Saturday, August 28, 2010

#SundaySong ~ Miracle Makeover Blog weekend!

Hello dear friends and welcome to this week's Sunday Song Linky party at NatashainOz.com. 

This week is a very special week as I am joining in with a very special event that is happening all over blogland....

The Miracle Makeover Blog weekend! 

 Design Gives Back provides rooms for hope, health and happiness for those in-need. Since 1992 they have facilitated life-changing workshops, community programs and inspirational makeovers. They help deserving individuals and families, as well as, the non-profit groups that sponsor them. Through inspiring video episodes and print stories you can see healing rooms for those who are sick, art therapy workshops for kids-at-risk and hope-filled homes for struggling families. Partners have included Habitat for Humanity International, Catholic Charities, The Starlight Foundation, Friends of Kids with Cancer, and many others.

Now before I tell you a little more about this special weekend, I'd like to share a little story with you. Now, I am sure that I don't need to introduce this special little guy to you but in case you didn't know, this is Piglet!

Piglet is the sweet little pig character from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books. He is Winnie-the-Pooh's best friend and despite the fact that he is a Very Small animal with a stutter he often conquers his fears and desperately wants to be brave. He stars in his very own movie called "Piglet's Big Movie" which is all about how we should value our precious friends and our friendships. 

The story goes a bit like this....

Being the "tiny voice" in the group, Piglet's kind nature and sweet gestures are often overlooked and he is often told that he is too small to help anyone. This makes him feel alone and insignificant and he decides to wander away and leave his friends. Piglet's friends eventually realise that their friend is missing and they try to find him. They form a search party  and they use Piglets'scrapbook, in which he has drawn pictures of the adventures that he has shared with his friends, to help them figure out that their precious friend is actually a priceless treasure! 

The reason why I am sharing this little story about Piglet and his "Big Movie" is because it shows that even though many people think they are small, insignificant and have nothing to offer, they can actually become the catalyst for mighty big things! 

From Little things Big things Grow.....

Now, you might be wondering why I am telling you all of this....well may I introduce you to another special person? This is Colette Gauthier, a single mom raising two boys who is a social worker, always doing things for others. 

Colette plain

She was suffering with cancer and had to move into a tiny and dismal rental home. Just look at her bedroom!HospitalBed b:wThe Katillac Shack 2010 

She felt alone and small but she really 
wanted to be brave. She was almost out of hope until....

She met this sweet lady, Kellee Katillac.

Kellee, an artist, creative therapist, author and person behind the program "Design Gives Back", "decided to take a crew up to Michigan, in the middle of last winter, to create a healing room in which she could recover. Friends and volunteers became "Design Angels." A miracle resulted and the story is now being featured in the September issue of Guideposts Magazine." 

From Little things Big things Grow.....

What happened next is nothing short of a miracle!

People began to learn about what was going on and offered their help.  A girl from a lighting shop donated some lamps. A lumberyard supplied wood for ceiling beams. People from Masonic Pathways, the senior care center where Colette works, volunteered their time. A hotel agreed to put Colette up for three nights while Kellee tore the room apart and put it back together. And it all started with the comments, cards, thoughts, prayers, and actions of the blogging community!   To hear more about this story and to see the makeover reveal video just click here.

From Little things Big things Grow.....

Just like the gang from the Hundred acre woods built a house together for their sweet pink friend Piglet, we have witnessed a group of friends join together to not just transform a bedroom but to also build a new life.

I hope that you enjoy today's Sunday Song, With a Few Good Friends, Carly Simon's song from "Piglet's Big Movie." 

It is all about a group of friends who help each other build a house but in the process they also lay the foundations for beautiful and lasting friendships.
With a few good friends
And a stick or two

A house is built at a corner called Pooh
With a friend and a stick
Or three or four
A house is built where it wasn't before. 

If you have a song to share on this special Miracle Party day please link up here! It can be from any post, old or new. The more the merrier!

Thanks for linking up. I can't wait to come and visit you during the week to hear your song!

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Blessings and best wishes to you all for a beautiful week,
Natasha In Oz 
A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure.Sirach 6:14


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