I live by these words – I firmly believe that one person always has, always can, and always will make a difference. Do you think kids are too young to help? Do you think kids are too tuned in and then tuned out to know what’s going on in the world? Take a look at this wonderful article, and I guarantee you that you will not soon forget Charlie Simpson in London, England. He is an adorable little boy – only seven years old – and wow! Has he made an impact on the world community! Charlie was so very upset about the plight of the Haitian people that he decided to do something about it. Have a read, and think about what you can do to make a difference. You really can, you know. You can!
Archive for January, 2010
A friend of mine just emailed this to me, and I thought I would share it with all of you. Some interesting food for thought……..
Subject: Fw: Protect yourself
If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil
plans for you. Did you know this? I didn’t. I never really thought of it
before. I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was
concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when
they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department
about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of
wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a
lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close
to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an
attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can
on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people
like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for
home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in
Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High
School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet
spray near your door or bed. Glinka says, “This is better than anything I
can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than
mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if
someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in
the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he
wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look
to the spray.
“That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.”
Maybe even save a life. Please share this with all the people in your life
Tonight’s the night! Spookytime Jingles updates tonight AND we have the first of the Holiday Hootenannys for this year! Yay! In addition to all of the customary Halloween and Christmas pieces which we create throughout the year, the artists will be featuring some Valentine’s Day items as well! Just to get you started thinking, here are a few of my surprises!
Ever heard of a winter witch? Well, perhaps there is one in your future….
Or, how about some Valenteenies?
Or, perhaps a little smooch in the snow?
Ok, maybe just a quiet continuation of the snowy season………
They will all be there at midnight! See you then! Enjoy! Ginny
OK, folks, if you stay up a little past midnight West Coast time, you can see the brand new pieces from the artists at Pfatt Marketplace! Yes! The first update of the year, and this will be fun! I posted a little peek earlier in the week. Here’s another look at some Valentine’s pieces I will have. See you tonight! Enjoy!
Here’s a wip for the Spooky Time Jingles website. I wonder who she is……..
Updates are fast approaching for January! And, because we are coming up on our next calendar observance – Valentine’s Day – here’s a little peek at some of the pieces I will be offering this month for you and/or for those you want to remember in a special way. You’ll have to go to pfattmarketplace for the new pieces at the stroke of midnight, just as it becomes January 10th. I’ll post a full pic later, but for now, just think of all the people who would enjoy a token of your affection……..