Birthday and a Warning

This blog is 2 years old this month, and I want to thank all my readers – those who’ve read from the beginning and those I’ve met along the way.  I appreciate you all and am so glad when you take the time to comment.


My friend told me before that I should start blogging, but I put it on the back burner because I didn’t think I had anything to say.  Then I went to the Compassion conference in June 2011.  I came back wanting to do more for this amazing organisation, and the idea of blogging wasn’t so vague anymore …  I could blog about Compassion; talk about my sponsored children; letters; what Compassion stood for …


So here’s the warning:  There’s another Compassion conference next weekend and I’m going.  I don’t know whether you’ll get the flurry of posts you got at first, but I expect I’ll have something to say about it.


Are you in the UK and would you like to spend a day learning more about Compassion?  There are still places available and it’s completely free.  If you leave me a comment, I’ll try to pass the details on to you.

A-Z: Really Smiling

I just noticed that Princess (one of the little girls I wrote about yesterday in the Philippines) has already been sponsored!

So, R is for ‘Really smiling’ because I’ve realised an orphan, a Ugandan, a Brazilian, and a Filipino child have now found sponsors!  All those Compassion goals achieved, possibly through you – my readers.  I’d absolutely love to hear from you if you sponsored one of those 4 children.  Add my Haitian boy into the mix and we’d have a child in every area where Compassion works.  That makes me really happy.

PS.   Despite last week’s Internet-problems, today I’m up-to-date with the A-Z challenge.  🙂

Grateful to Greg

Noticed anything different on the blog lately – like a photo, and the widget at the bottom so people can subscribe without commenting? Well, those are thanks to Greg at WordPress.

You see, I use speech software to read my screen. I could upload the photo, but couldn’t crop it. My software doesn’t allow me to drag and drop, so I was unable to add any widgets. Greg E-mailed about the photo, and was interested in the software I used. I explained, and not only did he position the photo as promised, he also put up the widget I wanted. I didn’t even have to ask!

So I’m taking this opportunity to say a big thank-you!

And you? Have you thanked anyone today?