Monday, July 25, 2011

Gratitude

I am absolutely humbled and blown away by the generosity of the blogging community.  

Today was our fundraiser/auction for Susan.  

To say it was a success is an understatement.  

Healthy living/food bloggers united today to raise $26, 432 for Susan's cancer medication and other expenses.  I feel so blessed to be a member of such a loving and giving community of people, and am grateful to have been a part of this effort. When I first received an email from Janetha asking for help, I never imagined that it would be this big of a success.  I don't think any one did.  It just goes to show you what people can do when they band together. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the auction, bid on items, donated or supported this great cause in any way.  You can listen to Susan's radio interview here, or read the Fitness magazine article about the fundraiser here.  

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I am also grateful for the beautiful summer we are having and this past Sunday that I got to spend with my adorable nephew.  We had a picnic in the park, tried to fly a kite, and splashed at the spray park.

 

And, because this is a food blog ... I am also grateful for the goodies that the people at Artisana generously sent me to try out.  I had some of the pecan butter on my oatmeal this morning.

 

What are you thankful for today?

17 comments:

Simply Life said...

oh your nephew is way too cute!

Madeline- Greens and Jeans said...

The results of the auction gave me chills and I'm so excited that we were able to come up with something that will make a huge impact for Susan!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

I am thankful for the generosity of strangers, too.

Someone bid $200 dollars on my cookie dough balls. They cost about $1 or $2 to make and take me 5 mins. Seriously..I am so thankful for that person b/c they will help susan out!

Laura said...

The new about the fundrasier is fantastic! I saw the total last night and was blown away...

I'd be awfully thankful for that Artisana loot too! I bought cacao bliss and loved it and I've had my eye on the pecan butter for ohhhh, about 2 years now. The store here wants $14 for it and this is just. not. happening!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

The fundraiser was amazing. I am SO proud of this community for coming together for Susan like that!!

Anne Marie said...

Your nephew is adorable!! I can't believe how much money was raised for Susan - it's awesome. I'm thankful for my baby boy.

Kacy said...

I am so amazed by TGFA. I'm so happy to be a part of it and Susan was so deserving.

thehealthyapron said...

wow! Amazing! How generous!

Mom on the Run said...

It is amazing what the blogging community can do! That is awesome!

I wish we had a splash park closer to the house because I think my girls would love it!

Adelle said...

I am thankful being able to enjoy time off and relax and be with friends and family.

I am so impressed by the fundraiser. Congrats for all the good work!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Wow. your pictures are fantastic!

I'm grateful for the fundraiser too. I get teary every time I think of the generosity of everyone!

I'm also grateful for a great hubby, it's been a tough year, and he's just great!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Yeah! That is awesome how much money ya;ll raised. Just amazing. what a blessing to susan. Love that peanut butter packet in your post. Where on earth did you get it?

Being Healthier said...

26,000+ that is just so amazing! I'm so happy and thankful for my life and my health and every opportunity that awaits. so wonderful.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so happy that the fundraiser went as well as it did. that is just simply amazing!!

I am thankful that I passed my CFA exam. I worked so so so hard for it, it feels good knowing that my hard work paid off!

lauri (redheadrecipes.com) said...

The blogger auction was pretty incredible! I had a list of things I wanted to id on, but the bids ended up being more than I could afford, so I donated directly!

I've always wanted to try the artisana products! I liked their coconut butter!

I'm grateful its humpday- the weekend is near! I'm also grateful its a pay week ;)

Cute, cute pics!!

Lisa said...

That's awesome that so much was raised, what a great group to be a part of. I am thankful today for my family and the fun we had tonight riding bikes & walking the dog. Happy Wednesday!

mymarblerye said...

WTF! how did you get that swag!! I'm NOT thankful cause I didn't get that! Kidding, I'm thankful for friendly bloggers who've met up with me in this beautiful city!