Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Second Chances Motorcycle Ride & Community Event!

Check out Echo's appearance on the Fox8 Morning Show!  Come out and support our animals in Randolph County!  Spay/Neuter saves lives!
Our Second Chances Fundraiser is THIS SATURDAY!!  Saving animals in Randolph Co.... watch Echo on  Fox8 from this morning!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Check us out on ABC 45 Business News Update!!!  Come out and support our amazing event to raise money for spay/neuter efforts!  Fun for families and for those who want to take an awesome bike ride through the county!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Power Down And Reconnect With Your Family

This generation has been bombarded with technology.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it has taken away the joy of using their imagination and the joy of having down time with family.

Looking back, I can remember Sunday afternoons when we just sat at my grandparent's home and the adults  talked... BORING!  Well, to a kid.  We kids went outside and created something to do.  We didn't have DSI's or any hand held devices to keep us busy.  We went...wait for it... OUTSIDE and created forts out of downed limbs or played tag or climbed trees.  

Back in my day, okay I have officially become a part of the older generation, we only had one television.  My dad often watched his sports so my siblings, my mom and I would play cards, a marble game called aggravation, or we went outside to look for the big dipper or catch lightening bugs.  That gave us time to be together in a way that fostered social skills, communication, fun, and quality time. We actually saw each others faces!

It is important for families to reconnect with their kids in a way that will teach them the importance and the joy of powering down.  During the recent ice storm many families were forced to power down. They reconnected and spent time together doing things they probably hadn't done in years.  These are the memories your kids will have, the time that you spend with them and the times that they spend connecting with others.

I think that is why I love camping so much.  You are given the opportunity to be quiet, take in the moment, breathe in the night air,  and just gaze at the stars with your family and the families you meet along the way.  It opens up time for stories, for real connections, and for you to really listen to your kids.  Those are the times you see the excitement on their faces as they discover something new.  You miss so much of their personalities, their development, and the areas that need correction when you lead separate lives within your own home.

Teaching your kids to be quiet, to appreciate nature, and to be appreciative time with others will not only make them well rounded individuals, it will be something that will enrich their lives and the lives of their children in the future. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENT for the RSPCA & the Randolph Humane Society!

Are you ready?  Are you willing?  Do you want to make a difference in an animal's life?  Here's how to do it!

Come be a part of the Second Chances THIRD Annual Motorcycle Ride! CRUZIN' FOR CRITTERS

What?  You don't ride motorcycles?  NO PROBLEM!  This even is for the community as well!  You can choose to ride through Randolph and the surrounding counties, or you can choose to come out for a FUN FILLED day full of food, great music, great craft items, and adoptable pups!  Be a part of the change in Randolph County as we raise the money to bolster our spay/neuter efforts in the county and support our Randolph SPCA and Randolph Humane Society!

Cruzin’ For Critters!
SAVING LIVES! One Fur Baby at a time!

FAMILY FUN for non-riders too!
(Donations accepted)

May 3, 2014
9:00am to 4:00pm
Kickstands up at 10:00am

Cox’s Harley Davidson
Asheboro, NC
Rain or Shine!                         

          ENTRANCE FEE FOR RIDERS:  $20 (Riders...$5 for back seat  REGISTER NOW!
          VENDOR BOOTHS:  $50 Set up 8:30am (Advertise your special business by setting up a booth at the fundraiser!) Email Midge: to request a vendor agreement form and secure your spot!
         ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS ON OUR T SHIRTS!  $100 to display your business
          MEMORIALIZE Your Special Fur Baby:  $5/ baby  (Email your baby's name to be placed onto our RAINBOW BRIDGE MEMORY BOARD)
*Come enjoy the CANINE PLAYERS from the Southern Tails Dog School!
·       AWESOME T-shirts! 

(Black available in smaller sizes/ new orange in all sizes this year)

For more information contact: Midge Noble  336-302-0366

Monday, February 3, 2014

We Are The Light

Tonight, we stand together to share our light.  It may not be a light that shines all over the world, but it could be.  Tonight, we are a light that shines in our community for the animals that cannot speak for themselves.  We come together to lead with love.  We don't agree with the killing of adoptable animals, but we can't allow ourselves to be pulled into the anger and the hate.  If we do, then we are no longer a part of the light. Change cannot happen if we lose focus and become a part of the darkness.  We must lead with love.

Tonight we shine our light to create change.  All the animal souls who  have died are with us. Their spirits are guiding us to be the change.  They are no longer sad, they are not bitter or angry... they willingly died to bring focus to this tragedy so that we could stand here tonight and say, "no more."  No more adoptable animals need to die, but as we stand with vigor, determination, and belief that things will change and are changing... we must stand and lead with love.  Choosing the darkness takes us away from the light and the light will get diminished and the journey will end.  Only love can win this.

So, do your part... speak your mind... but lead with love.

We had an amazing, peaceful, and meaningful rally tonight.  It does not end here.  Contact the Randolph SPCA and be a part of the change.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Be The Change... If Not YOU... Who?

There comes a time in each of our lives that we are challenged to speak or remain silent.  That time is now.  In Randolph County we still allow a gas chamber to be in effect to manage pet over population. I am sad to report that over 7,000 animals are killed each year.  To be clear, there
are some animals that are adopted, but it is a very minuscule amount compared to the thousands of healthy and adoptable animals whose lives are cut short.

In 2005, my family was given the chance to save one of these fur babies.  I received a call from my vet who said a Pembroke Welsh Corgi was saved from the gas chamber.  We took her in. She was filthy, had been bred multiple times, and had huge bald spots on her back.  This was Layla then:
She needed love, patience, and good food to help her heal.  She was so scared and so unsure for a very long time.... but then, her inner corgi came out... and she found her way.  Instead of dying in the gas chamber that day, she started living... 
This was her first trip to the beach.... she really started to blossom!  She IS the reason that I BELIEVE in the change that is happening in this county.  With the Randolph SPCA, we are making a difference!
Our spay/neuter van is putting a dent in the pet overpopulation in this county, and amazing volunteers are taking puppies and loving dogs to other shelters up north that need adoptable animals in their community.
You can also be a part of the change!  Volunteer your time at the Dog Will store at the Randolph SPCA, choose to use your skills to be a committee member, participate in and attend fund raisers that support the cause.  

Our upcoming fundraiser:  Second Chances THIRD Annual Motorcycle Ride is a great place to start....even if you aren't a rider!  You can choose to ride, be a vendor, sponsor our T Shirts, Bounce House, or donate a silent auction item!  More on that later... but know, that we are moving forward and we will provide a SAFE, LOVING, Adoption/ Education low cost spay/neuter shelter.  The only decision is, are you in?  

And, TONIGHT we are holding a PEACE RALLY in front of the Court House in Randolph County to stand up for these fur babies who are teaching us to live compassionately.  We are responsible for their lives, and they deserve us to show up and be our best.  Check out this link to get more information.  

So, the time is now.  YOU are the change.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Modeling for Our Kids How To Live in Magnitude

In  A Course In Miracles, we are encouraged:

"Be not content with littleness," "Littleness is the offering you gave yourself," "You offered this in place of magnitude, and you accepted it."  

Whenever I'm with my brother-in-law and I ask him if he wants something, his response is:
     "I want everything that is coming to me."

I love that!  Whether he is aware of it or not, he is living in magnitude.  If we settle for less in our lives, we will surely attain it, but if we know that we deserve better we will  attract better because we will live our lives expecting the best for ourselves.

This goes back to releasing our past and giving ourselves permission to live the life we choose, not the lives that our ancestors or our parents lived.  What messages did you hear growing up?

  • We can't afford that
  • We may not have a lot of money but we have love
  • We are _____________ (insert any job) and that's all our family will ever be
  • Negative messages about affluent people and things they have
If we are to model magnitude to our children, we have to change our language.  When we do this... our children will be raised expecting all great things to come to them.  They will stop expecting less.  They will start dreaming and believe that they can attain those dreams.

Modeling Magnitude For Your Children:
  • Use positive messages with your children:  "You can be whatever you want to be."  "If you dream it you can be it"
  • Take field trips to places that inspire and uplift
  • Engage your kids in service to others
  • Go for your own dreams and talk to your children about it ( starting a book, taking classes for your inspired career, connecting with your artistic side, taking dance)
  • Talk about yourself in a loving way 
  • Emphasize that your child is worthy and so are you
Living in magnitude starts in our minds and in our speech.  Once we align with our inner magnificence we will have the most abundance lives that we can imagine!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Parenting While Texting

We've all seen it; a family disconnected while sitting together. It occurs in restaurants, office lobbies, cars, and in their own homes.   While texting has become an immediate way to connect with our children; which seems like a great thing... as with all things we have to pay attention to the balance and to what other connections we have lost along the way.

There is great value for us to reach our kids by just pushing the send button.  We are able to receive emergent messages, offer support, and/or protection to our kids with a click of a button.  The concern comes when our children stop seeing our eyes connecting with theirs.  From the first time their eyes are able to focus and they see a parent's smiling eyes looking back at them, a relationship is being formed. Over time, that connection will either build or diminish based on how we nourish that bond.

Reactive attachment disorder is based on a child not bonding or attaching to a birth parent.  We saw it first when children from other countries who had been raised in orphanages and not spoken to, cuddled or nurtured by a birth mom.  In the states, our own children are being born with attachment issues because of a disconnect between mom and fetus because of depression issues, drugs, and most recently, due to parents spending less and less quality face time with their kids.

Our kids are being raised by the school system, daycare, other relatives, and often by television and the internet.  Parents are grateful for the electronic baby sitters and will routinely allow their face time to diminish while kids are spending most of their after school hours in their rooms with their televisions, game systems and other electronics.

Balance is key.  We all enjoy getting immediate answers trough an Internet search and having access to our loved ones quickly.  Texting cane be the most optimal way to connect with your kids while they are out and about, but please be aware of building a bond first and making sure that you have meaningful face time with your child every day!  If that relationship is not nurtured and your child always sees you texting while answering their questions, or spending all of your time with them in front of your computer, you are missing out on the most important relationship you have right in front of you. You have the power to nurture a child and create a life long bond.  That will enhance your life, but it will also bring a child into alignment with their own value.  When you look on them with loving eyes and spend time with your child; you are letting them know that they are worthy to be loved.  That is key to their success.

Bonding Activities:

  • Fix their breakfast
  • Eat meals with your child and look at them while you talk to them about the day ahead or the day they have had
  • Play board games
  • Attend their activities; and watch... so that when they look over at the stands they see you looking at them
  • Have open dialogues with your kids on the values you hold
  • Put positive notes in their lunch boxes
  • Turn off electronics and have family time that you make a priority
  • Snuggle time before bed
You are the single most important bond your child will make.  Be mindful of the time you spend with them.  Set your intention to be there emotionally and physically for your child.  You will never regret it and the connection you make will remain in their heart forever.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Model Compassionate Self Love For Your Kids

When you talk to yourself.. what words do your children hear you say?  Children want to be just like the adults that they love and will mimic our words, facial expressions, mannerisms, and attitudes.  Our kids are bombarded with images in magazines, television, and the Internet that makes it impossible to get a clear picture of how to love the skin they are in.  You are the first voice your kids will hear.

If they hear self loathing, lack of confidence, and belittling of yourself in your voice, your children will learn to talk down to themselves.   It is important that you recognize how you speak to yourself and when you are putting yourself down so you can challenge those words and change them.  A belief, after all, is just a thought you keep thinking.  If you change the thought, you can change the feeling, and then the behavior.

Who told you that you weren't worthy?  How did you learn that the person you were created to be didn't measure up?  Learn to challenge those messages and don't allow those old tapes to play in your present moments.  You deserve to be loved and to love yourself.  You are a divine creation that is loved unconditionally from Source and you deserve to love yourself in the same way.  If you find that hard to believe, then you have bought into those old messages and need more than ever to work through the old trauma.  Once you do that, your life can get back on track and it will in turn benefit your kids.

When you choose to love yourself and model that for your children, you will see them begin to love themselves.

Compassionate Activities:

  • Immerse yourself in  positive books, workshops, and images  
  • Connect to a spiritual practice
  • Consider meditation 
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Give yourself permission to speak only compassionate words to yourself, and make sure your children hear those words!

Namaste (My spirit within me bows to the spirit within you)