Friday, December 7, 2007

Reach Out to Others

Today’s healthy countdown mission is to move outside your normal circle of acquaintances by contacting a long-lost friend or relative or participating in some community activity.

This has required some heavy-duty weekend scheduling but it does indeed get me out of the house and off experiencing fun things:

  • Friday: this morning my husband and I are meeting my sister downtown for the 4th Avenue Street Faire and associated festivities. Connie isn’t a long-lost relative but we live on opposite sides of town—she’s a westerner and I’m an easterner. So I’ll count her as long-distance. Plus, this is a community event so my countdown task is really covered with this one.

  • Saturday: I’m meeting the fabulous Saucy of Bloggedy Blog Blog fame as she’s visiting Tucson. I am so excited to meet a fellow blogger! I am counting Saucy as a very long-distance as opposed to long-lost friend.

  • Sunday: an evening attending a lady-like holiday tea and choral event. I do not know any of these people but I’ve been formally invited so I shall sally forth and participate with a glad heart and a friendly smile.

Also, I received an email this week from a new reader in Germany who told me about her two sons and their collection of cancelled stamps. So I’m gathering stamps to send to the boys. Doesn’t this work wonderfully with today’s exercise, too?

My own stamp collection focuses on seashells.

A funny bit of synchronicity about this is that I registered three months ago for a stamp collecting class which will be held next week. Who knew that a complete stranger would step into my life and mention a little hobby I had not even shared with anyone else before?

Life is really good, isn’t it?


Mary Jane said...

Sounds like you've got a good holiday circuit planned.

Christmas spirit and doing good? You might be interested in my new CD of Celtic harp and salterio music. head over to to learn more and hear a couple of tracks. A portion of the money from each CD is going to Iraqi Christian relief.

calamitykim said...

oh, Junie Moon! I am so tickled with your Holiday Countdown! How sweet and wonderful. Thats a lovely tradition to begin! I wish I could come to the tea party with you- usually those types of things make me nervous, but I know it would be fun if I could sit next to you! ps- that cookie recipe looks good too! :) kim

a pink-bee said...

What a wonderful weekend planned :)
Thanks for your help on fixing my tree problem, posted about it today :)
Happy Weekend :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Yep it is, and please give our beloved Sasha a hug from me. She and her mom are both the dearest people. Just like you June! You guys will have a wonderful time together.

African Kelli said...

That is serendipity! Sounds like you have a fabulous weekend planned June!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love the holiday countdown...sounds like fun to visit your sister!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Robyn said...

June! I just love your blog more and more each day! I think it wonderful about the saving of stamps for those young boys in germany! Good on you!

Saucy said...

Life is really goooood! What fun we had yesterday! You being here is another reason Tucson is one of my favourite places to visit!