Thinking about Haiti

I was going to post about something design related, but just didn’t have it in me today. Haiti is on my mind and while I’m warm and toasty in my cozy pumpkin painted office, I just can’t help but being distracted by the magnitude of suffering in that country right now. What I realized last night when watching the news, is just how much help we as American’s extend to Haitians on a normal day, much less a day such as today and it makes me proud.

Families in my community, just like yours, are frantically waiting to hear from family members that lived and worked over there and others were waiting for news on dear Haitian friends that they have befriended while visiting on missions. It seems everyone knows someone who is connected to Haiti in one way or another. Today I read that because of this wonderful thing called social networking, we have raised literally millions of dollars to help those in need in less than 24 hours and it reminds me how truly blessed we as a country and individuals we truly are. For that I am grateful. xoxox 

Here’s a link from the NY Times with ways that we can help. Click here.

Rocking it this Afternoon and in 2010

My glass is half full...is yours?

 

I updated my twitter for the first time since early December and immediately saw @Kaileenelise’s tweet that said “I will sit up straight, embrace positivity and choose to smile. I will sparkle, shine and rock this afternoon like nobody’s business!” and I have to say that’s how I’m feeling today. 

I’m spending the day getting paperwork off my desk so I can Rock in the New Year. I had a great Christmas with family, we won the Rose Bowl (Go Bucks!), I broke even in Vegas, and I love my Job…it really doesn’t get any better than that. And before you get nauseous by the cheery, my life is rosy scenario I’m painting, I will tell you that 2009 was one of the toughest years for me for several reasons, but the point is this:  it’s a new year and my glass is half full, thank you very much! 

I’ve got a new calendar on my freshly cloroxed formica desk, I have a head full of great ideas for 2010 that I can’t wait to put into action and I’m ready to rock! Come on and join me this year…Let’s choose to see the glass as half full and have some fun as we work to make 2010 the BEST YEAR EVER!