Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Every Monday Matters ~ Week 4

MAKE TODAY MATTER:

PREPARE FOR AN  EMERGENCY:


F - 800 tornadoes are reported annually.
A - The average path of a twister is 660 feet wide and up to 50 miles long.
   - 39 states are considered at risk of an earthquake.
C - 46% of disaster deaths occur due to floods.
   - Because of contamination, clean water is harder to find than food after a flood.
T - A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when the speed of its winds reaches 74 mph.
S - September 11, 2001, will always be a reminder of the reality of terrorist attacks and the damage they can cause.

TAKE ACTION TODAY:


1. Develop a family communication plan by selecting a person outside your local area for everyone to call in case of an emergency.

2. Ensure every member of your family knows the phone number and has coins or a prepaid phone card for calling the emergency contact. Cell phones often get jammed due to high call volume during disasters.
3. Designate a primary and secondary meeting location.
4. Create an emergency supply kit with a 3-day supply of basic items such as: fresh water, food, first aid, towelettes, garbage bags, a flashlight with extra batteries, local maps, a whistle, dust masks, tools, a can opener, and cash. Check and rotate supplies every 6 months. 

YOU MATTER:


Disasters are never planned, but they will happen. They are inevitable.

Being prepared is the only thing you can do.
Having proper supplies and a well thought-out plan can make all the difference in your survival.
Readiness will also reduce fear, anxiety and potential losses.

PREPARE TODAY...FOR ANY KIND OF TOMORROW.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club Giveaway

Giveaways of Blessing is giving away a Wanda Brunstetter book entitled The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. Wanda is a superb writer so you don't want to miss out on this fabulous giveaway. The giveaway runs from September 3rd through September 14th. Good Luck and God Bless.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Every Monday Matters ~ Week 3

Make Today Matter...
HAVE AMBER ALERTS SENT TO YOU!!!

FACTS:

AMBER stands for
"America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response"
and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman 
who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas
then brutally murdered.
-76% of abducted children who are murdered are dead within
3 hours of the abduction and 88.5% are dead within 24 hours.
-336 children have been reunited with their
families because of AMBER Alerts.
-70% of people with cell phones are eligible to receive Wireless
AMBER Alerts as text messages.
-100% of computers can have the AMBER Alert ticker
downloaded onto them.
-AMBER Alerts are active in ALL 50 States.

TAKE ACTION TODAY:

1. Pay attention to AMBER Alert signs on the freeway or on TV.
2. Sign up to receive AMBER Alert text messaging on your cell phone.
3. Download the AMBER Alert ticker onto your computer.
4. If you see or receive an AMBER Alert signal, don't take it lightly. The perpetrator might be closer than you think.

YOU MATTER:

Protecting children from abduction and locating those who have been abducted is the twofold purpose of
AMBER Alerts.  They increase the number of people who can help locate an abducted child or
deter predators, and they have caused perpetrators to release the abducted child after hearing or seeing
the AMBER  Alert.  Remember, those first three hours are everything to that child and his or her family.
Your eyes and action could mean the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

LET'S HELP TO REUNITE THEM.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Every Monday's Matter ~ Week 2

WHAT MATTERS MOST.....

The average person spends:


  • 100 hours commuting to work compared to 80 hours of vacation time.
  • 91 hours a week at work for dual-career couples with kids
  • 1.8 hours a day doing household activities.
  • 2.6 hours a day watching television
  • 8.6 hours a day sleeping.
Take Action Today:

  • Stop and think.....then make a list of what matters most to you.
  • Create a list.....of how you currently spend your time each week.
  • Organize.....your list of weekly activities and identify activities that are required and those that are optional and waste time.
  • Take steps to rearrange.....your schedule or reduce the optional activities so that you can spend time doing what matters most.
  • Don't wast time.
You Matter:

  • What really matters most to you?
  • your relationships with family, friends, and children?
  • helping others?
  • Passions?
  • faith?
  • security?
  • Health?
  • At the end of each year, don't you want to look back and see that you made a difference?
  • That you matter?
  • Today is the start of a new year.....start it off by making a fidderence in you, in you life, and in the lives of those you love
This is your opportunity!!!

Time spent on what matters most is never a waste of time :)

Time is a non-renewable resource.....once it's used up, you can't get it back.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Every Monday Matters.....

Turn off your TV!!!


Facts: 


  • 99% of all homes have at least one TV--45% have three or more.
  • 56% of all 8 to 16 year olds have a TV in their bedroom.
  • A person watches TV an average of 40 days per year.
  • Children spend 1,023 hours a year watching TV compared to 900 hours in school.
  • 200,000 violent acts, including 16,000 murders, will be seen on TV by children before their 18th Birthday.
  • Roughly 70% of all TV shows include sexual content, with an average of five sexual scenes per hour.
  • On average, 38.5 minutes per week of meaningful conversation happens between a parent and their child.
Take Action Today:
  • Turn off your TV today.
  • Designate certain TV free times throughout the week to reduce viewing hours.
  • Remove TVs from bedrooms, kitchen, etc.
  • Make a list of activities to do besides watching TV--activities like reading, biking, swimming, walking, gardening or socializing with friends. Then start doing them.
  • Avoid using TV as a reward--this only increases its power.
  • Be more selective about programming and choose history, travel, cooking, home repair/design, and other educational themes.
YOU MATTER:
70% of people say that no matter how hard they try, they never seem to have enough time to do everything they need to do.  Are you part of that 70%? If you give up TV for just one day a week, you can exercise for the recommended weekly amount necessary for healthy living, read over 20 books a year, or spend more time with your love ones.

Instead of watching reruns of FRIENDS go make some!!!





Saturday, July 7, 2012

Vicki's Christmas in July Yard Sale


I'VE STARTED A NEW YARD SALE CALLED "VICKI'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY" SO BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT. I WILL BE POSTING REGULARLY SO KEEP CHECKING BACK. IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY PRICES THEN I AM OPEN TO OFFERS. I HAVE SNOWMEN, SCRAPBOOK SUPPLIES, STAMPING UP SUPPLIES, KNICK KNACKS, BATHING SUITS, SHIRTS AND WILL BE ADDING MORE REGULARLY. I WILL MAKE DELIVERIES IF POSSIBLE OR MEET UP WITH YOU OTHERWISE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POSTAGE ON MAILING YOUR ITEM TO YOU. IF SOMETHING COMES UP PLEASE LET ME KNOW THAT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT SO WE CAN RESCHEDULE DELIVERY. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT MY YARD SALE AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!