Charity Water, B-day, Giving Quotes, and Day 97 for 365 Days of Art

Happy 20th Birthday to my son Chad....
For Day 97 of the 365 Days of Art - I am featuring four pieces of my son's art.

 I just went through some old storage bins and these were four that I liked.  They are diverse pieces....
And when I uploaded the photos for this post, I noticed that he has a subtle theme of two going in these four works.  And they are all from different years....

 Later I will look through more of his art to check for patterns and themes, but I felt Chad's sense of stability when I uploaded these.

Notice the two hills in the first piece, two seashells in the second one (balanced with finesse), two swirls in the third one (with a bit of warm-cool going on), and there are two different type of swirls in the sky in the fourth piece, which is a house that was done in oil pastels and it looks a bit like velvet to see it up close.

Part 2:

My son decided to do a campaign for his birthday with an organization called Charity Water.  
We know a lot of folks who were really inspired (and some were moved to tears) after hearing Bill Simmons' Podcast about Charity Water: "HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons with charity: water's founder, Scott Harrison, on his foundation's goal of solving the global water crisis."

HERE is the sound cloud link for the interview.

If you want to contribute to Chad's campaign link is HERE

Part 3: A few pics.  I could have uploaded many - but I chose these - one from when Chad was two days old, some showing Chad's fun side (hanging out with cousin's at my nephew's funeral) - and then the last photo is one of him from a few weeks ago. Ahhhhhh

Happy Birthday Sweet Son.  I love you so much!  xxoo Mom 

Part 4: Closing thoughts - I leave you with quotes about giving:

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. 
-- Samuel Johnson

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. --Bob Hope

Giving with glad and generous hearts has a way of routing out the tough old miser within us. Even the poor need to know that they can give. Just the very act of letting go of money, or some other treasure, does something within us. It destroys the demon greed. -- Richard J. Foster, Money, Sex & Power. 

It is estimated that if the widow's mite had been deposited at the "First National Bank, Jerusalem" to draw four percent interest semi-annually, the fund today would total $4,800,000,000,000,000,000,000. If a bank on earth could multiply the widow's mite to such an astronomical figure, think what treasures this dedicated woman will have in heaven where "moth and rust doth not corrupt."

Giving is the highest expression of potency. --Erich Fromm

To make room in your life for giving and thinking of others is the HIGHEST FORM OF LIVING.  You can give a smile, a hug, or a courteous gesture to show that you accept someone as an equal. You can give money, a meal, or share a bit of your knowledge. You might give an article of clothing, buy someone a drink, or take their photo and then give them a print. You can give of your time, share in the gift of conversation, or just listen and ask questions so someone can express.  And don't forget the gift of lifting someone up in prayer (it does make a difference) and while it might sound cheesy to pray and send good thoughts a person's way, it's one of the best gifts you can give.  ~Y. Prior