|My NEW Jean Bakewell Mouse pad|
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Brighten Your Day ~ Just a Mouse Click Away!
My days just got brighter. After running into local Ashland Artist, Jean Bakewell at a Friday Art Walk, I decided to check out her website so I could feast my eyes on her cheerful and whimsical art. When I discovered she put her images on mouse pads I was hooked. I really needed a new mouse pad.
I don't know where my sad black and brown ThirdFederal Bank mouse pad came from. But with the edges curling up, and the coffee stains, this aged mouse pad was not adding to the ambiance of my office.
My new mouse pad makes me smile. It affirms I live in a bright, cheerful place. It speaks to me without saying a word.
Brighten Someone Else's Day as You Brighten Your Own
My new mouse pad does more than cheer me up. It serves as a daily reminder of the commitment I made myself ~to support one NEW business a week ~ and to encourage you to do the same. I want to make a difference in 52 people's lives in a year--just one a week.
I'm not talking about spending a lot of money, especially if you don't have much. Nor am I saying we should be frivolous with our money. This is a conscious act of good will in which you get something you really enjoy at the same time you support the work of someone you admire.
A Conscious Act of Good Will
Are there people, nonprofits, or businesses in your community you would be willing to support by purchasing their products or services? If you're able, what amount are you willing to consciously spend a week in a conscious act of good will? $5, $20 or $50?
If your conscious act of good will comes in time, not money, how much time are you willing to spend a week promoting a deserving person or nonprofit, do good organization? What avenues do you have available to you to spread the word on their endeavors? ~ Spread word of mouth ~ Share on Facebook ~ Blog about it ~Give words of encouragement.
Don't underestimate the effect of a single conscious act of good will, especially today. A kind word ~ A single purchase ~ A single referral ~ It's always appreciated.
It doesn't take much if we all contribute a little , and we only give what we can afford. We are all in the position to do something. Don't wait for Business and Industry, the Banks or Wall Street to step in. Reach out and help each other in little ways now.
Once I made the decision to contribute to one worthy person's business, a person appeared. I needed a new mouse pad and Jean Bakewell had just what I needed---functional art.
Brighten Your Day: Do Good, Be Good, Feel Good
Small daily decisions over a lifetime DO add up. It feels good to support the work of others one small step at a time. Whatever you put out there will return to you 100 fold. Give what you'd like to receive.
Be the Cat
Brighten your day ~ Just a mouse click away! Check out Jean Bakewell's Whimsical Art
@ http://www.ashlandartist.com call 541-482-1802 to order.