A friend of mine that is also a great photographer is running this contest be sure to go check it out. It is different than any contest you have seen. I am giving away a free engagement shoot in one of the packages. So Read Lisa’s post below, its a great one.
When Necessary useÂ Words
â€śSpread the Love of God through your life, when necessary use wordsâ€ť- Mother Teresa
What I am trying to convey in this blog post in something Iâ€™m passionate about, but I am not amazing with words, so bare with me!
This is not your typical contestâ€¦
This giveaway was born of a passion to make a difference in the world. A world that as of late has disappointed, has broken our hearts, has taken precious children away in violent school shootings.Â A world that left me asking, â€śWhere is all the good in the world?â€ť
As I sat on our sofa watching the news of the horrible tragedy in Connecticut, bawling, and seriously contemplating never letting my children leave the house again, my husband said something to me that sparked a cord. He said something to the effect that if I stopped believing there was still good in the world, and lived in fear, that â€śtheyâ€ť (The shooter in that case, or the â€śbad guysâ€ť, the evil doers) were winning.Â I decided right then that simply wouldnâ€™t do!Â â€śThe only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothingâ€ť â€“Edmond Burke
Lots of you reading this will probably be parents like me, concerned about the state of our world we are raising our children in!! Some may think that this one little act will accomplish nothing, and maybe it wonâ€™t, but then again, maybe it will!! In the words of Edward Everett Hale, â€śI am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can doâ€ť
I like to run a giveaway a few times a year, but this one is a little differentâ€¦share
The only requirement to enter this contest is to perform a good deed. And then come back to my blog and post a comment sharing what you did (If it is something more personal or you donâ€™t want to share with everyone you can message it to me). Â So thatâ€™s it! Simple huh? A little cheesy, maybe? But hey, Iâ€™m a mommy, I tear up at disney movies and commercialsÂ I know it seems like an unconventional contest, but it is something God laid on my heart and I believe that God is so much bigger than the evil in this world! I do still believe that there is so much good in the world! This contest is very broad, you can use it as a platform to do whatever you like, whatever your passionate about!
Be creative!!! Do something you love, something your passionate about: That will surely leave the biggest impact! Stretch yourself to see the world differently, to step into someone elseâ€™s shoes, to help someone you may have otherwise never even noticed. Talk to someone whoâ€™s hurting or self secluded, maybe in doing so you will unknowingly prevent another shooting, another suicide, or maybe that person will turn into a friend so kind and loving that you yourself are the one blessed! Go down to the food bank and drop of some quality food (not just whats been siting in your cupboard forever) Volunteer at the homeless shelter, the homeless kitchen, or Sunday school.Â Give twenty dollars to the homeless man/woman on the corner and donâ€™t be suspicious of how they might spend it. Just give with complete selflessness. And believe that your act of kindness will multiple itself in this world!Â â€śWhatever you did for the least of these, my Brethren, you did for me.â€ť -Matthew 25:40
This video shares the same heart and spirit I have for this giveaway. Please take a minute to watch!
No Deed is to big or too small! The winners will be randomly selected on April 5th. Please specify which prize package drawing you would like to be entered into when you post your comment. You can enter up to 5 times with 5 separate acts of kindness.
Prize Package One: A Custom Photography Session with Lisa Wise Photography, Â (1)Â 16Ă—20 Gallery Wrap Canvas and cd of 50 images (with print release)
AÂ Beautiful Custom Banner from Cookie Mondays! Perfect Prop for your custom session!
The talentedÂ Zach Mathers Photography has been gracious enough to offer up an Custom Engagement Session, Â cd of 25 images and print release!
Paint The World White is giving away a Custom item order worth 150 Dollars! Paint The World White MakesÂ Beautiful distressed and Shabby up cycled furniture, photography props, business materials, and chic wedding decor!
-Also a Makeup Service for your engagement session from the talentedÂ Makeup by Evelyn Mauro
Prize Package Three:
A Custom Maternity Session by Jennifer Haas Photography.
Including (1) 8Ă—10, (2) 5Ă—7â€˛s and cd with 40 edited images
Prize Package Four: (Online Prize) You donâ€™t have to live in Coeur dâ€™Alene/Spokane to enter! We have some wonderful online prizes for those not in the area.
The-Pat-a-Cake-Baby is giving away aÂ $50 Gift card!
Knit Nan Knit is giving away an Adorable Knitted Pixie Hat!
I will be participating too, so look for some updates on my facebook page and blog!!!
If you are a vendor and would like to donate to Participate in this giveaway, itâ€™s still not too late!! Please contact me for more infoÂ