{MAY} HEARTFELT ACTS

Today I am sharing my Heartfelt Acts for May with Emmy Mom!  If you have any you would like to share, you can link up on our Heartfelt Acts Page anytime!  There is no set day or time for you to write about your experience, but just sharing the details to pass it on.  You are open to do anything to show Heartfelt Acts!!
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This months prompt:

MAY

1.  Host a cookie exchange.  Examples of how to do this can be found HERE & HERE.
2.  Write a letter to a family member telling them why you love them. (Great for Mother’s Day!)

What an amazing month to open your heart to the idea of giving.  I say amazing because living here in Texas, we have experienced not only the West Texas Explosion which has brought the country together to help aid those who were killed, hurt and lost their homes, but we also witnessed the Moore Oklahoma Tornado destruction.

I am not sure how you felt when you heard the news of these two latest tragedies, but my mind immediately goes to , “What can I do?!”  I feel helpless.  I know that I look to my family and look up and Thank God that we still have each other and our homes but my heart is deeply broken for those innocent people affected.  I wish I could say that I bagged up clothes and shoes or donated blood this month to assist but realize that those aren’t always the things that people need.  What I did do, was sit and watch the beautiful tribute from the United Way with the help of singers to raise money. 
 
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Oh Miranda did such a beautiful job and boy howdy did she get me tearing up.  My simple act of kindness was to give money towards the rebuilding of Moore, Oklahoma and to those in need. The United Way is also managing the OK Strong disaster relief fund, announced after the tornado last week by Gov. Mary Fallin which you can still send in donations to as well.
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It warms my heart how America comes together for each other. 


Earlier in this month, I wrote a post about my cousin’s wife who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. 
Amy Cornwell was featuring this necklace called “Hope is the Key”.  20% of the proceeds for selling this necklace went towards Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the month of May.

I was thrilled that my cousin’s wife loved the necklace and her daughter loved it too.  I tried to get it sent to her in time for Mother’s Day.  The good news is that she has received word that her sister is a direct match for her bone marrow needs and appreciate all prayers!

Each month,
Emmy and I share our Heartfelt Acts and hope to encourage you to take a peek around you for a way you can give.  The feeling of doing good things for other people is almost difficult to put into words but knowing in your heart that you have touched someone’s life is such a phenomenal and rewarding emotion.

If you would like to join in and share your Heartfelt Acts, please feel free to include your post in our Master Linkup and remember there is no specific time or thing you have to do.  Want a prompt for June!?  Here are our suggested ideas.

JUNE

1.  Start a piggy bank for a cause- maybe even have kids help by doing extra jobs around house/neighborhood to earn money.
2.  Give Affirmation: Offer encouragement freely to your friends, co-workers, and family.  You can always find something positive to say in any situation!

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3 comments:

Stacie said...

My hearts hurts for all of those affected. Thanks for helping them out!

Hannah Brooker said...

Wonderful things you have done this month. I am still shocked at what happened but here in the UK we have also been reeling from more awful attacks on innocent soldiers. With all this terrible stuff happening in this world Heartfelt Acts is needed more than ever! I'll be posting mine shortly x

Nicole said...

Such great causes! You and Emmy are both so awesome. I actually have a friend who lives in Moore. Her house was 1000 feet from the destruction path. How scary! I, like you felt helpless. I wanted to drive down there to check on her when it took her a bit to answer me.

 
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