Thursday, July 24, 2008

HeartRocks: New Website for Kids with help for our Troops

Hello to Everyone,
Yesterday I launched a new website called . It is geared for children and teaches them that energy can be shared. The premise is about finding rocks in the shape of hearts and "gifting" to one another with positive energy and love attached. There is also poetry on the site and kids are encouraged to write their own, giving heartfelt sentiments with the HeartRock gift.

One of the reasons why I created this program was to promote the sharing of energy through gratitude, friendship, love and grace, giving kids an outlet for positive emotions to replace negative ones. When children understand that their energy can have an affect on others, they will be moe inclined to share the best of themselves rather than any negative they may be experiencing.

On the website, there is a "Rock Our Troops" program for schools that will initiate a nation-wide campaign to collect rocks for our soldiers over in the middle east. It is my hope that children will learn how valuable their energy is and how much it can help others in their time of need. The rocks will be attached to gratitude poems that the children will write themselves or download from the site.

Please visit and pass it on to young people you know interested in tapping into their "power and energy". In the meantime, this email came to me today and I would like to share it with all readers, friends, and family. Let me know what you think.

From Sandy Adams: If the Red shirt thing is new to you, read below...

Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together. After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home. 'No' he responded.' Heading out' I asked? 'No. I'm escorting a soldier home.''Going to pick him up?'' No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq , I'm taking him home to his family.'

The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days. I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, 'Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do.'

Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom:' Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign.' Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.

So here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do: Red Fridays. Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority.' We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, Country and Home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a home coming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is 'We need your support and your prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thought for the Month

While looking through some miscellaneous writings, I came across this excerpt from a chapter I am writing. It sounds like a brain twister, but I thought I would put it out there for anyone daring enough to decipher. See if you can figure out what I am trying to say. I would love some feedback.

"When you embark on your journey to wellness, you begin to eat what you need and not what you want. Then one day you notice that your body starts to change your mind and you suddenly want to eat what you need. At this point, you may believe you have evolved. Instead, it is more probable that you have just revolved back to where you originally started from, but this time, with a healthier menu. " D.