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Posts by jacqueline
When was the last time you were in your local Public Library? I’m in ours often, sometimes as much as twice a week. I use it for all kinds of services – borrowing books, ( Blogging for Dummies came in very handy over the past month!), dvd’s, story time for my son, a great coffee bar, free wifi, special speakers. The list goes on. The library offers so much for our family that I wanted to feature public libraries as one of my first GIVES. I know you can get just about any book online these days and read them on your IPAD but there is something very special about the feel of the paper under your hands and being able to curl up in bed and fall asleep with a book on your chest ( I have perfected the art of still holding the book up and sleeping ).
Give 3 / Day 3
Today, I made a book donation to the West Vancouver Public Library. I had a few new books that had been sitting untouched for far to long on the book shelf that needed to be put to some good use. If I donated the books to the library I can then borrow them any time and now this also includes anyone else that cares to do so. Books are to be shared, discussed and enjoyed by as many people as possible. The more our children read the more they learn, they more there brains are in use, the more they get to explore the world through their learning. In turn this the less they watch TV they watch and the less internet searching they do.
Don’t have the time to GIVE today? Let me help you. The Literacy Site makes giving just one click away. Click onto the link I provided and follow the message. For every click they receive on their site sponsors will pay for books for children. 100% of the donation goes to books. We love this. Take 10 seconds and do your GIVE of the day.
I would also like to thank the public library system for all they GIVE to us. It is a gift to have such a resource – not everyone around the world is so fortunate.
P.S. Cost of GIVE – nothing the books were originally gifts. Time commitment: 10 seconds to click on The Literacy site, no time for the book donation at the Library I was returning books at the same time.
Day 2 Give 2
Today my GIVE is to the planet.
Today my son and I will walk everywhere.
Today we will help the planet with a few less choking gas emissions.
Here is our walking plan:
- Take the dog to the vet: 4 km
- Music Class: 1 km
- Pick Dog up from vet: 1 km
- Pick up groceries for dinner: 2 km
- Walk home: 2 km
Distance Walked: 10 km
I calculated the impact we would have on the planet on a site called Carbon Footprint.
I saved the planet earth from .0005 tones of C02. Now that may not seem like anything but if I walk 2 days a week based on 10 km a day at the end of the year I will have saved .52 tones of C02 going into the atmosphere.
It’s not a huge impact but it is a start. If 100,000 people, or a million people also made this commitment to walk more and drive less we would be making a huge impact.
Below, you will find 5 simple ways that you can help reduce your environmental impact through your car use recommended by the Ezine Articles. You will save money, and live a happier and healthier life.
Today is the day. My first GIVE of 365 days of giving. I am somewhere between excited and terrified. My first GIVE to launch this journey is in honour of my son, Nicolas. I am starting today because it is Nic’s birthday. He has turned the ripe old age of 3 and he is the greatest gift I have ever received in my life.
We adopted our son. My husband and I tried for many years to have children naturally and were soon told by a fertility doctor that our chances of getting pregnant naturally ranked up there with the small miracles in the world. After many months of conversation, research and soul searching, we decided, as a couple, that adoption would be the path right for us.
We had just moved to British Columbia and we knew that there are thousands of children here in Canada that needed a forever home (as it is called in the adoption world). Our adoption story is a wonderful one, I like to think of it as our own personal miracle (the details are ideal for an adoption blog). Very shortly after starting the long adoption journey with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy who was born on this day and came home at 11 weeks old.
This GIVE is to honour our son and children all over the world that don’t have a forever family. Millions of children are in desperate situations and need all over the world. Millions are born with no identity and no family. They don’t know where they came from, their birthday or who their parents are. So today, as my first GIVE, I am giving a child his own identity.