Monday 23 September 2013

Paying It Forward !

Today was another "whirlwind" with barely any sleep under neither my, nor Rob's belts.  I think I was destined to be sleep deprived all my life through.  Actually when there is no more life there will be lots of sleep then, so I will take what I have now (except a happy balance would be kind of nice).

I was gone before 10:00, returning home only twice all day.  Once to let the Aussies out, the 2nd time to let the Aussies out and do up some dishes.  I did manage to make our bed also at some point or another, I am just not sure at what point.

Before I had left the house the first time today I had been working on a "Pay It Forward" project for The "Crabby Cabbie" trying to get it into motion today.

Please feel to SHOUT it out and share to everyone or anyone you might know in the Bruce Peninsula and/or Saugeen Shores areas.

My first stop downtown Wiarton was at the Wiarton Salvation Army where they were very helpful by contributing to the Crabby Cabbie for the Food Bank by photocopying me 50 copies of the above for me to pass out to local Wiarton Businesses to display.  Thanks Linda !

After I had a couple of other errands done, I circled back to the Wiarton Salvation Army as today was the first day Bruce Area Recycling was dropping off Food Collected for The Peninsula Community Food Bank.

Volunteers from all over were there to help the food donations from the bins to get it weighed in with it then put aside for sorting.

This is BASWR's 16th Annual Food Drive from September 16 - 27, 2013 to help support your local Food Banks. If you would like to participate in this great cause simply place an untied plastic bag of non-perishable food items next to your blue box on your collection day. To find out what day our drivers will be collecting in your area, please check your 2013 Blue Box schedule. Thank you for your assistance.

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season Holidays fast approaching the coffers at the local Food Banks will need extra food stuffs so they do not get totally depleted at such times.

"Special Thanks" to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula for lending The "Crabby Cabbie" 2 Recycle Bins for the 3 weeks we ask our Customers to donate to their local Food Bank.  It is a win, win situation since they get a $1.00 off their fare for a donation.

I also contacted the Wiarton Echo and the Shoreline Beacon newspapers asking if they will also spread the word on behalf of the Crabby Cabbie.  We have since heard back from the Wiarton Echo that they will be running it in next week's edition.  Thank YOU Wiarton Echo !!!

In-between calls today I managed to hand out all but eight of the fifty hand-outs this afternoon to local Wiarton Businesses.  Hopefully I will have more to hand out in Saugeen Shores by the end of this week.

When did I return back home today? after I had met up with my Crabby Cabbie Rob at the Wiarton Subway for some Dinner, it had been almost 8:00 pm.  It really was a busy all around day.

Over the years I have been blessed in many ways, and still am, being helped or supported in some form another, so paying it forward can come easy to me most days.  It might only be smiling at someone I pass on the street, or a good morning or hello ... it does not only have to be by giving material, Paying It Forward can also be given with only a slight gesture of kindness.

How do you find yourself "Paying it Forward"?

My eyes are burning, with me barely being able to keep them open.  I hope this post made some kind of sense this evening, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. Sounds like you had another busy day . That's great about the charity drive well done . Hope you get a good nights sleep .

  2. How you keep standing I'll never know. I will try and pass sleepy thoughts over the pond....

  3. I'm with Em - I don't know how you do it, Cindy, but I'm in awe. I try to pay things forward all the time... what you're doing for the food bank is just plain awesome.

  4. That is a good way to do some good for the food bank!

    Get your rest!


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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