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Helping Ethiopian Families

Helping Ethiopian Families

From my daughters:

Hello! We are Eliana and Tehilla. I, Tehilla, was born and raised in Ethiopia until the age of five, and my sister, Eliana, was adopted in China. Two years ago we visited Ethiopia and saw the poor condition in which women and their families lived. Our friend, Jennifer Fiechtner, is the director and founder of an organization called ‘Women Equipped’. Her organization helps women in Ethiopia start a small business such as a vegetable stand or a coffee shop. By starting a small business, the women are able to provide for their families and keep their children out of orphanages. For this reason we want to raise money for ‘Women Equipped’. Your donations will help the organization train women to start their own business. Helping the people there is very important to us because we believe that everybody should be able to provide for their family and live together without the fear of having to be split up. Your contribution will be very much appreciated by both, ‘Women Equipped’, us, and all the women who you will be helping. Thank you!

Please visit:
http://www.womenequipped.org/about-us.html
to learn more.

TO DONATE – go here:

https://www.gofundme.com/q2hnecnw

 

 

 
 

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Clinging to Hope

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Clinging to Hope

We all have moments – moments when we question our reality

Everything we thought we knew becomes rubble at our feet

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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in Inspiration, Prayers, Self-esteem, Self-help

 

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Back to School

I love it when teachers are excited to welcome their students back to school!

 

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Education, Inspiration

 

I AM 40!!! New Blogging Journeys

Hello blogging world.

First of all, some of you asked to see my face.  Being that my blog is over, I feel that I can now honor that request – here you go!  (I was a bit younger than 40 in this photo, but those who know me will testify that I have not changed a bit!)

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This is my encore post.  I am now already 40, which means that my 400 days ’til 40 blogging journey is officially over.  This also means that this blog has run its course.  As mentioned yesterday – it is bitter-sweet, as I enjoyed the journey immensely.  This particular blog has to end, but I do have new ones on the horizon.  Stay subscribed here and in the future weeks/ months I will post a note directing you to my new blogging adventures. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Education, Inspiration

 

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1 Day ’til 40: Lessons Learned on my 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

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This is IT – my 400th post!  I have now officially blogged the 400 days ’til my 40th birthday – AND I am still here to tell about it!  Tomorrow is the day that inspired this 400 day writing journey.  It is hard for me to believe that the time has passed as quickly as it has.  Was it really 400 days ago that, on a whim, I thought it would be fun to blog the 400 days before I turned 40?  (What on earth WAS I thinking?!?) It seems like only yesterday……… they do say that time starts to slip away faster as we age…. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in attitude, Inspiration

 

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2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!

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Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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3 Days ’til 40: My 40 Favorite Photos from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

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As my 400 days ’til 40 blogging journey is almost to an end, I wanted to dedicate this post to my top 40 favorite photos from the journey.  Blogging each day also meant taking many original photos so that I could include an image with each post.  I have never used my camera as much as I have this year!  I hope you enjoy!

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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Inspiration

 

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