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Homeless Receive Care Packet from Stillborn Angel

A plastic bag full of crackers, juice and cookies lay on the back seat of my mother-in-law’s car. My 10 year old vehicle breaks down quite often, so my husband’s mother loaned me her zippy little car for a few days. I thought what a great idea, snacks and a beverage for when she’s stuck in traffic.

I forgot to inquire about the snacks; however, the subject came up in her bible study class days later. My mother-in-law’s friend stated that she was rather uncomfortable giving money to the homeless. Whatever the case, the vote was unanimous that we all had similar thoughts of uneasiness by giving just cash.

My mother-in-law packs up goodies for the homeless people standing at the intersection we pass daily, going into Greensboro. Juice boxes, granola bars, crackers, cookies and chips are placed into a see through plastic bag. Nothing in them will melt from our intense North Carolina heat.

I love the idea of helping out the less fortunate in this “out-of-the-box” manner. I decided to participate. It makes me feel good and I hope to add a little nourishment for someone less fortunate than myself. Giving back to the community in this fashion may touch the heart of a homeless person in a positive way. One never knows when they are making a memory, but it’s worth trying. I insert a little piece of paper with Tanner’s name in between the snacks. This act of kindness gives me the opportunity to write my stillborn angel’s name many, many times. Bereaved parents never forget their children. Larry Wayne McCraw was the recipient of the snack bag one rainy day.

Larry recently passed in a vehicular accident. Rest in Peace dear Larry.

Read our local blog regarding Greensboro’s homeless community, http://chosenfast.com

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January

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  • Awareness Month- Cervical Cancer, Poison & Birth Defect Prevention, Blood Donor

February

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  • Violet, Primrose
  • Awareness Month- Heart Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorder, Heartworm (Pets)
  • 14th– Organ Donor Day

March

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  • Awareness Month-American Red Cross, Poison & Brain Injury

April

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  • Awareness Month-STD, Alcohol, Organ Donor, Autism,Rabies (Pets),Parkinson’s
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August

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  • Awareness Month- Immunization, Breastfeeding
  • August 3rd-America’s Night Out Against Crime

September

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  • Aster, Morning Glory
  • Prostrate, Ovarian and
    Childhood Cancer, Pain Awareness
  • 10th– World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 11th– 911

October

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November

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  • 18th-Great American Smoke out

December

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  • Awareness Month- Drunk & Drugged Driving, AIDS, Seasonal Depression
  • 1st– World AIDS Day

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Question from Theresa of Oak Ridge- “Janet, what exactly is an energy reading?”

Thank you for your question Theresa, an energy reading is an intuitive interpretation of an individual’s energy field.  The energy field consists of the aura, the energy that surrounds our body, the chakra system and the meridian system.  Chakra understanding originated in the country of India and Meridian understanding originated in Asia. 

All of our life experiences are stored within our energy field and everything we do, say, think, feel and experience impacts our field.  Our relationships with our life partner, our children, friends and other family members are recorded in our energy.  Our medical issues, physical and emotional, begin somewhere within our energy field, usually in our aura. When the problem shows up in our chakras or in our meridian system we are feeling some kind of symptoms, either physically or emotionally.

We are the healthiest when our energy field is flowing and flexible.  When it becomes stagnant, we develop an uneven pattern of energy within our physical body.  This uneven pattern of energy or energetic imbalances causes us physical, emotional or spiritual distress. A person giving an energy reading is able to pick up on these imbalances and discuss them with the person seeking the reading.

Reiki, Healing Touch and other energy healing modalities, including Energy Psychology, help us balance out our energy field.  The balance is what causes us to feel physical relief, heal from illness and leave a session feeling positive change. I hope this helps… Janet Nestor

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