Today, I donated blood at our local mobile Blood Bank. This was my ninth donation, and because each donation goes towards helping three people, that means that I have helped 27 people thus far. This is pretty humbling stuff. Last time I donated I met a woman, also donating, the mother of a son with leukaemia. So I was not only potentially helping her son, but also it must be a relief for her to know there is blood available for her son when he needs it. I can only imagine how it must be to have a child so sick. So yes, I am proud to be a blood donor. If you are able to donate blood and haven't for a while, I'm sure your local Blood Bank will be pleased to see you too.
On a different note, I have found a new blog called the bliss quest and have been enjoying Athena's often funny, insightful and well written posts. I especially liked her 27th note to self and her 28th note to self
These pages, written on her birthday, are heartfelt and contain wisdom and inspiration for everyone. I believe that when your greatest supporter is yourself, you can't go wrong. So I am inspired to write my own letter of support and encouragement on my next birthday, a good time to both reflect on the past and look forward to the future.
Another blog I'm enjoying is talented artist Eileen Miller, commonly known as the dream. She has also been cheering her self on in life and is happily infecting people with positive vibes.