One More Time, Please… June 22, 2012

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Realizing that Father’s Day is well past, and not wanting to belabor a holiday which already has somewhat sunken into the deep recesses of the American consciousness, I had one more of my dear children send a response to my request concerning utilizing funds that might be applied as a present for me, to instead be targeted towards a needful action for others. When I read the response below, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the blessing with you.

So this is from my daughter-in-law in Miami, Angy, who has always been not only a believer in things transcendent of mere physical presence, but also a great purveyor of giving to others.

I spent the week working on a mission my Dad gave me to find need around me and address it in his name. Here is what I did this week…..

Monday – ($56.52) I came in contact with a good teacher who was working in an inner city school in Fort Lauderdale who did not have the funding to secure the supplies needed for his 2nd grade class to do the learning projects that he wanted to pursue this summer. The school does not supply it and he was looking at securing the finance out of his own pocket or taking that learning experience out of his curriculum.  I got the name of his school and  sent him school supplies from a discount school supply website to be delivered to his classroom.

Tuesday – ($2.00) At every major light in the city, you find a gentleman asking for donations. I came up to a stop sign with a gentlemen with a sign asking for money and gave his a few bucks.  Jon  wrote a story of how he gave money all day to everyone who asked along the way of his journey and i read it to my 7-year-old Lily. So now, when she is in the car with me and we come across that situations, she always looks around the car for loose change and in my purse for singles and says, ” mom, here, we have some change for him”

Wednesday – ($20.00) I received my weekly email from Jon, one he writes faithfully on Wednesday to me no matter where he is in the country or how busy he is with his performing and traveling schedule. He also does not faint in his writing to me if I write back consistently or not.  He seeds into me weekly, giving me imput and advice on how to be a good person, deal with teenage daughters and to remind me of “who much is given, much is expected.” I gave online to Jonathots.com to support his weekly seeding into his many readers and followers on his blog to help in my little way with a mission I truly believe in.

Thursday – ($0) I threw a birthday party for my husband Jerrod and invited his friends and those that he had given into their lives over the year to celebrate with. In the middle of the party, before the cake, I opened the floor for those present to say two words that they thought best described Jerrod to them.  We started with a few words from the family to start the process, and then all of his friends piped in and each had a unique experience that they shared about that they had with him over the year. It also turned into an opportunity for them to express appreciation for his guidance and time. It was so special. People really want to share their heart for their friends, yet they rarely do. They did that night to Jerrod.  This “tribute” tradition was what Jon taught me and we did at every birthday with the family. I’m so glad that I can not only pass this “giving” on to my children, but also to all those that I have a relationship with.

Friday – ($14.32)  I sent a pizza to a friend who was having a bad day at her office and  to cheer her up. It was completely unexpected when the pizza guy showed up with a prepaid pizza for her at lunch. In fact, she shared with her office and changed the disposition of the caddy women that were causing her day to be hard.

Saturday – ($40 – my gift)  I was training a group of women just starting their new businesses and encouraged them to give to the “WHO Foundation” a women helping others non-profit that helps women and children in need and is affiliated with our organization  so they can give $1.00 with every order they placed from the company automatically without feeling it. I told them that I believe that successful women are givers and this is the first step to becoming so. They all gave to the organization and at the end of the day, my biggest joy and sense of accomplishment was not what they learned at the training,but how many of them gave to something bigger than themselves. I know that will be more successful because of this and that is truly a selfish act because of all that I know they have to gain for it.

Sunday Fathers Day. Let me talk about my Dad, Jon. Jon has believed in me from the beginning of the first day I met him, stretching me to say “Why Not?” “Of course you can do this”. He has put  me in a myriad of very intimidating experiences that I was most certainly not qualified for, but with his guidance and confidence in me,  I have been able to achieve.

Thank you. Those experiences have made me the woman I am today.  He is the epitome of generosity and this week was not at all difficult for me because he has led me to be in tune with it by his constant, consistent, example of doing it himself.  Thank you. I love and miss you very much. Joyfully pursuing, Angela Cring, Mustang Director & National Trainer with Beauticontrol Spa

Thanks very much to Angy, and as far as I know, this is the last testimonial which will be floating your way. I hope you enjoyed them–and honestly, they were much more inspirational and valuable to me than procuring more socks, underwear, aftershave or a tie.

   

The producers of jonathots would humbly request a yearly subscription donation of $10 for this wonderful, inspirational opportunity

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