Monday, January 31, 2011

Something Big is most lIkely about to happen...

Stay tuned, and pray if you're the praying type!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Important on my Other Blog

At I have posted a prayer request. It is usually my policy not to post about religion on this blog, or to ask for prayer anywhere or ever, but this is really important. One detail I did not share there that I will share here is that this has to do with Reece's Rainbow! More details if it actually works out. Please join me in prayer.


Oh, midterms, how I loathe thee...

One test Tueday.
One quiz Wednesday.
One test Thursday.
One test AND one quiz Friday.

And I still have to make up the work I missed because of my medical leave.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Great News!

Through no action of mine, the Down Syndrome Girls 6+ fund now has $3755 in it. Is that not amazing, incredible, WOW?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Yesterday or the day before (I forget which) I discovered a new Jewish music group on Youtube. They are called Lev Tahor (Pure Heart) and they are amazing, even if you are not Jewish! My favorite songs by them are Lo Alecha (my theme song) and Deaf Man in the Shteeble (really sweet and moving).

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quote of the Moment

"Lo alecha ham'lakha lig'mor, v'lo atah ben khoreen l'hivatel mimenah."

"It is not upon you to finish the work, but neither are you free to desist from it."

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Talk about quick!!!

All of a sudden, the Dwon Syndrome Girls 6+ grant fund has 850 DOLLARS in it! I will make it pass $1000!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Someone Special

Introducing... "ERIN"! Erin is the child to whom I have been assigned as a Reece's Rainbow Prayer Warrior. It is my privilege to pray for her until she finds a family, and perhaps longer. I know the picture depicts a young child, but Erin is actually turning nine this month. (No one knows how old the picture is; I've checked.)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Goal

As you all know, my charity for this year is Reece's Rainbow, and I am specifically raising money for the Down Syndrome Girls 6+ page. This is a general grant fund that will go to the next family to adopt a little girl from that page.

I have a goal for how much money I will raise and donate. That goal is 200 dollars. I will get 50 from my parents for my birthday, which puts me off to a fine start.

This will not be easy. It means no more breakfasts, lunches, or dinners out with friends; no more snacks from the Student Union at school; no new clothes; no new craft supplies; no trips to the theater or the movies or ice skating. In short, it means going without for a much greater cause.

I think I can do it.

PS Can anyone tell me how a Chip-in works? I am toying with a couple of fundraising ideas.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year?

2010 was a rough year for me in more ways than one...OK, in one way, but it was big. The ups and downs of bipolar disorder, my need for sleep, my emotional outbursts: all domineered my life.

I have no evidence that 2011 will be better, but I do believe it will. Maybe because I foresee getting control of my bipolar disorder; maybe because I will be starting college; and maybe just because I have decided it is going to be and I have the will power to make it so.

OK...New Year's Resolutions: I am only making two of them.

1. I will make time for God in my life. I will daven (pray the mandatory Jewish prayers) at least once a day, and hopefully twice. I need to connect with God in this way in order for the prayers I compose to mean anything.

2. I will pick a project/topic and make a difference in the world. This year, my chosen organization is Reece's Rainbow. I will donate what I have (maybe I won't get a birthday gift after all), I will post on my blog, and I will even "shout" on Facebook. Better believe I will make a difference.

So yes, friends, family, and readers: Happy new year.