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Sometimes things come at the perfect time.

Update on ‘the funk’.

It’s gone.

Whew.

Now we can return to our normal programme.

Charity.

What’s to be done about it?

My latest dive into the funk left me wondering what’s it all about. I began to wonder if I should just give it all up. After all, I don’t make that much of an effort to sell my stuff, so does it really matter to me?

Does the money do any good anyway, or are we all just blowing into the wind.

Let me tell you, the funk has a lot to answer for.

I think I will always have my doubts about where the money goes, and if it does any good, and if we will ever see a world without poverty and anguish, but I do not doubt that my life is worth more when I live generously and with conscience.

Today I saw this.

And it gave me new hope.

I learned that am not here to change the world, just to help a little bit.

Bit of a relief really.

(There goes my nobel peace prize, dammit!)

 

So, today’s agenda … $1000 of jewelry sales money to Heifer International, because P says he likes them most, and a little something for the Cambodia lady, because she gives me hope.

P.S. I tried looking at her bags today on their website, but keep getting redirected from their product link. I’ve e-mailed them to let them know, (yes, I know, crazy interfering Englishwoman), so hopefully we can get to see them soon.

See here – Bloom Bags – but don’t forget to check back to see if they’ve fixed the problem.

Go on.

You know you want one of their bags :)


It took me a while, but,

I finally decided where to send my money.

I sold a bracelet at the beginning of the week and it geed me up to make a decision. It was beginning to niggle me. I know my money doesn’t make that much of a difference, but, I was beginning to feel bad about all the people with no food, living in horrible conditions, and, with me just taking my time.

I usually try to send the money I make to programmes that help people sustain themselves, but, as I was browsing around I came across this picture.

Save the Children – orphan care.
Click photo to go to site.

I’m not going to say anymore except that this is where the money I made selling my jewelry went to this month.

Look at him.

O.K. don’t, because I might have to cry now…

So, thank you to everyone who bought a piece of jewelry from me, either at the art festival or through Etsy. I really appreciate it.

$9,000 now. Only one more thousand to reach my Wanna Do. Guess then I’ll have to change my goal.

Onwards and upwards people :)

Oh

And, in case you thought I wasn’t paying attention, no,

I didn’t forget the quilt ;)

One day I might try to sell these as well.

What do you think?


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