Free Things to do this Spring

img_1502A family-friendly outing in your town doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Most towns and cities offer tons of free activities — the trick is knowing where to look. Check out this list of springtime activity ideas that will get your kids out of the house, but won’t cost you a dime.
by Lindsay Hutton

A. Visit a Local Animal Farm Baby chicks, lambs and piglets all make adorable additions to most animal farms in the springtime. Take your creature-loving child to your local farm to learn all about the wonders of new life. Petting Zoo.
B. Take a Hike At a state park or local hiking trails and spend the afternoon exploring nature. Your kids will love the fresh air and exercise. Go on a scavenger hunt for leaves, rocks, and other objects found in the wilderness.
C. Free Concerts Keep your eyes open for free concert series offered by area towns. A blanket, some snacks, and jamming to a local band can be a great way to spend a warm spring evening.
D. Get Lost in a Museum Most cities and town have any number of museums and many offer activities and workshops especially for children. Spend the day soaking up the culture at a local museum.
E. Help with a Community Garden Freshly grown produce will get even the pickiest eater to eat his veggies. A community garden is a great way to show your child how fruits and vegetables are grown, and fresh vegetables you reap will make a delicious (and cheap!) reward.

Change Today…Create a New Tomorrow

What’s One Thing You Could Change Today that Would help You Create a New Tomorrow?

WHEN PEOPLE – know they only have a few months or weeks to live they have amazing clarity about how they should spend their time. They focus on their relationships, saying the things they had always wanted to say. They forgive and ask for forgiveness. They don’t waste time on insignificant & trivial things… BUT – make the absolute most of their time left.

I guarantee that if you knew you had one month to live… THE WAY you would spend the next 30 days would be radically transformed!

SO, here’s the million dollar question…  WHY do we wait until we’re diagnosed with cancer or we lose a loved one to accept & embrace this knowledge and allow it to free us?

I MEAN don’t we want all that our life has to offer?

Don’t we want to fulfill the purpose for which we were created?

Wouldn’t life be a lot more satisfying if we lived this way all the time?

Odds and Ends

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  • Every time my dad tells me he’s mowing and weeding his yard… i feel bad for him. I am fully capable of mowing and weed eating my yard. $60 a month is what it takes to free me of that dreaded chore. I wish I could afford to pay for it to be done for him too. What service would you give to your parents or kids if you could?
  • Are you embarrassed to have paid for a service you know you could do? Would you do grocery delivery? Amazon soon will allow you to order groceries online delivered to your door.  Online grocery is a notoriously tough business and even Amazon has struggled to crack it. With the drive-in model, Amazon is taking a page from an unlikely player in the space: Walmart.

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Free Ice Cream on National Ice Cream Day

SUMMER FUN: Today (Friday) is National Ice Cream day but the freebies happen all month…

What is the most popular flavor ever (all time)?

150717_EM_IceCreamDayFree Ice Cream on National Ice Cream Day

This weekend’s fake food holiday celebrating ice cream is perfectly timed: It’s in July, arguably the month when you need ice cream the most, and it’s being held on a Sundae (get it?). Anyway, here’s where you can grab some free ice cream this weekend.

Dippin’ Dots: All customers at participating locations are welcome to free samples of the new Redberry Sherbet, which is made with Sour Patch Kids candy. No purchase required.

Pet Smart: Yes, even pets get to enjoy the tasty benefits of National Ice Cream Day. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, all PetSmart locations with PetsHotel facilities are giving out complimentary four-ounce samples of dog-safe ice cream.

Brad Read more here – Brad Tuttle – Time.com