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The Ontario Radio Station that Plays Uplifting Christian Music

Posted by Catherine and the Paws-itive Pets on March 7, 2015 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Sprinkle Goodness Reader,

Wholesome lyrics... positive messages... discovering or learning more about God through music... it is so nice to hear music that nurtures and grows our faith.

Where can you hear such refreshing, uplifting music?

Discover Ontario’s Christian Superstation here.



Matt Holds Ice Cream Upside, Down on Miracle Treat Day 2014

Posted by Catherine and the Paws-itive Pets on February 10, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Sprinkle Goodness Reader,

Last summer, I did a post about Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day. It’s a special day when participating Dairy Queen stores donate the proceeds from every Blizzard Treat purchased to help your local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital(s).

Time since Miracle Treat Day has zoomed by and it’s already a new year. But I wanted to follow up and share our photo memory of the day. (The photo is at the top of this blog entry.)

You can stay up-to-date on what Dairy Queen is doing here on Facebook – in hopes that you can participate in the next Miracle Treat Day when it arrives.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until Miracle Treat Day arrives to help children in need. Our nearest Dairy Queen location (in Huntsville, Ontario) has a big container where you can donate money to this good cause all year round. I think other Dairy Queen locations might have something similar. If you’re aware of one in your location, please feel free to share (below) in the “Comments” section.

Thanks so much!




M.E. Advocacy Raises Awareness on Vital Changes Needed in Healthcare Industry

Posted by Catherine and the Paws-itive Pets on January 19, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Sprinkle Goodness Reader,

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

The organization, M.E. Advocacy is doing just that. Run by patient advocates, they are speaking up and implementing a plan of action to help people suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a neuro-immune disease, and according to May12.org “Neuro-immune diseases such as myalgic encephalomyelitis... impact the body and the brain.”

I read one woman’s experience living with M.E., and was shocked to learn about the pain and agony she endures – even to the point of being bedbound at one point in her life from this devastating disease.

M.E. is a serious health matter. Yet it’s often misunderstood and it’s not receiving proper biomedical research funding.

But there is hope for change. That’s because the M.E. Advocacy is dedicated to raising awareness about the misinterpretation of M.E. and why it must be recognized as its own distinct disease.

In addition to raising awareness, there is also a plan of action – which includes influencing policymakers so positive change happens. For example, their campaign goals include promoting and supporting activities such as:

• Getting Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) officially recognized as its own disease, along with a true M.E. definition.

• Getting proper government funding to study M.E., similar to the amounts being spent on diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and others.

Plus addressing other advocacy issues. But they do need all the support they can get. Please take a few minutes to explore M.E. Advocacy (http://www.meadvocacy.org) to learn more.

When you visit this site, please think how you might help them. Perhaps you can help with a donation. Donations of even just $5 are welcomed. Or perhaps you can share one of their blog posts by email, Facebook, or Twitter – and spread the word to help even more people become aware of M.E.

Whatever you choose to do to help – thank you. Thank you for taking action to support this good cause.



How the Ice Cream You Can Hold Upside Down -- will Help Kids in Need this August 14th

Posted by Catherine and the Paws-itive Pets on August 4, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Sprinkle Goodness Reader,

More than “$100 million.”

That’s the amount of money Dairy Queen (DQ) has raised over the years to provide hope and healing for kids who are ill or injured.

The DQ brand has sponsored the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals (CMN hospitals) since 1984. That’s thirty years. That means, for most of my life (I’m 35) DQ has “sprinkled goodness” and helped kids in need -- through charitable events like their upcoming Miracle Treat Day. (Yeah, DQ!)

Miracle Treat Day is a perfect opportunity for you to treat yourself to your favourite DQ Blizzard – and know the money you spend will go towards helping your local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital.

I became aware of this example of goodness in our world when Matt treated us to dinner recently at Dairy Queen. I got their meal combo of chicken fingers, fries, a drink, and I chose a Skor Blizzard for dessert. The milk chocolate-covered buttery toffee pieces (of Skor) – mixed into vanilla ice cream – is my all-time favourite Blizzard flavour.

I also like how the Blizzard is the only ice cream (I’m aware of) that you can literally hold upside, down.

Matt and I are planning to return to Dairy Queen on Miracle Treat Day.

Miracle Treat Day is on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. If you’re interested in being a part of this special day, you can find participating Dairy Queen stores online at http://miracletreatday.ca

Which Blizzard flavour will you treat yourself to on August 14th (knowing you're helping a good cause, too)?

I welcome your thoughts in the comment section of this blog. Thanks so much!




Canadian Movement Inspires People to Do Good

Posted by Catherine and the Paws-itive Pets on December 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Sprinkle Goodness Reader,

There’s a positive movement in Canada that’s inspiring people to make our world a better place.

The innovators of this movement, a media company and an ad agency, call it People For Good.

Their website is http://www.peopleforgood.ca

On their site they collect, share and feature good deeds. “Our goal is to make the world a better place, one good deed at a time,” they say on their homepage.

To spread goodness, they have T.V. ads and billboards to promote being a better person. Here's an example of one of their T.V. messages: http://creativity-online.com/work/people-for-good-parking-lot/24147

It’s quite funny.

It’s filmed in a parking lot. There are two people, each inside their vehicles, and they’re honking at each other. But it’s not what you might think. It’s a man insisting the lady takes the parking spot because she was there first.

And, here is a billboard example about letting go of grudges: http://creativity-online.com/work/people-for-good-grudges/24155

I find it refreshing to see ads that promote goodness.

What do you think of these?

Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments on this blog. Thank you!