2014-11-27 09:53:33
For my do something day, I decided to take care of my niece and give my brother a little break for the day. I did some arts and crafts, taught her how to play Paddy Cake, I cooked for her, and we even made forts. I never really knew how important a little moment can be, I never realized how fast the time was going until that day. My niece is two years old, but I feel like it was only yesterday that my niece was just a new born. My niece getting big SO fast has definitely opened my eyes a lot, she walks, talks, and does a lot of things on her own now. My favorite part of my “Do something day” experience was when I gave my niece a bath and we laid down for her nap. It was truly amazing how fast she learns and captures things for herself. Right before I let her go to sleep, I turned off the light to the room and turned on the flash to my phone. I started teaching her how to count with her fingers and the shadow to the ceiling of our hands really amazed her. It truly is amazing how much one person can make you realize so many things in life. How fast it can go, how things change, and how important every single moment really is. My niece truly opened my eyes to the point where it even made me decide that it’s time for me to make huge changes to my life. It’s not always going be all fun and games, sometimes we have to stress a little more and have fun later. At the end of the day all the hard work and effort would and will be worth it.
2014-11-25 20:08:27
I volunteered in my church by helping them out in a event that was for my church. I helped them pass out the food and also taking food orders. It was very fun knowing I could help them out!
2014-11-15 17:47:26
Prepare lunches in our apartment and hand out to those that need it
2014-11-15 14:54:13
To be blunt, family isn't close. Extending invites to be together over the holidays is harder than it may seem for so some. My challenge was to reach out to my mother(who would have otherwise been alone over the holidays) and ask her to be with my girlfriend and I durring over Christmas.
2014-11-15 13:16:43
Today I was able to help the teacher by translating for the students who needed to take a test in Spanish. I also helped to collect boxed food.
2014-11-15 10:23:48
Josh loved animals, especially dogs. This year I will be volunteering with Lionel's Legacy, a local dog rescue that re-homes elderly dogs who have been surrendered to shelters.
2014-11-15 07:21:17
My mom and I are baking several different types of cookies and are sending them to troops in Afghanistan
2014-11-14 16:03:36
I'll be attending extra masses this week in honor of Josh :)
2014-11-14 09:23:29
This weekend I am going to welcome new neighbors to our neighborhood with pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.
2014-11-14 08:42:41
Dan and I will be attending a fundraiser on Saturday for a friend with ALS.
2014-11-14 07:02:55
My friend was able to encourage me to bring out the artist in me that I once was. As a result, I have now been sketching and painting more for the past couple of months. I didn't know I was still good at art until my friend pushed me and challenged me to expose who I really am as a person. I will continue on exposing my bright art for others' happiness.
2014-11-13 20:34:57
Last year my challenge was to learn a monologue as I had been out of the acting world and having babies. Well, that challenge lead me to an audition for the first time in 4 years. One year later and I have now relaunched my professional acting career and have an agent. It is a challenge to balance family, day job and my professional career, but I want me kids to know that their mom is an artist. That is her passion. My challenge this year is to make my passion more of a priority so as to inspire my kids to find their own passion and never stop pursuing it.
2014-11-13 14:18:35
My husband and I are taking our two young daughters to their first Notre Dame football game.
2014-11-13 07:15:41
For Do Something Day, I will take the clothes I don't wear anymore out of my closet and donate them.
2014-11-12 13:49:23
This Saturday, I will reconnect with friends with whom I have lost touch.
2014-11-11 18:02:56
On Sunday Nov 16th Matt and Ken are participating in a school program where they cook dinners then deliver them to the homeless on the street. To add a "DO SOMETHING" piece to this we have purchased several sleeping bags in memory of Josh that they will pass out that night to the men under the bridges.
2014-11-10 16:57:38
This Saturday I will pick up food items and donate them to the Chicago Food Depository.
2014-11-09 08:29:19
I am going to kick off a scholarship program for young girls in rural Tibet who would otherwise not have an opportunity to stay in school.
2014-11-07 14:18:35
I will bake cookies and send care packages to a recently deployed infantry platoon from the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Some of my friends and family will be joining me in this!
2014-10-29 07:59:06
In honor of Josh, we will be holding a group ride Saturday, November 15th at 9am, located at Knock Knolls Park, Naperville. Two different groups will be led: 1) Mostly single-track trail riding, approx. 4 miles. 2) Mostly gravel & grass double track with a some exposure to single track riding, approx. 2-3 miles. After the ride we will have coffee and donuts to refuel.
2014-10-25 04:48:34
Saw they were having a can good sale at our local grocery store so with the help of one of the stock boys I filled the trunk of my car with fruits and vegetables and headed up to Church to deliver them to the food pantry. I plan to do this often and Josh, I will always think of you when I do.
2014-10-22 17:36:03
I will volunteer at "Loaves & Fishes" Food pantry in Naperville
2014-10-22 07:41:19
One of Meg's college friends developed an app that reminds individuals with asthma to take their prescribed medication. The app works directly with doctors to advise them about prescription refills and provides individuals incentives (in the form of gift certificates to Starbucks, Target, etc.) for taking their medicine on time and tracking the same through the app. Meg and I are going to invest into this startup and I am going to try to provide pro bono legal assistance with respect to the company's intellectual property (patents, trademarks, etc.).
2014-10-21 06:19:33
I'm going to keep in touch with a friend who needs a lot of support.
2014-10-08 10:59:17
Volunteer for the Veterans Dinner to help Kane Co. Homeless Vets
2014-10-08 10:58:02
November 1st
2014-10-08 10:57:30
2014-10-07 16:10:21
I heard that there were some kittens that needed 24 hours care and so I am going to get one of these kittens, name it Josh, and take care of it day and night until it is well enough to be adopted.
2014-10-06 11:32:08
I will be participating in Hustle up the Hancock and raise money for those with respiratory heath issues in Josh's honor.
2014-10-04 08:08:18
I will cut out and sew Christmas stockings to be filled with goodies to be sent to our Troops serving outside the USA.
2014-10-02 21:11:58
This year I will be cleaning out my closet to send clothes to adults and children in need in Mexico.
2014-10-02 07:59:00
This year I started as a Youth Group Coordinator for St. Paul's church in Pilsen. The first day I met with the group of young teens I couldn't but help to feel Mr. Nemeth's presence. I aim to fulfill this role as he would have with love, dedication and sincerity. I hope that my contribution to this group of teens will foster their spiritual journey as well as help them develop valuable skills in leadership that will lead them to successful lives.
2014-10-02 06:13:13
I will spend the whole day playing with my son, teaching how to throw and catch a football and other things.
2014-10-01 14:20:35
This year I will be making cookies and will include "Do Something Day" bracelets for the men and women at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23.
2014-09-15 20:50:50
Coach a friend as she challenges herself to get healthy by loosing weight and becoming active. Accompany her to meetings and encourage her on her journey.
2014-09-11 18:09:33
Bag warm coats, hats, gloves, socks and food and deliver to homeless men and women living on the streets of Chicago. Joe and I will do this on "Do Something Day"-November 15th.
2014-09-10 07:58:10
I will be running the Naperville Half Marathon in November 2014 in honor of Josh. I've been meaning to get back into running for many years. This is the perfect opportunity!
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