ArtsyBE is the act of doing something and being artsy. ArtsyBE is a state of mind, body & soul. Being artsy is findng that place, that thing that frees you and gives you peace. ArtsyBE gives you a peace that you enjoy separate from the everyday life. I started this blog to MOTIVATE MYSELF, if anyone finds this helpful then it was worth it.
A true Hero
Last night I had the opportunity to go see a movie with my daughter called, "The Heart of Nuba." It is an AMAZING story of a small town boy who grows up to be a HERO. Dr. Tom Catena grew up in my hometown of Amsterdam, NY. He is the only doctor at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. He has been the practicing medicine there since 2008. He did not set out on this path, but changed direction after graduating from Brown University. After he graduated with a bachelors in engineering, he realized his true calling was to study medicine. In order to afford medical school he joined the Navy. He attributes his perseverance to his football background and to his Catholic upbringing. His faith lead him to give up all of his worldly possessions to serve others unconditionally. He lives in a small hut. His father said, "he has nothing and yet he has everything." In a place that is religiously diverse they are amazingly united in they determination to survive the war. Dr. Tom says that, "every life holds the promise of hope," and believes in the power of human touch. Every life matters and everyone has a purpose in life and Dr. Tom has found his. You can find out much more at the website https://theheartofnuba.com/
I will leave you with this beautiful song and music video for the movie, "Bloom."
"Life holds a promise. Love sets it free. Hope grows when we are blooming where we're meant to be."
This past weekend I went to Camp Wood Haven Girl Scout Camp with the Brownies and my Emily. We had a great time. The theme of our weekend was Thanksgiving. So we did Thanksgiving crafts and made a Thanksgiving feast with help from the girls. We made corn cob lanterns, by recycling and re-using water bottles and Gatorade bottles along with tissue paper. The weekend was packed full of activities for the girls including 2 science try-it's. Another parent planned out all of the science experiments, they were great. The girls also went on a short hike, but I couldn't go because of my injured foot. So I drove down and met them at the end. While I waiting for them to return I walked around a small area and got some great shots. I had just as much fun editing them as I did taking them. When we returned to the cabin we finished preparing dinner and set the table with white table clothes and lined the center of the tables with the corn lanterns that the girls made. Now,
So, it's my birthday, the "BIG 40." The actual day a lot less exciting than my surprise party last weekend. This morning is actually like other Saturday mornings. I read the paper and watched the Today Show while having my coffee in my favorite coffee cup and had a yummy breakfast made by Ken. Then off on a mad rush to BJ's, home to pack and off for a relaxing weekend, disconnected at Indian Lake in the Adirondack's. Today my son Alex gave me a heart shaped rock which he found on Scout Island. I love it! I know how much he loves me when he thinks of me when we're apart. I love you.
For years my husband had been telling me I should find a way to share what I do as a Girl Scout Leader. In 2017 I started another blog called "One Leaders Guide to Scouting," today I am transfering it over to my artsyBE blog and will be labeled "Scouting." I will continue sharing my scouting experiences and ideas, Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout. As a parent of both girls and boys and being involved in both organizations I felt that I couldn't just say Girl Scout even though my days in Boy Scouts have ended since my son is an Eagle Scout now. I am always drawing on my knowledge and experiences from Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts when I am doing things for Girl Scouts. I believe that's how it should be. Robert Baden-Powell and Juliette Gordon Low were friends and shared ideas, that's how Girl Scouts was started here in the United States. I hope that people will find my other blog useful.