Today’s quote is all about GENEROSITY. You will find being generous not only provides joy and comfort to those you bestow it on but it can also lift your own spirits.
Never underestimate the impact that you can have on another. Being generous doesn’t have to mean showering someone with money or gifts but often the most generous thing you can do is give someone a smile or a kind word. You can’t even imagine the impact that might have on a stranger for example. Everyone is going through their own challenges and a small kindness could go a very long way. Be kind and generous whenever you can. Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud today!
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
Put a rainbow somewhere on your page.
Let’s make a difference!
Today I wanted to chat to you once again about an organisation that I have been involved with for many years now. I have spoken about them before but I’d love to talk to you again about this amazing organisation. They are called Kiva. Through Kiva you can make a small loan to a developing world entrepreneur who is looking to support their family and send their kids to school. You get to choose who you loan the money to and they repay the money over a period of time. When it’s paid back you can either lend it out to someone else or withdraw it back to yourself.
I love this system! You are helping someone to help themselves which is so much more valuable than donating to an aid organisation where a large proportion gets eaten up in admin fees. With Kiva the whole amount goes to the recipient and you know exactly what it is being used for.
We have set up a “Colour Me Positive” team page on Kiva.org and would love you to join us make a difference in some peoples lives! Click here to go to our team page. Together we are making a big difference in peoples lives. Come join us!
It is a way of feeling like you’re making a difference and doing so in a way that encourages economic activity which ultimately will provide more employment to support the economy. It’s a very small investment which will be repaid, then it can be used to loan out to another entrepreneur. Make sure you check it out and join our team. Let’s see what sort of difference we can make together!!
Week 35 Challenge Prize:
This weeks prize is another set of beautiful inspirational books and notepads that were kindly donated to us by the wonderful people at www.compendium.com.au – you really should check out all the wonderful inspiring things they have on their website!
We will draw a random name on Friday 9th September from those who have uploaded into the Week 35 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.
Week 33 Prize Draw:
Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 33 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Katie Walker. Congratulations Katie. This is the page that Katie created using the Week 33 quote by Audrey Hepburn.
A Discount for my Australian Customers
All you lovely Australians that are participating in the challenge are entitled to a 5% discount whenever you make a purchase from our Lulu Art store anytime throughout the year. All you need to do is enter in the following coupon code in when you check out – CMP2016
It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!
Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.
Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.
Have fun, be happy and support one another!