Fly Tribe Anniversary – Giving Flight

A year ago, I signed up for Kelly Rae Robert’s e-course, Flying Lessons.  I don’t think that any one of us could have predicted the friendships that would develop from the private Facebook group.  Not only do we share our creativity, but our daily ups and downs, our very lives.  Regardless of what is going on in your life, there is always a fellow flyer to support you.  In celebration of our one year anniversary, we decided to “give back”.  Ideas buzzed around, and before long we had collected enough money to sponsor eight spots in Kelly Rae’s 2012 Flying lessons.  And to top it off, Kelly Rae has generously agreed to match our sponsorships.  Sixteen sweet spots!  Read all about it here (link goes live at midnight CST), and you could be a lucky winner.

Our blog hop is about giving back.  In addition to the Flying Lessons, we have all been concentrating on other ways to give back.  It reminds me of something Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  I am so proud of our little group.

My give back is and has been for several years, Women For Women International.  Through their sponsorship program, they not only provide food and shelter but teach women the business skills and job training they need to provide for themselves and their families.  When I read these stories of courageous women who overcome unimaginable obstacles, I am reminded of how blessed we are in our country of freedom.

Join the love and check out more give back stories from fellow flyers.  And a special thanks to Susan for creating our awesome logo and collecting the money, and to Rachel for setting up and coordinating our blog hop.  And to all of the fly tribe.

Janet Forrest http://www.tatterednworn.wordpress.com

Cat Athena Louise http://www.catathenalouise.com

Stacey Bockness Curry http://www.starhitchedwagon.com

Kris Lanae Binsfeld http://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com/

Renee Burke http://happilyeverafterbyreneeburke.wordpress.com

Mary Sterk http://www.justmarydesigns.com

Michelle Reynolds http://www.shellsinthebush.com

Constance Rawlins http://livingwithinyourharvest.com/2012/08/19/fly-tribe-anniversary/

Kelly Hoernig  http://www.kellyhoernig.com

Cindy Jones Lantier http://www.lantier.org

Kathleen Conard http://newfromoldcreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/giving-back.html

Claudia Dow http://www.claudiadow.blogspot.com

Susan M. Walls-Beverly http://susanscharmingtrinkets.blogspot.com/2012/08/flying-lessons-and-art-of-giving-back.html

Linda Barutha http://baruthadesigns.com

Linda Kinnaman http://lindakaysart.com/blog/2012/08/19/my-dream-journey-one-year-now/

Cheryl Dossey http://www.cheryldossey.com/

Sofia Dabalsa http://sofiadabalsa.com

Jill Lambert http://jill-lambert.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-spirit-of-giving.html

Sally Rose http://sallyhow2.blogspot.com/

Ursula Smith http://EasyScraps.com/blog

Deborah Eaton http://www.deborahgeaton.com/blog/

Lori Leissner  http://www.leissnerart.com/2012/08/giving-thanks-giving-back-giving-flight.html

Creative Clearinghouse http://creativeclearinghouse.com/Online-Class-Reviews/blog/2012/447/Spirit-Giving

Lenore Angela http://www.lenoreangela.blogspot.ca/

Katharina Star http://www.blog.katharinastar.com

Rachél Payne http://collectingyourself.wordpress.com/

Sherry Richert Belul  http://www.simplycelebrate.net/cherry-blossom-soup/gifts

Deborah Velasquez http://deborahvelasquez.blogspot.com/

Shannon Etnyre http://www.facebook.com/followtruenorth & coming soon http://www.followtruenorth.com

Live Laugh Love Retreats http://livelaughloveretreats.com

Kelley Miller Artworks http://kelleymillerartworks.blogspot.com/

Wini Dougall http://artloveandjoy.blogspot.com

Carol Bray http://theredpaintedcottage.blogspot.com

Tracy Yarbrough http://chickpeastudio.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-spirit-of-giving.html

Diane Enright  http://dianeenrightphotography.wordpress.com/

Jamie Burch http://www.dancingdownserendipitystreet.blogspot.com/

Mary Cottingham http://www.barnbugstudio.blogspot.com

Susan Dietz http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com

Lori Moon Studio http://lorimoonstudio.blogspot.com

Kim Hyer http://www.apaperaddict.com

Tina Carlborg http://www.tinachicky.blogspot.com

Catherine Pistone  http://catherinepistone.blogspot.com/

Mary MacIlvain http://maryart.macilvain.com/

Comments

  1. It has been wonderful getting to know you this year! I love the energy you bring to your Women For Women International Group – what a great organization!

  2. This is such a wonderful group! Margaret Mead’s quote is so true, and I feel we have only just begun. 🙂

  3. Hey Constance, I really love your “Living Within Your Harvest” nameplate for this blog! It has been wonderful sharing the FlyTribe journey with you and I look forward to getting to know you even better as we head into year two! Sending you many delights and joys on our anniversary! 🙂

  4. Constance – It is wonderful that you can give back in an international setting and the Margaret Mead quote is always inspiring. Looking forward to our second year as Flyers and watching all the different directions that we take in our creativity.

  5. Hi Connie,

    I love reading these giving blogposts because not only are many of this group giving to a future flier but so many are giving outside of their homes and work just like you with Women for Women International…even just a little bit helps as I can see by how much was given in this group, financially for the giveaway and spiritually with all the friendships and connections that have formed.

    Jill

  6. Just the start of many years to come….Happy Anniversary Connie! Our little group is so inspiring, giving and caring. Just love being part of it.
    xoxoxoxo

  7. Thank you for being such a supportive and encouraging member of our wonderful tribe.

  8. Thanks, Connie, for all that you do for the group and all that you have done for me. You give back to all of us every.single.day. I am grateful! And thanks for pointing me to this great organization! Much love! xoxo L

  9. Thank you for all the advice you share with our tribe! What you do to help others is an inspiration. Happy to be on this journey with you, Constance. ((hugs))

  10. I’m so glad and happy we’ve gotten to know one another through this past and amazing year. I love that you’re also involved with Women for Women International. What a wonderful group you are volunteering for! Way to fly, my friend!!

  11. beautiful Connie!!

  12. It’s been a pleasure flying with you!!! Hope this year brings even more wonderful things!!!

  13. Connie,

    It has been a joy watching your business grow this year. I love that you are helping women in so many ways. Your ecourse is exactly what so many creatives need! You are such an amazing gift to our group! I am thankful to be your flysister! Cheers to an amazing year ahead! 🙂 Kris

  14. So nice getting you know you and your gentle soul.
    xo Lenore

  15. Sweet Connie! Happy Anniversary!! Thanks so much for sharing this year with me, and all of our creative friends! What an amazing wealth of knowledge we have shared. I am so looking forward to seeing you business bloom! See you in class 😉

  16. Hi Connie, Its been a big year and I am happy to be sharing the journey with you! Your giving to the Womens organisation is wonderful. Good luck with your new eclass and all your creative endeavours. Happy Anniversary! xo

  17. Happy Anniversary, Connie! It has been wonderful, hasn’t it? I love your quote, it is so simple, yet so true. I find the Women for women sponsorship program intriguing, I will go check it out. I also love the fact that you are teaching people about living within their means. That concept has been sadly lost in this day and age. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I love your giving back project. I am so excited about spending the next several months together in the ecourses. Thanks you for being such a support and confidant.

  19. Happy Anniversary, Connie! It has been a delight to fly with you. Thank you for the wonderful work you do with Women to Women International, and thank you for being such a vital, and giving part of our tribe. Can’t wait to see what our second year brings!

  20. You make me smile. I am so happy to have been on this journey with you. Your words of encouragement have touched me throughout the year. xoxo

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