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Tipping Servers $200, Wouldn’t that feel great to do?

Tipping Servers $200

The Joy of seeing someone’s
face when you reward them, is immeasurable.

Many times we are stuck in a rut
and can’t see clear to
give freely.

Sometimes Giving doesn’t have to come
in the form of Money, but time.
You can give the give of listening, doing
such as reading to children, adults who
need help in that basic form of communication.

You can also give back by writing FOR people.
By that I mean, there are lots of people have arthritis, shut ins..etc.

Or how about picking someone up and drive them
somewhere. Not everyone has a car, or is able to drive.
You were going to go do errands anyway, right?!

Check out how I am able to give back monetarily
to organizations,  and to people I know or live near in my community.
As well as giving back in time and help.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization gives adult volunteers (“bigs”) the chance to build lasting one-on-one relationships with children in need of caring adults in their lives [source: Big Brothers Big Sisters].

Many children’s hospitals rely on volunteers for activities such as tutoring patients, reading stories, monitoring playrooms and assisting families with whatever they may need during a child’s stay [source: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia].

Most volunteer opportunities involving children will require a background check and a commitment to volunteer for a certain number of hours per week over a specified duration, such as three, six or 12 months.

In some cases, volunteering with children can be financially beneficial as well as personally fulfilling: Some foster grandparent volunteers qualify to receive a tax-free hourly stipend, and a growing number of public school systems offer seniors a rebate on property taxes in exchange for their time volunteering in the classroom [sources: Senior Corps, Garcia].

Back to the people giving a tipping servers $200,
any help and recognition is a good thing, and $200
would certainly help anyone!
I loved this.

Please comment and tell me what you think about
giving time and money.
Thanks, Karen

World’s Marijuana Friendly Countries, Cheech & Chong

Top Ten Pot Weed Movies. Cheech & Chong minute 5:05

Uruguay is set to make the country
the first in the world to create a
state-run marijuana industry — fixing
the price at a point low enough to
squeeze the black market and allowing
the government to control cultivation
and distribution. This Landmark legislation
bill has the backing of President José Mujica,
who has dismissed charges that legalizing
marijuana could lead people to try harder drugs.

“It’s actually the opposite,” he told CNN.
“People seek crack and other more dangerous
poisons when they have no access to marijuana.”
Whether the government becomes a major dealer
may depend on the price and quality of the weed,
which people would be allowed to grow for themselves.

Uruguay is the first country to announce plans to
nationalize the pot business, but there are plenty
of other places where you can smoke freely.
Marijuana is not classified as a drug in North Korea,
soldiers and manual laborers smoke it as a
popular way to wind down after a long day.
Possessing small amounts for personal use
has been decriminalized in many European
and South American countries, and the
policies have been shown to have little
impact on drug use. After Portugal eliminated
criminal penalties for drug users in 2001,
shifting resources from law enforcement to
drug prevention and rehabilitation programs,
a number of metrics (see infographic for details)
pointed to the experiment’s success.
On a Humorous note, minute 5:04 is where
Cheech and Chong were THE breakout
movie duo to highlight Pot.

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Cain’s Arcade Film, HELP ALL Kids become Entrepreneurs and Support Creativity in Kids!

CAIN’S ARCADE FILM Part 1 & 2

Help Us Engage 1 Million Kids in 70 Countries in Creative Play!
The global response to “Caine’s Arcade” inspired us to launch a non-profit Imagination Foundation

to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids everywhere!

Help bring this movement to kids in your community: Get Involved

….

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an

elaborate DIY cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store,

and asked people to play. The entire summer went by, and Caine

had yet to have a single customer, until one day, a filmmaker named Nirvan Mullick

stopped to buy a door handle for his car. What happened next inspired this movie,

and launched a global movement to foster imagination and creativity in kids everywhere.

Watch “Caine’s Arcade 2: From a Movie to a Movement”

Support Caine & the Imagination Foundation:

Donate to Caine’s Scholarship Fund:

Help reach $250k matching grant for the Imagination Foundation!
Buy a Caine’s Arcade STAFF shirt!

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Make a tax-deductible donation to the Imagination Foundation

to help foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.
Help us engage 1 million kids in 70 countries in creative play

via our Global Cardboard Challenge:

Sign Up to Get Involved

Caine is recruiting STAFF to help the Caine’s Arcade Imagination Foundation.

Buy your Caine’s Arcade t-shirt

to help us find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship

in more amazing kids! $15 plus shipping, order from our store.

We made Caine a new shirt that says “BOSS” that only he has.

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Shark Week Watch ‘Shark Cat’ Clean Up !

Hysterical footage..
Funny thing..
we all stare
and
stare..
Had to laugh at myself,
but I do find this almost like watching a fish tank…
only more fun!

Reality tv show just launched last night..
see if you like it as much as the CAT!
Tough call!
LOL

1Hot Jungle, 2 Mansions, 4 Amazing Women, 4 Cool Dudes, 1 Hollywood Camera Crew = 1 Riveting Show, Stay Tuned

New Entertainment Coming…One more tip before it’s live Sent Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Project AWOL reality show is getting closer and closer.

In fact, we are discussing the launch tonight at 9p on our team webinar

You can be one of the first guests to watch episode 1 of season 1
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This may sound a little crazy, but I believe this show is a bigger deal than a summer blockbuster.

Let me explain:

People all over the nation (and the world) follow the buzz of a summer blockbuster

sometimes weeks in advance. I know my friends did before

Guiermo del Toro’s recent flick
Iron Man 3,
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus
and others.

They start researching insider info before the movie’s release date.

They get focused. They anticipate a great time.

I get pumped up for a great blockbuster,

but I also realize ..life goes on.

Same as it did before.

Project AWOL show is different.

You are going to witness proven life-changing information.

You are going to be given solutions that immediately

improve the quality of your life

I believe this first episode is a bigger deal
than even the biggest summer blockbuster.
It is about us, real people who make changes.

I’m reposting “Create A Life With Project A.W.O.L.” to make sure you’re 100% prepared:

http://followkarenellis.com/2013/07/29/what-would-you-do-to-have-a-great-lifestyle/

&

I posted Project A.W.O.L.’s photo album from Thailand just for fun!

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To OUR Success!
Win Win Win

Karen Ellis

HAPPY FRIDAY folks! Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Joins with Jimmy Fallon for Remake- FAMILY FRIENDLY

Blurred Lines  Robin Thicke joins with Jimmy Fallon and his house band Roots
to make a Family Friendly version of the hit song.

If you’re wondering how this ensemble handles the tune’s
infamously un-kid-friendly line — you know
what I’m talking about; “you’re the hottest (bleep) in the place” —I won’t spoil the surprise.
I’ll just assure you it’s funny and comedy gold, so make sure to watch for it.

Fallon is using kid music toys to make a niche for himself.. another successful niche!

Hope you enjoyed this version, even kids will love it!

Have a Successful and Great weekend!
Karen Ellis
JOIN ME IN FUN  #Project AWOL,
Season 1 premiers Tuesday Night.

New Super Stars, Industry Leaders from Steamy Jungles of Thailand Tell All

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Season 1 of “Reality Show” Adventures
On The Paradise Island of Phuket Thailand,
our members are telling their personal
stories.

Our community has grown  BIG
in the last 2 weeks, not everyone
knows the magnitude of what we
created in the month of May.

2 months ago, 32 Project AWOL’ers
were invited out to Thailand to
take part in the what will be the
greatest marketing piece this
industry has ever seen.

Project AWOL is a $260,000 REAL
reality show produced by a
Hollywood camera crew learning
how to create another way of
life for themselves.

10 of our cast members are on a
Hangout right now talking about
their experience in the
jungles of Thailand.

http://discoverawol.com/thailand/?id=desert1

Karen Ellis

Phuket, Thailand or Would you like to go AWOL? Another Way of Living?

AWOL

Most of us think of this word meaning something to do with the military,
being away without leave..but for many of us it means Another Way of Living.

You see, in May, I went to Phuket, Thailand to be in a Reality Show.

AWOL week one

Yes, me, not a movie or tv star, but a long time international Flight attendant.

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Eight of us each week stayed at 2 gorgeous mansions

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complete with our personal
chef staff and housekeeping staff.

Joom and cooks

We were served gourmet Thai food prepared just to our orders

Phuket FOOD
and drivers took us all over to our adventures.
All the while being photographed by a Hollywood film and sound crew

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that got just about everything we did or said.

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Next day we went to the Children’s Orphanage to repaint their classrooms.

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See, in 2004 the Tsunami devastated the coastal towns/cities and the orphanage
was rebuilt but needed much TLC= repainting.

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Paintroom

While it was over 90 degrees and OVER 90% humidity, no air conditioning, no fans,
we taped the rooms, scraped the walls, and repainted all while being filmed.
It was an amazing experience, a super good feeling despite the discomfort of heat/humidity.
Nothing like that ever felt so good.
Late in the evening, we were all so wound up, we had a giant PAINT FIGHT!
Leftover paint we swiped on each others faces, clothes, arms everywhere!

Fun times!
MORE TO FOLLOW!  Dedicated to Another Way of Living!
KAREN ELLIS

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Hypnotizing Wind Machine


This beautiful wind machine is called Octo and it’s designed by Anthony Howe.

Linked stainless steel shapes spinning around a circular axis. Spins in 1/2 knot winds but is stable in much stronger.
Light clinking sound of links touching. All stainless replaceable bearings. 17 feet high by 8 feet wide.
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Born in Utah, Anthony’s Gallery is located in Washington on 10 acres.
His paintings and scultural art is shown on throughout the world.

Strobe-and-artist Anthony Howe

Dedicated to your Success,
Karen Ellis