The Best Laid Plans

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You are probably familiar with the Robert Burns quote, “The best laid plans of mice and men gang awry”.  That pretty much describes my situation today.  I had plans to do all kind of stuff around the house, but here I sit with a migraine.  I took something for it, but it hasn’t kicked in yet, so bear with me if this post seems a bit wonky.  My son suggested that we make a donation to an organization which helps veterans in honor of Memorial Day, so we made another donation to Fisher House (  We also made a donation to Toys for Tots.  Toys for Tots is partnering with Good360 to help families in need.  Good360 is a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving to distribute 2 million toys to families in need.  Two other charities which will help to prevent the reading levels of children from backsliding during this time are Reading is Fundamental (, and of course, DonorsChoose (  If you interested in aiding reading on a global scale, check out the nonprofit Room to Read (  Room to Read addresses the educational inequity in third world and developing countries.  Over 750 million people in the world are illiterate and two-thirds of them are women and girls.  This situation gives them no choice in life.  Many girls are married off as child brides and end up giving birth before their bodies are capable, resulting in lifelong physical trauma.

And in my previous post “Water”, I meant to post a link to the video, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”  (  This story is available as a wonderful book and Netflix and Amazon movie which illustrates how valuable water is and how education is cherished by those who are not able to take it for granted.

So, I will close for now.  My migraine is starting to get better, so I will try to get a few things done before dinner.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please take care and love one another.


“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”                                                                                                         Ralph Waldo Emerson


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