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So I did not get to hit the trail this week but I got plenty of outdoors on Saturday and Sunday.  Monday and Tuesday I managed to get in 10 miles of Urban Hiking:)

I spent Saturday and Sunday at the Calvert County Fairgrounds at my Scentsy booth raising money for END HUNGER IN CALVERT COUNTY.  They were hosting a blues festival.

Blues Festiva

I started out my weekend with the intention to get out there and sell lots and lots of Scentsy and make myself lots and lots of money.  Well as it turns out, I got there learned a bit about the cause and I have decided that I will donate my entire commission to the cause.  The great part about this organization is that it was all founded by a man named

  • Rev. Robert P. Hahn – Founder and CEO
    Reverend Hahn was inspired to form End Hunger In Calvert County when he learned that while Calvert is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, it still suffers from rising poverty and hunger rates. Upon hearing that the majority of food pantry clients already hold full-time jobs, he was gripped by the vision of what could be accomplished if churches, schools, non-profits, businesses and other organizations joined together. His mission is to not only feed people but to get to the root causes of local hunger and help equip people to self-sufficiency.

The thing I find the most admirable about this is that he

1.  saw a need

2.  made a goal

3. set steps in action to achieve this goal.

I have accomplished steps 1 and 2 a gazillion times…. but man its that step 3 that stops me in my tracks.  How many of us think this would be worthy cause and it would be great to do something to help.  Then…. the next thing you know life starts happening and we keep going about our every day life and we never do anything to help.  So, when I come across someone who actually makes things happen I can’t help but to admire them.  One of the great things about this program is that not only do they feed people…. they also offer training programs to help unemployed and hungry people to learn a trade.  They offer several options in career train, including Electrician training.    I know that we can’t all start organizations but if you are looking to make a donation to help someone in need or if you are in need   http://www.endhungercalvert.org/

This was the first annual Blues Festival of Southern Maryland but they have several other events that have been very successful.  I had such a great time.  Who knew that I was a Blue’s music fan?  I certainly did not!  We got to see two beautiful sunsets as well a zebra.  Yes that’s right I said a zebra….  I know how random right?  And of course my favorite part about events is getting to meet lots of new people.  That is actually my favorite part of my Scentsy business.

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Monday and Tuesday were not quite as fun.  I was picked to do jury duty on Monday.  I know some people groan at the thought of jury duty but I actually LOVE it.  It is guilt free time.  I read a book, drank coffee and just had some quiet time all morning long.  Not to mention I got to walk to jury duty.  It was beautiful morning.  I walked through the Inner Harbor and Downtown Baltimore.

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It was a 2 mile walk each way.  I walked down and back in the morning and after it was over as well as home and back for lunch.  I was chosen to be on the jury so I got to go back on Tuesday.  So another walk down.  It was too hot to walk home afterward so I took the free calculator bus home.   My jury service on Tuesday entailed arriving at 1:30pm and sitting in the jury room for about 40 minutes to be called into the courtroom and told the trail was dismissed.  I get paid from my full time job from my full time job for the entire day PLUS the City of Baltimore paid me $15 a day for my time.  I wish I could get jury duty every day 🙂

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