{Day 55}

Let me start out by saying that it is often thought that beauty is in the eye of the beholder… This week I made a quick stop at the post office to see if there was anything in my box.  Much to my surprise and delight there was a pale lilac envelope.  I slipped my finger under the fold and opened it up to find the nicest little note and a 1 dollar bill.  Written on the card was this “It’s not much, but we can give this.”  It left a HUGE smile on my face.  Here was a young lady doing what she could.  And it was beautiful.  Today I received an email update on how much money had come in.  One donor gave $100 and another $1,000.  It completely blew me away.  Each giver was extremely generous.  They gave what they could and I think that is beautiful.  It is your heart of giving that matters the most and not necessarily the amount.  These people desired to give and then ACTED on that desire.  They didn’t wait.  I find that extremely beautiful.  In fact it made me catch my breath and look twice because giving to orphans is insanely attractive.

{Photos by: Jenn Lynn Images}

{Clothing borrowed from Heidi}

8 Responses to {Day 55}

  1. E. G. Garfield June 24, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    So happy for the generous giving not just yesterday but all the days. An ancient proverbs says, “Whoever gives to the poor will not want…” (Proverbs 28:27) May those who give never be in want.

  2. Heidi June 24, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    You look amazing in that purple!!!! Wear it when we play next week 🙂

    You’re doing such a great job!! Thanks for my daily 5 minute keep-things-in-perspective dose!

    • misselaini June 25, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

      Thanks! I really love that color… 🙂

  3. Mary June 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Wow, what an amazing project! You are such an inspiration, Elaini!

    P.S. Gorgeous outfit today. Classy!

    • misselaini June 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks, God is helping me! I have been inspired by so many people and I am grateful to inspire others. I like this outfit too. So happy to have friends with great clothes!!!

  4. This girl loves to Talk July 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    my fav outfit.. you turned it back to front?? excellent idea!

    • misselaini July 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

      Glad you like it! Yes the dress was made to be reversible front to back. 😀

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