Being Resourceful

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FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 – a reminder June 20, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: I have no affiliation with Toy Story 3, Disney/Pixar, or any movie theaters, and no matter how nicely you ask me, I can’t get you any free tickets. That’s something you have to do on your own. 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there! What are you doing to celebrate? We’re headed to the movies!

Do you remember that deal we shared back at the end of March where you could get FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 when you bought Toy Story 1 & 2 on DVD? Well, now is the time to redeem those certificates at DisneyMovieRewards.com!

I redeemed ours last night online and it was VERY simple. Our vouchers are printed and ready to go for our local Cinemark Theater. I made sure to put the adults’ names on the vouchers since the kids cost less anyhow! The vouchers are good for up to $8.50 per ticket and even good for the “no coupons, no passes” showing of Toy Story 3.

In memory of my daddy who is celebrating up in Heaven today, I wanted to throw in a plug about the importance of being a registered organ and/or tissue donor. For more info on how to be the ultimate in resourceful, please click here. If you’re not ready to register, please at least start the conversation with your family.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Happy Birthday, Being Resourceful! April 24, 2010

Today is Being Resourceful’s first birthday! Many, many thanks to all of our readers, and especially to those who gave me the swift kick in the pants it took for me to get this started. I am so happy and thankful to be able to share with you the great deals I find, and, more importantly, to honor the memory of my dad by spreading the word about organ and tissue donation. I miss you, Daddy.

 

FREE instant feel-good! January 4, 2010

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Here’s a FREE instant feel-good for YOU! Start off the New Year by crossing this task off your list… In honor of what would have been my dad’s 64th birthday, please have this conversation.

The ULTIMATE in resourcefulness is sharing your self — your tissues and organs when you no longer need them. Please talk about this with your family. Consider officially registering as a tissue and/or organ donor. Encourage your family and friends to do the same. Leave your tissues and/or organs here. Heaven doesn’t need them; someone here does. You could save someone’s life.

My dad benefited from a heart valve transplant and a partial aorta transplant, but didn’t live long enough to receive a heart transplant. He went to Heaven at the very young age of 62 in September 2008.

Please visit the national organ/tissue donor site, Donate Life, at http://DonateLife.net to learn more.

 

Why do I do this? December 8, 2009

Yes, keeping this site stocked with the best of the daily deals out there is a lot of work. And, no, this is not a business. There is no paid product placement or advertising. I don’t benefit personally from this project one bit.

So, why do I spend all this time writing Being Resourceful? My dad. I love him. I miss him. I wish I could have him back.

My dad benefited from a heart valve transplant and a partial aorta transplant, but didn’t live long enough to receive a heart transplant. He went to Heaven at the very young age of 62.

The ULTIMATE in resourcefulness is sharing your self — your tissues and organs when you no longer need them. Please talk about this with your family. Consider officially registering as a tissue and/or organ donor. Encourage your family and friends to do the same. Leave your tissues and/or organs here. Heaven doesn’t need them; someone here does. You could save someone’s life.

Please visit the national organ/tissue donor site, Donate Life, at http://DonateLife.net to learn more.

I thank YOU from the bottom of MY heart (which will definitely be donated someday if I’m ever in the position).

 

Talk about being resourceful: Plan to be an Organ/Tissue donor September 17, 2009

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You may have heard recently that Steve Jobs (of Apple) is talking publicly about how he received a 2nd chance on life thanks to the generosity of a liver donor. Thanks to this SELFLESS individual, and hundreds of others like him/her, people are able to receive a 2nd chance on life through organ/tissue donations… However, this can only happen if people TALK about it.

This isn’t spam — it is a personal plea from me… I’m trying to reach as many people as possible about this topic that is so near and dear to my heart.  Believe me, when you have a family member who is the very, very lucky recipient of donated organs/tissue, it is better than ANY Christmas present you could ever receive. However, when you’re on the other side of the situation and have to make this kind of decision, it helps tremendously to have already had these conversations. TALK. NOW. PLEASE. And register.

You can’t take them with you to Heaven, so why not leave them here? Yep, you guessed it; I’m asking you to thoughtfully consider officially signing up to be an organ donor.

Here’s why…

  • “There is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation. There are more than 96,000 patients in the United States awaiting transplantation—more than 7,000 are Texans.
  • Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Every day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
  • The Glenda Dawson Donate Life – Texas Registry is the official [Texas] state organ, tissue and eye donor registry.
  • Historically, while signing a donor card and placing the “donor” sticker on your driver license served as an important symbol of your intent, it did not place you on any official list or registry.
  • In 2005, Texas joined 40 other states in the country by creating its own state donor registry.
  • Registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor helps ensure your wishes will be carried out after you die.
  • You have the power to donate life. Sign up today to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through tissue donation.”
  • (Information from https://www.donatelifetexas.org/TXDear_Secure/Facts.aspx)

If you’re a Texas resident, here’s the site: https://www.donatelifetexas.org/TXDear_Secure/DonorRegistration.aspx

If you live elsewhere, here’s the U.S. government’s site that can direct you to your state’s site:
http://organdonor.gov/donor/registry.shtm

I’ve already registered with the Texas Registry. They sent me a letter that I signed and had signed by two witnesses, then sent back in the pre-addressed, pre-paid envelope they included with the letter. I now have an organ donor card in my wallet and the state has me listed in their OFFICIAL system.

This isn’t a topic that is necessarily fun to talk about, but it is so important, and can give life and hope to so many others who need it…

Please share this organ donor registry information with as many people as you can. Together we can get these conversations started, and hopefully make a difference for many families.

I sincerely thank you.