Tell us about the time you retrieved your favorite t-shirt from your ex. Or when you accidentally stumbled upon your fifth-grade journal in your parents’ attic. Or how about the moment you found out the truth about a person whose history or real nature you thought you’d figured out. Interpret this theme of “finding something” however you see fit.
I am going slightly off the beaten track with this one and trying to keep it short….coughs!
A questions for you all, when did you last go in to a charity shop? If you can remember, do you know whether you actually took in the name of the charity and or what it stood for?
I have to admit that up until recently I was guilty to not paying too much attention, I was more concerned about getting a bargain inside, or trawling through the many items and trying to find a hidden gem.
However, through other people that have supported me, aka Richmond Aid who work with people with disabilities I have ended up helping them back and helping them with their newsletter. The article I was to write was to focus upon two companies that are under their umbrella, I chose Mind for one and Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust.
After working my way through their websites I was overwhelmed at the amazing work they do to support people with various needs. Mind helps those with mental health issues and the Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust provides residential care, living schemes and activities for those with learning difficulties.
Mind has a huge breadth of scope of services provided from making sure that Psychological services are more readily and easily available working with GP’s from the point of initial contact through to assessments and aftercare.
They also believe that introducing people within a safe environment ie with a support worker to encourage them to take on outdoor activities be it gardening of some kind within groups is a good way to socialize, learn a new skill and build confidence.
They also empower people with mental health issues to become peers for others that need support and to offer peer led workshops and talks.
Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust
RHLT provides not only residential care with varying degrees of in house support but also a wide range of social activities, I mean a huuuuge array on which support workers are there at hand all the time to help with confidence, to help mingling and to aid unions and friendships as well as perhaps learning a new type of craft.
They also provide ‘Leisure weekends’ where people who care are given the weekend to relax as a group of support workers take the people they care away for fun weekends, this must be priceless to many.
So next time you step in to a shop, if you have not spent much time as to where your pennies go take two minutes perhaps to ask the person behind the counter what the charity does or pick up a leaflet. All these worthwhile charities usually start off small, one person with a passion to help, if the world could give just a tiny bit of similar passion to doing good ‘our’ world would be such a better place, don’t you think? 🙂
Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.
I picked up a book that was my mothers, it looked well well read and sellotaped in various places. It has been sat on a shelf for some time now just waiting for the right moment so here we are.
“The Perfumed Garden” – fully illustrated, The Most Daring Book Ever Written on The Arabian Art of Making Love – oooer!
P29, the word stupefied
In context, Stupefied by her beauty, the King was like stunned. The grammar there though I am no expert seems not quite right and I havn’t even read this book yet, does that put me off, oh no. You see I am curious as to what this book is going to be like, I think it will be exciting so why havn’t I read it yet? I guess I am putting it off, like some weird form of torture to see something you want and not have it, the thrill isn’t it?
You’re told that an event that’s dear to your heart — an annual fair, festival, or conference — will be cancelled forever (or taken over by an evil organization). Write about it. For your twist, read your piece aloud, multiple times. Hone that voice of yours!
I think I do have a voice, I am not sure to hone it however. This challenge is asking me to read something out aloud multiple times? Isn’t that bordering on madness?
You know I live in a household where one child has ADHD and the other vocal tics, so I cherish my silence, so I am afraid I refuse to partake in this exercise to its bitter end, for I fear a migraine at the end of it and my children having amunition against me next time I ask them to be quiet and that thought just too horrible to bear.
Now I am thinking if you got this far in reading my post you will be sick of me by now, so I think I will go, plus my timer has gone off for my chicken curry, yep not a take away and I am salivating and nigh on going to electrocute myself if I dribble on my keyboard.
I also think I should ask my readers, do I have a voice?
Thank you kindly for reading, always up for a chat even if I am eating chicken curry! hehe
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