Sunday, August 19, 2012

Giving Thanks, Giving Back, Giving Flight

Button cred goes to the super talented Susan at Susan's Charming Trinkets

Welcome to the Summer 2011 Flying Lessons 1st Anniversary Giving Flight Blog Hop!  We are all celebrating the companionship, comradery, and community that class has afforded us in several ways. Today I am giving thanks, giving back and giving flight.

Giving Thanks

I am so thankful today to our Heavenly Father for the amazing blessing He has given me in being physically and financially able to pursue this dream.  It's a slow moving process, sometimes almost imperceptible, but there is movement.  I am also thankful to all of you who read here, hang out on my Facebook page with me, follow on Twitter and Instagram and help to create this community. I'm grateful.

Image cred All Things Bliss

Giving Back

Part of our celebration is to talk about how we can give back some of the blessings we have realized as a result of participating in this class. One way that I do that is the BEtter KIND of MONDAY (BKM) project I've talked about a few times here.  BKM is an effort to make Monday's a little brighter, little less stressful, little  You can do anything to make a Monday better for yourself and those around you. It's just some small kindness to brighten a day. I'm not trying to blow my own horn here, but there may have been a couple bucks left under the gas handle at HEB, maybe a few coins in the coin return of Coke machine at work, some cards mailed out to unsuspecting folks...that KIND of thing (get it?).  Let's do it!  Let's make BKM a movement??!! 

This Monday, do a little something.  You don't have to tell me or anyone else what it was.  But I would LOVE it if you could come over to my Facebook page and tell me if you BKM'd anyone.  LOVE it.  Make my day, m'kay?

Giving Flight

Another part of our celebration is to Give Flight to someone else.  We have created 8 amazing opportunities for others to enjoy the last Flying Lessons class that Kelly Rae Roberts is offering this September.  (Cue Ginsu Knife commercial voice)~~~ AND THAT'S NOT ALL~~~ Kelly Rae has most generously agreed to MATCH our donations.  At last count then, there are SIXTEEN opportunities to win a spot in this class, the last time it will ever be offered. 

To enter, go here to the FlyTribe blog (which will be live after 12 midnight, Aug. 20, 2012).

Thanks again for stopping by and for participating in BKM. You have already done a couple of good deeds today.

May the good Lord bless you with opportunities to live your own dreams. 

<3  Lori

Please continue to celebrate with my friends by moving to the next blog on the list below.

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  1. Lori - you give so much to our group, you are one of the main foundations on which we stand...your humor gets me through many-a-doubt and frustration and for that I am thankful. I still can't believe the connections we've all made--I am thankful to God for that every single day.


  2. I love your post and I love you - definitely one in a million and I am so blessed to call you my friend and Sister in Christ. I can't wait to meet and and give you a big ol' hug at the Celebrate Sisterhood Retreat! xo Kathleen

  3. Wonderful to have meet you through this class! Shine Brightly... Many blessings for the year(s) ahead.
    Cat x

  4. Hahaha! Well, our titles are close, but you put God first, and I put Him last...hmmmmm. So glad to be in the same tribe, and such close friends in spite of how differently we see the world! Love you, Lor!

  5. Glad to have been part of some of your wonderful ideas this year. Keep it up please, because it keeps me motivated to keep moving forward. :)

  6. Lori, It's been a delight to fly with you this past year, I love your wit and charm in our group! Happy Anniversary! Xo

  7. Lori, I just adore your unique brand of being! LOVE the Be Kind Monday campaign and everything it/you stands for. LOVE your artwork, especially the wonderful piece that sits on my desk to remind me that each day is brand spankin' new. You have a great sense of humor and you bring lots of it to our group. Sending deep appreciation to you for who you are, your artwork, your contribution to the group ... and of course, all the WWF fun!!! :-)

  8. How have I missed this??? I LOVE the BKM movement concept! I am in....
    Thank you for making me laugh with all the comments in our's been such a please flying with you girls!! Truly!!! I appreciate you all every day!!!

  9. Lori you are a hoot. i look forward to reading your posts everyday for my daily dose of sarcasm. happy anniversary friend!

  10. I saw your BKM post on facebook & thought what the heck?! Now I get it!! Duh!
    Thanks for keeping us laughing!

  11. Nice to be living our dreams together in this wonderful group. You crack me up and I just love you!
    Happy Anniversary! Love your work!


  12. Lori, this group wouldn't be the same without you. Thank you for being you, a wonderful, caring, funny, supportive and inspirational member of our tribe. Love you too.

  13. Lori,

    You frequently crack me up, so another way you give back is in your fantastic sense of humor! Love your post and your idea of the BKM! Truly enjoy being your flysister and congratulations to you and Ursula on an amazing site! All my best!

  14. I love the BKM movement! Thank you so much for all you bring to the tribe. It's such an honor to be traveling down this path with you, Lori. Happy Anniversary!!! ((hugs))

  15. So glad I've gotten to know you and your wonderful sense of humor through our Fly Tribe. I'm looking forward to this coming year to see how the wind beneath our wings will lift us up, friend!!

  16. I am going to be BKMing all over the place!! Love this idea, being kind sure makes life a lot better :) and you are just wonderful, who wouldn't want to find a few dollars at the gas pump? To think you could change someone's entire day just by a small act of kindness.... Love it!

  17. Hi Lori - I love your BEtter KIND of MONDAY project - what a great idea! And what an inspirational way to give back. Looking forward to another year of learning and growing with the Fly Tribe.

  18. Hi Lori! Well after spending the better part of the last part of this amazing year, I am sorry to say I did not know about BKM. But I too want to do more BKM-ing, along with Art Abandonment! What a great idea, but then again I know how many great ideas you have!!, thanks for the amazing year, the great friendship, the cracks that make me laugh so hard that I spit out my coffe, and of course the opportunity to share Creative Clearinghouse with you! It's been a wild ride and I am sure it will continue to be even better in the years to come!!

  19. I am with Ursula in this, Lori, I too want to know more about Art Abandonment and BKM. Thanks for sharing them with us. Your art is beautiful, and, as always, inspirational. You always find such lovely words to add. It has been amazing watching you soar this past year, I cannot wait to see what you will do next! Happy Anniversary, Flygirl!

  20. You, my friend, are amazing! I have loved getting to know through this group. You can always make me smile. Thanks for being you!!!

  21. Dear Lori, Happy Anniversary! I love your BKM giving project. What a wonderful way to spread love. Thank you for sharing your sparkling wit and humour in our group. I am happy to be flying with you and am looking forward to another great year! xo


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