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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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Thank you for visiting today!

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

43 comments:

  1. What an incredibly inspiring story, Natasha. This world's a better place because of the friends we surround ourselves with. I'm thankful for blogging and the new circle of friends that I've added to my life!

    Happy weekend,
    Debi

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  2. I love Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends. It is so true that God can use us all...and we are all important in His plan...
    Thanks for sharing ....

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  3. I love Winnie the Pooh! This is a wonderful story of the goodness in the heart's of people. What a blessing for such a lovely and deserving lady.

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  4. Love the way you used Piglette to segue into the story of Colette. The video music is delightful. Thanks for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  5. Hi Beautiful Natasha!

    Thank-you for this creative and uplifting post! I love piglet and the story!

    It is WE...never the me...that makes things work in life. With a few good friends things become POSSIBLE!

    Thank-you from my heart for this post.

    Thank-you for your caring heart!

    love, kelee

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  6. Awww, Piglet is adorable! I've always loved the Winnie the Pooh characters.

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  7. I love Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends....nice post !! ...i enjoy it!!..happy weekend darling..........love Ria...

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  8. That is such a wonderful, lovely and positive story, thanks for sharing it, I was getting really down with all the bad new in the world, this made me smile.

    Funny thing is, only yesterday was I holding my son's Piglet (which he had since he was 1 year old) because we are moving house and deciding what needs to be given to charity and what we are taking with us... I decided that Piglet had to come with us ;-)

    Have a lovely weekend, Love from London x

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  9. What a moving post for this weekend Natasha. Building it around Piglet was inspirational!
    I will be back tomorrow with my coffee to post and listen to the music selection :)

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  10. Great post...
    No one is insignificant in God's eyes.
    Blessing,
    Virginia

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  11. Wonderful story told so well through Piglet and Pooh! :O)

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  12. Hi Natasha,
    Love how you used Piglet leading up to Colette's story! What a great post! Love the song too. Thanks for sharing it and Happy Pink Saturday & Spiritual Sundays Miracle weekend to you.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. beautiful post...
    it make me happy today!!!
    happy happy weekend and
    greetings from Spain

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  14. Hi Natasha,
    As a child, I always loved Winnie the Pooh and friends. They live in such a magical world, full of love and hope. There are true angels in the world, like Kellee. May she be blessed to help many others like Colette.
    I love that Carly Simon song. I can't tell you how many times my children and I have heard it, because we watched that Piglet movie hundreds of times over the last few years. Such a great song. Have a fabulous Sunday!
    Maureen

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  15. What a precious post! Piglet is such a cutie and a great example for us of what a friend truly is. I love how you put this post all together. It radiates love and joy.
    Happy Miracle Party, Spiritual Sunday :)

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  16. Beautiful post Natasha. Thank you for sharing.
    Love Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends.

    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Regards.

    " ♥ Regina "

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  17. What a wonderful song, it's so appropriate.
    Blessings,
    Ginger

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  18. Such a sweet post! I love Piglet and your darling post just reminded me how much.:)

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  19. Perhaps this "miracle project" taking place throughout blog world is one of the best reasons for blogging.
    Pooh and compnay are among my favorite oldest friends.
    Lovely post.

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  20. what a great way to tell a story, very inspirational.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  21. this is a perfect way to tell this wonderful story and to top it off with this great song. love it!!! Routing for Collette!!!! and amazed at the kindness of strangers.

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  22. What a sweet post. I suppose we all have a soft spot in our hearts for Piglet.
    We also have a soft spot in our hearts for Kellee and Collette and all the others who are fighting battles.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment and well wishes for my son.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  23. Hi Natasha! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. You did an awesome job of posting about Colette's story and room makeover. Isn't it wonderful that our comments will be able to help another?!?! Truly inspiring! Please visit me again soon!

    Happy PINK SATURDAY!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  24. It's such a great story. I was so happy to be part of the fun as well. Thanks for your visit.

    I host a weekly meme called Seasonal Sundays and I'd love to have you join us.

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. This is such a great, inspiring story. Thank you for sharing it with us Natasha.

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  26. Oh Natasha Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this evening. I so enjoyed your comparison of Piglet being so small, each of us are small too, but together we form such a large army. We can move mountains together.

    Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I was so moved and I too love this Carly Simon song. So beautiful.

    Have a gorgeous Spiritual Sunday sweetie and thanks for sharing our miracle weekend makeover with us.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  27. Back as promised with my coffee to have a hop around the songs and a listen. Thanks Natasha x

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  28. Happy Pink Saturday, Natasha. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

    There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

    I am so glad you shared this perspective. We are stronger in numbers, and we can accomplish great things.

    And, I've always loved Piglet - and Carly Simon.

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  29. It is so awesome how everyone is pulling together in this love of one another. Thank you for this great post.
    I hope you will come share in my miracles. :)
    xo bj

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  30. That's awesome Natasha... sadly I have no song today :(
    Er, yesterday.
    I will do better next week
    xx

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  31. What an inspiring woman!

    I love Piglet, he's my favorite character from the Pooh stories.

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  32. Beautiful post that is so beautiful. I share my song with all of you....
    I love it. Blessings

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  33. Hello Natasha!! Thank you for your sweet comment, so nice to meet you and your lovely blog!I love the way you displayed these wonderful presents and your photos are great too!!
    Have a nice week!!!

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  34. What a beautiful, inspiring post! My girls and I enjoyed the Piglet movie when they were younger, and it is amazing, how a community can come together in that same way to embrace one of their own. I love the way you wove it all in to your storytelling!

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  35. its a nice blog dear..thats really an inspirational story..thanx for sharing!

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  36. What a beautiful, heartwarming story. Thanks also for the intro to that movie, I don't have young 'uns, so I had never heard of the movie, it looks very upbeat and really good!
    Hugs, Cindy S

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  37. Love this story. Thank you for sharing. God once whispered to my heart, "Do not despise small beginnings." It is so true!

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  38. What an amazing story! It is so cool to see how the blogging community can raise awareness and come together to support others. :) Thank you so much for the visit!

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  39. Wasn't Kelee and her team the best? Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post. Hope you're doing fabulously!

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  40. What an inspirational story, a sweet song (LOVE Carly), and you are so compassionate to share it with us. Hugs from Alabama.

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  41. i just love piglet! your tribute is just
    adorable!

    look at how many people linked up
    for your songfest!

    love,
    lea

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  42. Aw, you enJOY every single day of Spring, sweet Natasha. I love Spring and Fall! We do have some pretty warm last Summer days... xxooxx Hope your weekend is off to a great start. xx

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  43. Lovely site for sharing music..♥

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