Saturday, February 21, 2009

Making the World A Little Bit Better

Remember when I said I wanted my blog to make a difference. That's kind of fallen by the wayside--illness, ice storms...the best intentions of mice and men.

Anyway since then, things have been happening in our world. Not good things either. Really scary words are being uttered--job loss, inflation, recession, depression, nuclear arms in the Middle East, nuclear arms in Korea, and more. It is enough to make you want to bury your head under the covers and hope it all goes away. At least we've felt this way here.

So I have been trying to bring more and more troubles to God. I've been praying. I've been reminding myself and my husband God is bigger , so much bigger than any of this. There is nothing He cannot control. 

I have been praying for peace and recently I got some in the way of a blog post. My dear sweet blogger friend Amanda had a post about Paying it Forward. She was offering a little 'love gift' for her first three commenters if you made sure you did the same. Surprise--I won! (Thanks Amanda!) It made me think about the whole concept. About doing something and helping others. It brought me back to that post so long ago when I mentioned I wanted to help. And just like that I found peace.

I have found exactly what I want to do. I want to help others and encourage others to do the same. Because the economy is the most pressing item in everyone's mind, I'd like to start a new tradition here at Very Busy Mom with 4--a way to help and bring encouragement once a week. I am going to call it "Thrifty Thursday". Each Thursday I will focus on a way to stay fiscally strong and wise in these difficult times. I will have a different topic each week along with a Mr.Linky so we can all share our ideas. This week, our theme is 'responsibility'. Specifically--how to be responsible with the money you have now.

I am really excited and I hope you will join me this Thursday!

Now back to "Pay It Forward"! The first three people to comment on this post will receive a special package full of Lone Star Love sometime this year. The winners in turn will need to post their own "pay it forward" for their readers and then they will post and the general loving project will grow and grow!

So come on, I plan on sending very unique-to-Texas food items to my first three (and y'all know we have GOOD stuff down here!)!

Thank you so much for being a reader and I pray Thrifty Thursday will be a positive influence in your life!


Rachel said...

Lisa, what an amazing way to spread love and positivity around the blogosphere! That's awesome!!! and I look forward to your Thrifty Thursday posts! I am all about saving money!!!!

EatPlayLove said...

I will pay it forward! I love this idea, gosh do we need to spread the love right about now!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

This sounds like a great idea!
More to a blog than just blab. I like your thoughts. I hope it all goes well. I will share whatever thrifty thoughts i have (few though they may be!)

Frugal Jen said...

I like that "Pay it Forward"! If you ever need any ideas visit my Frugal Fabulous blog. Frugal posts M-F!

Elizabeth said...

great idea lisa! way to go!

Brian and Staci said... are an AMAZING person!!! I can't wait for Thrifty Thursday :) I soooo was not thrifty today :( I went to Williams-Sonoma (mistake numeral uno!) and spent waaay too much money :( I sware I get all school-girlish the second I walk in that store! Came home with the pancake pan...and a few more items ;) So, maybe Thursday I'll read something on your blog to make me feel thrifty again :) Happy Sunday!

Emily said...

I can't wait to see what ideas everyone comes up with! I was so proud because i found grapes at TomThumb for 89 cents/ was awesome! And then I promptly bought a people magazine for 4$. Sigh.

Amanda said...

The world is so uncertain at the moment, everyday i turn the radio on to hear of more job losses etc..
Blogging is a great escape and a wonderful way to meet new people ~ glad i "found" you!
Looking forward to your Thrifty Thursday Post!
Amanda x

Anti-Supermom said...

Lisa, it is so cool that you are doing this.