Applause, Applause, Applause

The month of November was a challenge in several ways and one of them was that I committed to write a blog post every single day. If you have followed me for any length of time you know that I normally average about 5 posts a week with 2 of those being taken up with Teapot Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday.  I normally do a blog hop on Friday that Hilary at Feeling Beachie hosts but the past month I have put that on the back burner and done more writing posts.  Add to it that our Comments for a Cause recipient for November was Allison whose trip to Honduras and an orphanage spurred a lot of comments and you have one tired blogger!!!!   In a good way.   Allison rallied the troops and between her efforts and my participation in NaBloPoMo we had lots of visitors to It’s Just Life and a lot of commenters, too! Fabulous!!!  It might be a good thing that I do not include my own responses in the count!!!

Allison Spruill

Allison Spruill

I am thrilled to announce that we will be donating $411 to help Allison with her upcoming trip to the orphanage.   Pat yourselves on the back.  YOU made it happen!!!  This is by far the largest total yet and it makes me think that this was a spectacular month indeed!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So many causes seem to be lining up presenting themselves as worthwhile and needed places to highlight and donate to these days.  It is difficult to narrow it down and choose but choose I did!  I will once again be giving to UMCOR to help aid with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.   The thing that I love about UMCOR is that 100% of my donation goes to the relief effort that I designate.  Please join me in making this a fabulous donation month for those affected by this horrific disaster.  A short video follows that explains what UMCOR is doing to offer aid and assistance.  If you can and want to find a cause to give to over this holiday season I would highly recommend using UMCOR as a starting point for your giving efforts.  While there are many wonderful charities out there (and believe me—there are a lot!) I firmly believe that UMCOR has boots on the ground during disasters as fast as some of the more well known agencies.  This coming Tuesday, December 3rd, all gifts made through UMCOR will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500,000. That means if you choose to make a donation on that day it will have double the impact.


Oh hey–I updated my profile pic today!   No more 2 year old picture.  I like this one almost as much as the last one.  Hard to like a picture of yourself sometimes!!  🙂  Thanks to Mr. Diamond, my photographer who always makes me smile.


  1. $411, wow! That’s amazing!!! Thank you all so much for commenting, and thank YOU Beth Ann!

    I also am excited to support UMCOR and plan to continue to read and comment!

    • I am excited for you! I meNt to msg you before we left this morning and forgot. When I get home I will put the donation in your account. Thanks for reading every day and inviting others!

  2. Becky Miracle says:

    WOW…. Great job to you and Allison!!!! I am sure it will help many.

  3. Hooray… Congrats to Allison and to UMCOR…

  4. What a wonderful November you’ve had — congratulations on accepting the challenge and making it happen! Oh, and that’s a nice new profile pic. Hard to find good, FREE photogs, and selfies just don’t pass muster, do they?!!

  5. That is fabulous–$411! Yup, a deserving exclamation mark there, dear tired bloggy friend.

  6. Exciting news! And I like the fun snow fall effect you have on your blog:)

  7. That is super that you got that many comments resulting in such a big donation!

  8. Applause indeed! You must be quite exhausted after writing all those great blogs. You are so good about responding to comments as well. So pleased we helped you collect such a tidy sum for Allison and the kids. Lovely picture BTW.

    • Thank YOU, Darlene! I love hearing from everyone and really do try hard to answer the comments. It means a lot that you take the time. I am thrilled for Allison!

  9. Congratulations all the way around! And Beth great job!

  10. Wow! that is a very successful month!! applause AND a standing ovation!

  11. Yay for a great cause and lots of participation! I like your new photo, too.

  12. Congrats on raising those much needed funds…a great cause indeed.

  13. Great month last month! Looking forward to helping for this month’s cause!

  14. 411 bucks is GREAT! I love your Comments for a Cause choice this month. Like your new picture and the ocean is a great background.. 🙂

  15. Let me add my comment. I am pleased you did so well this month in helping your cause.

  16. Well, I’m glad I committed to keeping up my comments even though I was busy with NaNoWriMo in November, it makes me feel good to know I helped out a bit!

    • You helped out a lot!!! I love having you stop by and comment and support me in whatever crazy thing I am doing! I can always count on my Canadian friends!

  17. How marvelous! That is a great cause. As they say, every little bit counts.
    Your new profile pic is lovely!

  18. That is great! I love that you do this!

I love your comments--each one makes me smile and makes a difference for Comments for a Cause! Thanks!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: