Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Things November: Nov. 3, 2010

Ok, y’all…I’m an Austin, Texas girl and I am very happy to say that November 3rd is the birthday of none other than...

Stephen F. Austin
(aka, the Father of Texas)!

 ~~~Yee-haw! No…for real…yeee-hawww!~~~

Ok, that I've got that out of my system, here are some more November facts for you:

 November’s birthstone is the Topaz.Topaz is often associated with the sun, and the most well-known color Topaz stone is golden yellow.
Topaz occurs naturally in other colors as well including pink, orange and blue. It is believed that wearing topaz allows you to have clearer thought and foresight (vision).

Did you know that November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month? Somewhere in the range of 5-7 percent of the teenage population under the age of 18 are homeless each year. That's about 1-1.5 million young people who are forced to live on the streets, are likely to drop out of school, and face an increased risk of experiencing sexual abuse and the very real danger of human trafficking.

Click { here } to visit one of many websites where you can find more information and
how you can help.


And that, my friends, leads me to what I am thankful for today.

A roof over my head, warm clothes on my body, plentiful food for my tummy.

Many of us take these things for granted, but there are also many who would trade places with us in a heartbeat, even just for one night.

It hurts my heart to know that there are children out there in the world – the same age as my own – who have none of these things. Some of them don’t even have a family. They are lost and vulnerable.

This is somebody's baby, y'all.  Somebody's baby....

But you and I - we have the ability to change that.
What will you do?

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
 ~Anne Frank


Steve Finnell said...

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Leanne said...

Fantastic post, D. I love what you are doing this month. Inspiring. Motivating. Reminding. All things that I am in need of in my life. Thanks for putting some good stuff out there for all of us to take in. Sending you happy thoughts today and every day.

Doris said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement. It means so much to me that you stop by and read. I send happy thoughts right back at 'cha!

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