Definition: (v) showing pleasure or amusement by smiling
Location Placed: American Red Cross, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Date Placed: 1/19/10 6:32pm
What better place to put "a grin" than at a blood donation drive? This crane was released after my donation while I was gulping down an excessive amount of water to replenish my fluids. I decided to donate for the first time today to "celebrate" my upcoming birthday. What better way to celebrate my life than to attempt to help someone else. I realize how corny this sounds but it helped me to put a bit more meaning back into my birthday, into getting older. I felt humbled as I left the building and hoped that "Grin" found its way into the hands of someone else donating blood, or taking the donations.
To stop being such a sap, this was followed by meeting my brother for a lovely pre-birthday dinner to "replenish my fluids." Breakfast for dinner never tasted so good...
What a lovely gesture!! Happy Birthday!!ReplyDelete
still following with interest:)ReplyDelete
What an excellent word choice!ReplyDelete
Neat! Love hearing about these :)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Sandy!! And this is an admirable way to celebrate it!ReplyDelete
BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD. I've had bad experience with donating. I wrote about it once here: http://bit.ly/dULioh & here: http://bit.ly/aKeBOkReplyDelete
But I'm glad it was a success for you.