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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Count Me In...

I have been fortunate enough to 'meet' some of the most amazing people here in Blogland. Some of you, I found on my own. Some of you found me (probably by searching for 'idiots and nutcases'). I'm grateful for every one of you... for your humor, your honesty, your positive spirits, and your validation.

Every now and then, though, someone touches my heart in an especially profound way. Several of you have done that, certainly (as you know), but today I want to tell you about one particular blogger... Tabitha, or Tabby, as she often refers to herself. Her blog, I Choose Bliss, is one of the most uplifting, inspirational ones I read on a regular basis. Not only does Tabby indeed choose to live her life in a state of blissful gratitude, she does everything she can to pass on her positive vibes to everyone she meets. I find her truly amazing. You will, too. I guarantee it.

In addition to her regular blog, she has one for her family's non-profit organization, AFiveOh4Uplifting. They collect items to make 'goody bags' for kids in hospitals. Their collective goal is to make as many children smile as they can. OK, how cool is that?! Today they're on a mission to have items purchased for bags that will go the hospital where a fellow-blogger's baby is battling a serious illness. I'll be purchasing some goody bag goodies tonight and having them sent directly to Tabby (pursuant to her request)... I hope you will all check out the instructions/link on either of her blogs today and do the same. We all know how good it feels to make someone smile... but kids in hospitals? Count me in!

16 comments:

Protege said...

I am also happy we found each other.;)) You were the first one to ever read my blog regularly, to this day that is very special to me.;)
Tabby sounds like one in a million.;) What a lovely sentiment to want to make many children smile.
And yes, it definitely feels good not just to smile, but to make others smile as well.;)

mo.stoneskin said...

Actually I found your blog after searching for 'trolls', hitting your hilarious posts on the Troll Guy...

[Kidding]

Will pay Tabby a visit later.

blueviolet said...

Kids in hospitals...my soft spot, for sure.

blognut said...

I found you in the bottom of a box of Cracker Jacks. That's where I find all of my favorite things, really. And so, there you were, and you are the first Cracker Jacks treat that didn't break or get lost.

I'm so in - I'll go check out Tabby's blog.

Ronda's Rants said...

Thanks...I am off to check it out!

Debbie said...

I look forward to checking Tabitha post! Thanks for sharing..but I must say that your posts inspire me..and bring a smile to my day!!

boneman said...

well, poor in pocket though i am, I seem to be rich in friends, so, I will continue to carry the message around for you, eh?

Hey, we all do whatever we can.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love people that spread kindness wherever they go. I think that is the absolute BEST way to live!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

That is awesome! I will have to check her out!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Will definitely check her out. It's always so nice to meet such uplifting people who have figured out the greater cause in life of helping others. Thanks, Diane!

A FiveOh4 Uplifting said...

I tried this earlier, but blogger was offline, so here goes.

Diane, I read your post earlier today, but being my emotional self I cried myself into a frenzy. LOL

I thank you from the deepest part of my heart for not only blogging on our behalf, but for also going a step further and ordering on our behalf.

This mission is my life and today you have uplifted my heart in the greatest way. For that I will FOREVER be Grateful!

Humbly,
Tabitha aka Tabby

San Diego Momma said...

What a wonderful blogger and mission.

I need to hear more good news like this.

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

will go have a look see right now xxxx

jill said...

i found Tabitha a few weeks ago and was totally blessed by her blog and her family's mission. She amazing, isn't she?

Maithri said...

I love Tabby and I love you!

Jenners said...

What a great name for a blog -- I Choose Bliss. I love it!