Category Archives: Link My Thoughts

Toys For Tots, Help The Less Fortunate

What expresses love more than helping those in need? This year, take a little bit of time and a few dollars apart from your Christmas list to help less fortunate children smile this season. The feeling is rewarding and just all around amazing! Toys for Tots, created by the U.S Marine Corps Reserve, puts for their efforts to help these children all over the United States; now it’s your turn to get involved!

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation enjoys one of the very best program to support ratios within the nonprofit world; 96:4. This means that over 96% of your donation goes to our mission of providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children. The 4% spent on support principally covers fundraising expenses – not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.

For Further Information & Donation Locations, Visit: http://toysfortots.org/

“If You’re Not Loving…”

You’re Not Living If You’re Not Loving …

… yourself more than someone else
… laughing at your own silly mistakes
… the lovely process that is self-growth
… looking back and learning from your past
… the people who show you real emotions
… spending time alone and thinking clearly
… meditating in whatever way you see fit
… this precious time on earth
… your real true self

A Little Bit About Me, The Bull :)

(April 20 – May 20) Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game… Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it’s the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.

It’s the Bull that serves as the Taurus’s mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesn’t start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it’s that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish line, they’ll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do, you’d need some goodies, too.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, a lovely goddess who didn’t deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taurus has pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it’s in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurus-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren’t interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one that includes a partner and a stable relationship.

Taurus values harmony in their personal lives, so they’ll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull’s penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, Taurus’ are true romantics and loyal to the core.

The great strength of Taurus is in their stability, loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they so fervently crave?

Lovin’ the Horoscope?

Read more about Taurus and Your Own Sign’s Horoscope at: http://www.astrology.com/

One Year From Today…

A year ago, I was studying communications at FIU, living off of student loans, and thinking about what the next steps were in my career, love, and life. I was wandering through life, on a steady path, but still wandering and wondering…

This year, looking back at 2010, I achieved many of my goals and re-defined some others that will always be in progress. Graduating with my bachelors at the end of 2010 was a grand achievement, and finding a job in the realm of what I studied is also purely amazing. Found a new passion in creating websites and ultimately freelancing more than I ever had before; definitely a plus. Re-defining my love for working out and meditating, I am focusing now on building physical and mental strength with new and exciting workouts. I find the gym to be great for group-workouts, but I feel the most peaceful when I run on South Beach. On such note, here comes the lineup for how I think (and would like) my life will be different one year from today:

+ Meditate for at least 30 minutes every day
+ Work out daily to be in ideal physical shape
+ Will have spent more time with my family
+ Have my own place, preferably close to the city
+ Obtain a notable position in my career
+ Create a charity or take part in a charitable event
+ Continue studying marketing via online books, etc.
+ Created my own e-book and inspire others in the biz
+ Have taken or planned a trip across the Atlantic!

Now, how do you think your life will be different in a year?

Toys For Tots: Christmas Toy Drive

What expresses love more than helping those in need? This year, take a little bit of time and a few dollars apart from your Christmas list to help less fortunate children smile this season. The feeling is rewarding and just all around amazing! Toys for Tots, created by the U.S Marine Corps Reserve, puts for their efforts to help these children all over the United States; now it’s your turn to get involved!

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation enjoys one of the very best program to support ratios within the nonprofit world; 96:4.  This means that over 96% of your donation goes to our mission of providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children.  The 4% spent on support principally covers fundraising expenses – not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.

For Further Information & Donation Locations, Visit: http://toysfortots.org/