June 28, 2013

Week 26 Focus on Life...?

This week we had no prompt and were given free reign to address anything we wanted to.  I had an idea of taking pictures of some recent bead weaving but today my mind was changed.

I took three grand kids out for lunch and gave them a bit of spending money as reward for doing well in school this past year.  Twenty bucks doesn't go far these days.... have you noticed?  It was fun taking them from store to store as they wondered if they would find a coveted item.  However, they kept wondering if the next store would be even better so hung on to their money until they couldn't stand it anymore.  My eight year old grand son Kyan spent some but had a few dollars left in his pocket which surprised me.  He doesn't tend to save anything.

 My thirteen year old grand daughter Jamisyn bought two items on sale...clothes of course and used it all.  She is a very focused shopper and doesn't mind looking on the sales rack.  Good for her!
Jenica my grand daughter has a giving heart

Jenica is 11-3/4 and she is an artist like me.  She is creative and loves anything shiny and glittery.  She is at the age where clothes don't fit - she wants to wear teen clothes but still has a child's body so gets discouraged easily. In the crafts department we found a mood lamp that would be marvelous for her room.  It is like a lava lamp but has colored balls in the bottom that change and glow as the light shines up through them.  She had about seven dollars left.

You may think this story is ho-hum and yes, it probably is but it's not finished - yet.

My last stop was an art store to get yet more micron pens and fine line markers for my doodling and zentangle obsession.  Who doesn't need more pens?  Jenica (my little artist) went with me and as I was self absorbed in the pen aisle I looked over to where she was.  She was dropping something inside a big glass jar.  I saw that it said:  Donation fund for flood victims.  

Jenica reluctantly told me she had put all her remaining money in the jar.  I told her I was so proud of what she was doing.  In the true spirit of giving, she did not want anyone to notice.  

As we left the store she said to me, "That isn't going to go very far is it?"  I told her that every little donation helps the Red Cross do the important work they do.  

  This is my focus on life - thanks for stopping by and leaving  positive comments.  I appreciate it.

Now head over to The Studio Sublime to see what others focused on this week.


20 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

What a wonderful child. She will go far with a heart like that

A Polymer Penchant said...

beautiful in every way!

Diana Taylor said...

What a beautiful blog post - a wonderful reflection on the younger generation. You must be a very proud grandma!

Courtney said...

What a wonderful post! You should be very proud - she is awesome!

Donna said...

What a lovely child. Thanks for posting about this.

Marlene Cupo said...

Tears welled up as I finished your post. What a beautiful child in every way!

Becky Pancake said...

Katherine that is a heart touching story. Thanx for sharing.

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a great post this week and what a beautiful picture of your granddaughter.

Annette said...

What a proud Grandma you must be! Of ALL of them!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Beautiful heart and soul... she'll go far and have joy her whole life.

Islandgirl said...

She'll make a good artist ... artists tend to be the first people that step forward to help disaster victims.

Beti Horvath said...

Sweet picture, and a heart-warming story.

Alice said...

What a beautiful, caring girl!!! My eyes stung with tears as I read where she gave the last of her money to a good cause.

LoriF said...

Please tell Jennica we said "Thank you!" My son's 1.5 yr old house was damaged to the tune of $25,000 in the flood. He saved for 10 yrs to buy that house...you know what housing prices in Calgary are like! So now he's paying a mortgage on a house he can't live in (he's staying with friends at the moment) and we're trying to figure out where we're going to get $25,000 to pay for the repairs, because of course there is no insurance coverage. He is so stressed.
Thank you and her for her kindness!

Shel said...

Oh, tears!! What a wonderful and heart warming post. You have a lovely, generous, thoughtful and caring granddaughter - I imagine she's had some great examples in her life! ;-)

Ema Kilroy said...

That is beautiful! Such a wonderful post and your grand daughter has a big heart. She has learned an important lesson already, the art of giving.

Alicia said...

Absolutely beautiful! I was wondering what's going to happen with the money - it's lovely when you see young kids showing empathy and concern. That's when you know that all is well, despite what the media might have you believe. Please give Jessica a hug :)

Adrienne said...

Oh, that is so sweet!!!!!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

What a nice story- I know your grandkids had a great time figuring out what they should get. And it is wonderful that Jenica gave her last bit away- so sweet.

About Jeni said...

Yes that would be me ;)