It Feels Good to Win (For Japan)

It’s the final day of the Masters here in Georgia…the sky is a clear blue, the azaleas are a riot of pinks, whites and reds, and the grass is a carpet of emerald green. I suppose for a handful of golfers, the pressure’s on. But for the rest of us, watching, it’s a glorious, carefree afternoon.

The Masters is thousands of miles away from Japan…and a world away from their daily struggles. Life is still difficult for the Japanese people, but you can lend a hand in their time of need with just the click of a button.

Kidlit 4 Japan still has plenty of items open for bidding. You can grab a critique or some swell children’s books, as well as a ton of book swag. Even if you’re not a children’s book reader, I’ll bet you know a library that would love a few autographed books for their juvenile collection.

Oh! And I finally won a bid for a really cool bookmark! It’s not exactly a green jacket, but I feel as good as if I’d won the Masters.

Finding Something Friday: How to Help Japan

When I was a little girl, my mother had a stock saying for those times I would complain about, well, anything.

“I used to cry because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”

My heart goes out to the people in Japan who have no shoes, no heat, no homes, and some who are giving their very lives so that others may be safe.

And on this Finding Something Friday, I found folks who are trying to help. So on Monday, March 21st, look for me here, at the Kidlit4Japan Benefit Auction.

I never seem to win the big prizes at these auctions, but I promise I won’t complain. Not even a sigh. My mom has a stock saying for this situation, too:

“The Lord loves a cheerful giver.”