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Friday, August 27, 2010

Pink Saturday Miracle Party




Today is to be a very special Pink Saturday. Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog has suggested we share some inspiring event we experienced. I debated on what to share. I am a firm believer, however, that things happen for a reason.




Also, even if you are not participating in Pink Saturday, please visit these sights and share your comments. For every comment, a $1 will be donated to this worthy cause.

www.katillacshack.com.
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Be sure to give your thanks to Guidepost for sponsoring a great blessing to Colette Gauthier's recovery. They do wonderful "Miracles Makeovers".

My blessing for today came from a complete stranger.

The past Saturday, my sister and I were out at an antique mall having lunch at their tea room. After lunch, we browsed around and she purchased something. While she was getting checked out, I found a bench and waited for her. While waiting, a man and lady stood near by in conversation, and me taking it all in. They were discussing various things and when he left, the lady asked if he needed shots. He said no and she wished him well. The word "shots" aroused my curiosity. I wondered where he might be going that required shots in the first place. I just up and asked her. The gentlemen was her cousin and on his way to Honduras. Some years ago, he lost his wife from cancer. They shared a full life together. To fill a void, he went to Honduras and bought a building and remodeled it.
Image from internet.
Even though he lost the love of his life, he wanted to do something that could put love back into the lives of others.
Internet image.
All his time and energy now goes into this home for unwed mothers that have been assaulted by family members. At some point in our lives we will all experience pain and sorrow. It is how we cope with it that is important. Here is a gentlemen that I am sure felt his life would never be the same. He could have given up and do nothing. Instead he picked up the pieces of his life and is doing great things with it. No matter what adversities we face along life's way, with the right attitude, we can turn it into something positive. The work this man is doing in Honduras will be a great blessing to so many. How wonderful it would be if there were more people like this.

"A life lived well is more precious than a life lived long".

40 comments:

Annesphamily said...

LV Your post is perfectly pink and so hopeful knowing so many good folks are in this old world doing a service for someone else. It is so beautifully written. Thank you. I tend to be long winded and I have more posts for the weekend but I wnated to stop here and say hello and tell you I always enjoy your blog. HPS and blessings to you my friend Anne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderfully inspiring post, LV! I'm so happy you overheard and was brave enough to ask about the man. You are so right in everything you said. "It's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years." ~Abraham Lincoln
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful pink weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just a beatiful post my friend...Have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

What an inspiring post, LV. Those thoughts will work for any day of the week. Blessings to you, Gerry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh LV Sweetie...
You always touch my heart when I pop in. I so love to come over. What a moving story this evening. So beautifully written as always.

My blog is also one of the blogs that a $1.00 will be given for each comment left. So please spread the word. Kelee posted the room photos and I posted Colette's journey photos, as I believe it is important for people to see what a day is like for them, what months are like for them, and when I requested cards for the pinkies to send to Colette, you can even see some hanging in her doorway. They gave her hope, which she has so desperately needed.

Many thanks sweet friend. I will see you soon. Many hugs and so much love to you always, Sherry

Kelee Katillac said...

Incredible story!

I just love it. Thank-you for your Miracle post!

So great for us all to share these good things!

I appreciate you!

love, kelee

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

A beautiful story! thank you so much for sharing this. And for always coming by and leaving your kind comments, I especially thank you!

Icy BC said...

Happy pink Saturday! Lovely pictures, and wonderful post..

dogsmom said...

What a beautiful post. I appreciate the closing quote and will strive to live more closely to its message.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Wow! What a wonderful story and an example of a truly giving human being!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Ann said...

Lv, I just read on someone's blog that these comments are really making you feel down.--You have such a tender heart. Your story is a remarkable one--I loved seeing the pictures. How amazing you were able to meet him--just sitting on a bench. Have a wonderful Miracle Weekend my friend.
Ann

Maria said...

Hi LV!
What a wonderful story
~ love begets love ~

I enjoyed reading your recent posts...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
many blessings to someone very special who adds much to the lives of others~ Thank you for being out here!
~Maria

bj said...

Sweetheart, this is such an inspiring story you have shared with us. Thanks you so much.

Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet words for me to read. I appreciate it.
xo bj

Lisa said...

What a lovely story! I think This is a great party and I am so enjoying all the hope being shared today!
Hugs, Lisa

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing his story and his heart's desire...to reach out and help, despite his loss.

Blessings & Aloha!
(thank you dear friend for stopping by and always leaving sweet, encouraging words! ...I truly love working with my patients as a hygienist, but would love to have more blog time and drawing time :o)

suesueb said...

What a beautiful and inspiring story! He took his burden and made it a blessing for others. Thanks so much for sharing this uplifting post and for stopping by to visit me. Have a wonderful pink day!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wonderful story, LV... I love that last quote... I just want to live my life knowing that I influenced someone else and helped them in some small way. We all do need to keep on LIVING....

Hugs,
Betsy

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK Real Estate Info for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a sweet and encouraging story. Have a blessed day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

Regina said...

Wonderful and inspiring story LV.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday.

" Regina "

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi LV!

What a wonderful story. And how wonderful it was that you had the opportunity to run into this person and hear their story.

Happy Miracle Weekend!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful story. Good for him for choosing to go on and honoring his wife's memory in that way.

Roberta said...

What a wonderful inspiring story and so glad that you asked the question of this perfect stranger. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and hop on over and say hello and let me know if you'd like to be included in my giveaway as well. Fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

My Crafty Little Page said...

LV - this is my favorite post today! It is totally inspiring! Plus, I love your philosophy and the fact that you're 81, a techie and blog better than most of us! You go girl! I'll be a regular now that I've found you! xoxo Nancy

Marina Capano said...

Beautiful post, all of us are praying for Colette. Have a wonderful Miracle Weekend.
xoxo

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a special post with such an inspiring message. Your posts are always inspiring to me. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely post you've shared today, LV. You made me smile ~ sounds like something I would do, just asking out of the blue what the folks had been talking about! I especially love the quote at the bottom of your post ~ how very true and inspirational.

Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. Please visit again soon!

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

George said...

Thanks sharing this wonderful story with us.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Shey said...

This is a very moving story. One of the unsung heroes in a world that needs more caring people. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Jean said...

Such a lovely pink post. Thanks for sharing.

JEANNE said...

Good morning dear Meme. Thank you so much for your sweet comment about our daughter. It was very hard to recall and write that story. She still suffers with constant pain in her legs as a result of that accident. However, she carries on and hardly ever misses a day of work. She is a blessing to us and many others.

Your story of the man who lost his wife and still did such a meaningful act of caring and love for others, is a wonderful story. Wouldn't it be nice if the news media would give us some of these positive stories instead of the constant bad things they seem to think people want to hear?

I agree with you about reading so many sad stories of the miracles in peoples lives. It breaks your heart. But the lovely part is how a miracle can change a persons life as a result of the sad things that happen. Only with faith in God can one's life move on in such a positive way.

You are a very dear person Meme and I am so happy to know you in this crazy and awesome blogging world.

Blessings and love, Jeanne

Olive Cooper said...

LV, an inspiring post. Giving to others is the way to go...people before things. Happy Sunday. hugs♥olive

someplace in thyme said...

LV, just from sitting on a bench you found the most beautiful story of giving and love. It's hard to think of the many lives this wonderful man has touched. Thankyou for sharing, this was perfect.
Your roses are beautiful too. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Miracle Party, Char

Judi said...

Hi LV
This is a very lovely post...your pictures are lovely and the story you shared is lovely.
This man is finding happiness in helping others to find their happiness again.

The Miracle Party is bringing such strength and inspiration....

Blessings
Judi

Danica said...

Blessings to you LV. So sorry I missed your 81st birthday. I hope it was a perfect day.

Dogmom Diva said...

LV, what a beautiful post, I am so glad you asked that lady about the shots..and good for that man to make something good out of something not good.

Have a beautiful week friend,
Barb

Bella said...

What a lovely, lovely story. Thanks very much for sharing. Lovely post.

Tete said...

LV- this is such a wonderful story and what happens after...love the idea of helping others with the time that would have been spent alone, like so many do.
Thanks for sharing this. I'm sure it will be an inspiration to many.
Hugs- tete

Deborah said...

I don't quite understand what the shots were that they were talking about LV? It is so sad when someone loses someone they love so much. My aunt lost her husband of 32 years two weeks ago. It was so wonderful that this man found something to fill his life and make him feel needed again where he could do so much good.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear LaVoice. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

Lavoice, I must tell you that you are always an inspiration to me. You have a kind and giving heart that comes through to all of us. Your words always brighten my day.

The actions of this man are exemplary. I agree that all of the difference is in what we make out of what life brings us.

I'm still trying to get 200 comments by midnight tonight on my Pink Saturday post. I don't know if we're going to make it because there are 150 at this time. I had a goal of 200, but each comment is appreciated and toward a worthy cause.

Sarah said...

What a great message! Thank you!

Happy (late!) Pink Saturday!

Sarah