Earth Day Project/Coffee & Conversations

15 April 2013

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Hey Lovelies,

I have been super excited to share about this. Most of you know that I have been looking for a new church since we left Florida. Well on Easter I visited a church and low and behold they mentioned some of their upcoming service projects. I was so excited to do one of the projects because as Christians we are called to serve our community...but we also are put on the earth to be rulers, not destroyers (Genesis 1:26). So cleaning up the earth, taking care of the animals, and taking care of each other is our primary function next to serving God.

With that said the project was to clean up, paint, provide food, and spend time with some under privileged children at a local homeless shelter. When I signed up I registered to work where I believed I was the most gifted, so I sign up to do some gardening. I thought oh planting some trees, flowers, shrubs....that sounds like fun. Boy was I mistaken. I mean well we did plant trees but man oh man we had to landscape first. We picked up insane amounts of trash and some of the residents were still throwing things out the window as we cleaned. We found crack vials, needles, pipes, dirty diapers, all in the garden area where the children play. So not only was cleaning hazardous it was taxing as well.

We cleaned up all the trash within two hours of getting there and were really proud of ourselves. Many people passing by asked us what we were doing and where we were from. It seem foreign to see people cleaning in this part of the city. Since I was so overwhelmed with what I saw I did not even take before pictures. Nevertheless I think the pictures tell the story of how we worked together to help people and to clean our planet.


What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day this year? Tell me in the comments below or link me to your own post.

Coffee and Conversations

So this is my first week to link up with Kalyn for the Coffee & Conversations linkup. Each week there is a featured blog and a question that requires you to think deeply for an answer. This weeks question is: 
"What do you consider your two greatest strengths? What about the areas you would like to improve?" 

This question was somewhat of a shocker to me, the last time I was asked something like this was back in 2005 when I was being interviewed for my entry level job in Corporate America. I do not even recall how I answered then - but as of right now I would say my two greatest strengths are being loving and resourceful. I have not always been a loving person, during my childhood I was rather mean and devoid of love to strangers. One day while getting interviewed for a pageant a lady told me she had overheard that my name was Charity, she asked me if I knew what my name meant and I said "Yes, it means love." She smiled at me and then asked me if I was living up to me name, I nodded my head at her and never stopped thinking about her words after that. She also mentioned something about me having a symmetrical face but by then I could only think about living up to my name.

From that day I have tried my best to live up to my name, do I always get it right? No way, but I will say that love motivates my heart, I am quick to make things right with people that I have hurt or wrong, and I try my best to Wear Love. I am also pretty resourceful and if you follow this blog you should already know which ways I do that via post about Earth Day and Craigslist.

The area of life where I am seeking to improve is actually the area of relationships....friend and family ones. Now I said I am very loving and once people get to know me they experience it, however I can be better about maintaining relationships. I am an extrovert but I can easily become introvert when it comes to photography work and house wife life. Often times I find myself forgetting to be social and now I have challenged myself to work on that daily. I am trying harder to make phone calls, text friends, reply to emails....most of all I am trying to take the initiative and trying not rely on my friends to always make the moves. This year Dating my friends has been a bigger priority and I am so glad about that, I've been on several dates this year alone and so far so good.

How about you?What do you consider your two greatest strengths? What about the areas you would like to improve?


XOXO,
Charity

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing & linking up! Taking initiative in relationships is somewhere I continually like to improve.

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