Friday, January 16, 2009

Conscious living tips; guest & quote of the day

Whew what a busy day it has been - here it is 7 PM and I am only now able to get here and manage the blog. I do apologize for that - I know most of you are used to me being here before noon !

-- Quote of the Day --

“If peace is what every government says it seeks, and peace is the yearning of every heart, why aren’t we studying it and teaching it in schools?”
~Colman McCarthy

-- Authors Read --

Authors Read radio show featured C.L. Talmadge earlier today - the author of the Green Stone of Healing series, an epic fantasy that is filled with romance, action, and intrigue. To hear the archive of today's featured author sharing an excerpt from the 3rd book in this series, The Scorpions Strike, click on the hyper-linked show title here in this blog post or look to the right of this page where you will find a link to the Authors Read radio show.

-- Ideas & Tips for concerned individuals looking to create positive change--

- Old towels and old rugs can be donated to the local animal shelter - even those with holes in them can be used by shelters in a variety of ways. Consider cutting the towels in large square rags - and hem the edges to avoid fraying - even if you do not need the cleaning rags, your local support centers for the underprivileged or an animal shelter sure could. Mechanics and those with workshops can also make use of your rags - especially those without hemmed edges since these places tend to use them only once. Those old rugs I mentioned earlier can also line the bottom of your cat's or dog's sleeping basket (and they are easily washable).

- Old fleece jackets can be made into hats and mittens. You can find simple patterns at your local sewing or craft retailer; alternatively look online for patterns. This is a great way, too, for thrift stores to extend their stock by taking fleece clothing that is not sellable, and creating these hats and mittens with them. If your local thrift store has these types of items donated regularly, but doesn't have the volunteers to handle them in this way, consider taking it upon yourself. By taking their unsellable items you help them extend their budget, and you obtain a valuable product that you can use to create hats and mittens as a fundraiser, for people you love or for the local support centers for the underprivileged in your region.

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