look yummy.

GreatGranny said...

This is such a thoughtful way of giving to others in this season of giving. Those brownies look so good. I would have kept a few too.

Brian said...

You promises posts always make me smile so big!

wncmountainliving said...

Such heartwarming gifts - the gloves,hats and brownies!

BeadedTail said...

Those are both such wonderful gifts and not only warms your heart but others' as well. It's a great idea to offer ways to keep warm for families who come there unprepared. The turtle brownies will surely make your friend feel better!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Catherine. You are such an inspiration.... That is so special to give of yourself like that. I know that this Christmas will and does have more meaning to you this year because of your generosity.

Hugs,
Betsy

Eve said...

How wonderful to read about the act of giving during the holidays instead of the consumerism the season has turned into. I'm new to your blog, but it's already one of my favorites!

Stacey Dawn said...

Wonderful and kind acts... and those brownies look delish!

It's me said...

Wonderful !!...i am very proud of you darling......yammie that brouwnies!!!.............love Ria.....

lila Check said...

What a wonderful post.
What else can I say?
hugs
lila

♥ helen said...

You have a lovely blog :)
The Christmas header in your blog is beautiful.

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

You made my heart feel warm and cozy this morning -- thank you :)

Those brownies look amazing and the mittens look very warm -- I'm certain your gifts were appreciated more than you'll ever know.

p.s. You are one of the treat winners in the giveaway -- hop over to Catladyland!

The Monkeys said...

I just love reading about these wonderful things you're doing. It's very inspiring!

Kea said...

Oh, Catherine...Your blog lifts my heart.

Blessings and Joy to you!

Luiza said...

Came by to wish you a wonderful week!!!!

Hope you and the family are feeling wonderful =)!

Hugs/
Luiza

Hot Rocks said...

You are an angel!

Forever Foster said...

What a lovely lady you are. We bet the mittens will not only keep the newcomers bodies warm,but their hearts too in knowing that there are kind welcoming people in their new community.

Your last promise post inspired us. We bagged up the toys in our cupboard that we've never played with, and cleared out the sealed bags of treats from our stockpile to give to the Santa Paws drive our vet is running. Thankyou for planting the seed :)

Bossy Betty said...

Warn mittens and scarves and warm brownies. Your warm heart inspires us all!

I am Cat's Mom said...

What a wonderful kind person you are. And I know you are this all year, not just at Christmas. I love you and miss you. MOM

Kerri said...

You are inspiring my friend .... and I LOVE the quote!

CatherineLovesRoses said...

My dear friend Catherine, you are doing a wonderful job, things like these are the ones that help us being a better person day by day, step by step. Thank you for inspiring us with your love and kindness.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Hugs&Kisses

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Being a Saskatchewan gal you know first hand the meaning of cold and why it is so important to have warm hats and mitts.
A perfect promise to make and keep.
The kitty misbehaving with the tree finds me smiling, as mine can be found climbing ours.
Susan

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your brownies look delicioussss!
Have a magical week, Catherine xxx

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

You're making so many people's Christmas special this year... Including all your blog friends who get to read about your beautiful holiday spirit!

Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com
(36 year old fulltime RVer living la vida loca with a cute-butt husband and a stink-butt dog!)

Ann said...

Awesome gifts, the hats, scarves and mittens were a wonderful idea. I bet your friend really appreciated the turtle brownies. I would have saved a few of them too. they look delicious.

Tamago said...

You are an angel! These gifts to the Newcomer Welcome Centre will warm many people's hearts!
It is perfectly okay for you to keep some brownies for you and your family :-) They look so yummy!!

Lin said...

You are such a kind soul, Catherine! ;)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You are such a kind and giving person! Great ideas for newcomers. What a wonderful friend you are for making the brownies...and delivering while still warm!! Above an beyond the call!
*hugs*Deb

ratieh said...

your brownies looks sooo yummy! =D

Jen said...

Took me awhile to figure it out, but I've found the best way to "forget" about all your troubles and woes is to focus on someone else's for a while (DD and I have been fairly industrious this month making hats and scarves for the homeless).
I would like a brownie please ;o)

Jaime said...

You have such a beautiful heart.
So giving and thoughtful.

And I would have saved some of those brownies for myself too...turtle?? oh my. How delicious!!

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