Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Here we go again...

I woke up this morning to this view out of my office window, in my cozy little corner of the world.



Why? Because I'm Blessed. So amazingly blessed.
Blessed with hot coffee. A roof. Windows. Blankets. Pictures on my walls.
Kids, dogs, friends
... so blessed!

Obviously much of Japan is telling a different story now though.
No roof, no windows, lost pets, lost children, loss of normalcy.

And while I'd love to sit in my sweet little office, look at sunrises and deer, and pretend to not know what's going on over there, I do.
I know exactly what's going on and it hurts my heart.

Some of you might remember after the Haiti disaster that The Rusted Chain donated $10 from every Blessed necklace sold, to help. In total, we were able to donate over $3,000.

And here we go again. $10 from every Blessed necklace will go to World Vision to help Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims. This is a wonderful organization that we feel good about, has great charity ratings, and is established and trustworthy.


Am I scared? Yep.
Am I secretly not wanting to make the commitment? Yep.
But I am called.

Bless - a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
to bestow good of any kind upon

If you can't buy a necklace, or aren't interested, I completely understand.
But will you please help spread the word and pray?
That alone will help the people of Japan.

*****
You look beautiful today. Has anyone told you that yet?

25 comments:

Jamie said...

Count me in! I'm ordering mine now. It's awesome that you are so very generous and follow that "still small voice."
Big Prayers for Big Donations!!

Julie said...

Hoping to order something today. Have to check with the hubs first. We think World Vision is fantastic!

Mozer said...

That's one of my favorite necklaces. I will spread the word and pray!

stephiemarie21 said...

Thank you for your generosity! I just ordered 2. They will be perfect gifts for Mother's Day!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for doing this . . . I will be ordering one! I'll spread the word by putting it on my blog, if that's OK. (It's called "Counting Our Blessings".) I have been feeling the same way . . . sitting here with my coffee feeling so blessed and just so badly for those people in Japan. Thank you for actually doing something to help. :)

Heather said...

Shared this on facebook. I plan to order one too, can't think of a better birthday present to myself, because I am so blessed.

Bethe77 said...

You are amazing Beki! May God bless your sells and bring them in from the north, south east and west in Jesus name.
I will be praying for your adventure and all those in Janpan and those who are effected by the events of the past week.
May God richly bless the work of your hands.
Blessings

Maxine said...

Ordering one now - and praying for Japan! May our LORD be with them!

Peggy said...

I dont really wear much jewellery, however I ordered mine. I think I will start.

Signs and Salvage said...

I passed the word along on my facebook...

You are truly obedient and a blessing to everyone you touch!! Thank you for your goodness!!

xxoo~Kristin

this is ME - said...

you can't ignore the call. thank you for being so generous! I will be passing this on. I hope you can beat $3,000 with this one!

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh Beki - you are AMAZING! Truly AMAZING! What an INCREDIBLE PERSON YOU ARE!!!!!! :)

Bless you!

By the way - the photo is GORGEOUS!

♥Lori

sara said...

thanks beki, for feeling the call to help. i will be placing an order. love your giving heart

kraftykash said...

Very generous :)

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Shared this link on both my Facebook pages, Twitter, etc.

My name is Momma said...

Awesome, Beki!

SADGEATPLAY said...

I'm a new follower.

T@iy@ van Gogh said...

haven't been reading my blogs in 6 months, because my laptop broke. I finally just got on my reader on my husband's desktop and was catching up, and you are one of the first ones I had to check! You do an awesome job, and have an amazing heart!

Tanya @ Life in 3D said...

Fantastic outlook and initiative! I'll share it!

Ruth said...

Beki, you are so good and so faithful. This is awesome. I have flights booked to Japan for the end of April but I can't think of anything less appropriate than being there as a tourist right now.
You are always inspiring!
xxx

Sandy a la Mode said...

this is such a sweet thing you are doing beki, it really is! i am joining some other bloggers in a blogging day of silence this friday (http://www.forjapanwithlove.com/)!

Cait said...

wow- i love this girl :) you are fabulous and so inspiring! xo

Jen said...

I hope you don't mind, I've shared this today on my blog. Beautiful thoughts, fabulous gesture.

Sarah-Anne said...

wow, what an idea!

Melodee, said...

Beki, what a wonderful idea. I'm spreading the word on FB (http://www.facebook.com/melodeebeth?ref=name) and hope to be able to get one myself.

You know . . . I've commented before and I'm still not very skinny. :o) Yes, I consider myself rich and beautiful, according to my own standards, but I'm still waiting for skinny. :o)