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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lemonade Stand

She sets up every year after school is out in front of her house in San Luis Obispo and all her profits go to the local animal shelter.... what a great kid !!!!!











She reminded me of the words out of "SIMPLE ABUNDANCE" by Sarah Ban Breathnach


Perhaps, if one is lucky, the days ahead will unfold as a "never-to-be-forgotten summer - one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going- one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in the world."


May this potent Midsummer spell never be broken for you and those you love.












Happy Summer, my friends








81 comments:

  1. what a cute post and a special little girl!

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  2. what a wonderful and inspiring little angel!

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  3. What a great little girl. I hope you are buying lemonade everyday.

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  4. What a wonderful little girl! Talk about a great heart!

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  5. She is adorable, and I like the blessing you posted.

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  6. What a great kid indeed! That's really sweet:@)

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  7. how awesome! what a wonderful little budding philanthropist :) love it!

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  8. a truly wonderful post!

    happy summer to you, too

    xo
    elyse

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  9. The innocence of youth! Hope she stays just as grounded and thoughtful. Hi to you and dear Teddy, Kary! xxoo Nancy

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  10. She is the angel among us! This is such a great post! I am going to go dig my copy of Simple Abundance out right now!
    Cathy G

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  11. Who couldn't resist buying something from this child?? And what a great idea that she donates the money to a charity. She will go far in life!

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  12. Please purchase a glass of lemonade in my name, will you? She sets us a grand example, does she not.

    I receive your midsummer blessing and return the same to you!

    Never-to-be-forgotten-summer, I could go for that!

    Thank you, for sharing.

    ((hugs)) to you Kary & Teddy

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  13. That is so sweet and such a good cause.
    The things she sells look very delicious too.
    Happy Midsummer !!!

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  14. i can only hope my summer is exactly as you described....and that little girl is adorable and has been blessed with a huge heart !!

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  15. What a sweetheart, learning early the importance of giving. Nice messages in your post.

    I just finished a five day hospital stay, with massive doses of antibiotics for cellulitis in my left ankle and foot. Still hobbling around a bit.

    Poverty prohibits any travels for me. I hate being grounded.

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  16. Kudos to this little gal's parents. It's not often today that children are taught to think beyond themselves. Thank you for sharing this inspiring story! I hope she sells out!

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  17. What a sweet little soul with such a big heart. Love this post ~ thanks for sharing.

    Jo

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  18. What a sweetie! If I lived nearby I'd be a regular customer - we have to encourage that sort of citizenship!

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  19. What an absolute sweetheart! I'd be visiting every day to support the cause. I need to get up-to-date on reading Simple Abundance. I bring it out at the start of every new year. :) Happy day to you, Tamy

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  20. Thank you so much for your comments. I have been a nervous wreck wondering if anyone would even read my post. Your words are such an encouragement to me to continue on.Blessing to you!

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  21. She'll remember these days, and that smile will return to her when she is 85. Lovely.

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  22. Awwww! What a sweet little girl. It's so nice to see she's learning what's important at an early age!

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  23. My heart expanded as I read your post.

    The summer solstice. lovely words.

    xo Jane

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  24. i love this... one summer we set up a lemonade stand - 7 siblings (5 boys, 2 girls) - built it with wood, baked cookies, stirred pitchers of lemonade, did marketing... we are all grown up now, but all any of us would need to do is take a look at your sweet little gals' smile... and our pride and joy blooms anew! summer sweetness. so many thanks for the gift of remembering! -xok.

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  25. that lemonade looks like a good deal. thanks for the lovely summer wishes, wonderful words.

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  26. What a darling girl and a wonderful human being!
    The baked good look homey and delicious too.
    xx
    happy summer
    donkey in the pines

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  27. Obviously she has a wonderful, giving spirit!

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  28. I hope she makes a load for her cause:) sweet:)

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  29. I love working with children everyday at school. I truly consider it a gift. This little girl is a sweetheart. Beautiful inside and out. LOVED this post.

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  30. What a sweetie pie! Children like her are amazing, in general I find most children amazing and fun to be around!

    I hope she makes lots of money! Happy Summer to "Miss Lemonade" and the animals she's trying to help.

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  31. this post does my heart good; thanks, Kary!

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  32. How stinkin cute is that and the cookies and brownies look delish! Lemonade sounds so refreshing right now in this 102 degree weather! Xoxoxo

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  33. Your lemonade girl is darling and wise beyond her years. What a wonderful post to welcome the first day of summer, it is going to be a good one.

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  34. Something tells me she will always have this big, giving, caring heart. How very sweet. I bet her shoppers are giving a little extra, too!

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  35. Such a nice special girl! I used to cell lemonade when I was young! This post brought back really good memories n.n Happy Summer!

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  36. What joy and such a great cause! Wish I could of been there. xoxoxo Hugs

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  37. That is way cute! What a great reason for a lemonade stand!

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  38. That really is special! I wonder what she will be like when she grows up, and what she is going to choose to do for a living.
    Those cookies look yummy - I certainly would buy a bunch!

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  39. What a great kid!!! Love it!
    Sending you summer hugs,
    Dawn

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  40. What a fantastic kid!! I would send her some money and order from Sweden if I could!!

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  41. This is adorable. Brings back sweet memories of the lemonade stand my uncles and I used to set up in rural Indiana centuries ago.

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  42. What a sweet girl. I remember doing that as a kid, so cute! I hope your summer is going well and that you are enjoying it to the fullest. It goes by way too fast!

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  43. What a selfless little soul she is. I just love her!

    That quote was fabulous, Miss Kari and indeed, "May this potent Midsummer spell never be broken." Wishing a happy Midsummer to you and yours as well. Blessings, Mina

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  44. I wish she lived closer! With all of that goodness I think we would have a lot of fun supporting her. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  45. What a sweetheart she is!
    So nice to see someone so young with such a mature understanding of those in need.

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  46. Reminds me of my eldest granddaughter. One year at her birthday party she requested each friend bring something that could be donated to the SPCA. Such great kids!

    Di

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  47. Am I happy I found your blog.....YES!!! and I wish I could have visited that lemonade stand!!!!

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  48. Hello--
    What a super idea.
    I'd buy some from her AND some of
    delish looking goodies if I lived closer.
    It's a little far to come from Kansas to
    California.

    Tell her to keep up the great work.

    Melinda

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  49. When you next see her, tell her one of your readers from London sends a big hug across the ocean. x

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  50. Hi new friend,
    It sounds like you and I are kindred spirits. I am a gardener, I use to cook a lot more then I do now, but I still make soup every week!!! We have a big garden. I am a very large animal lover that just lost my Sweet Bambi. I live in the woods and see wild life everyday. I have coons that I give names to.
    Thanks so much for your visit and your sweet comment. I looked for your follow button and don't see it.
    Please come back even tho you don't really need another friend. I need you!!
    xx, Fern

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  51. Hi there, I found you thru Kim and then just saw your name at Fern's. I'm a new follower too and also dog lover. I have read back about your losing your Buddy and now your adventures with Teddi. I used to live in northern Ca. and ventured to your area alot-love it. I wonder if you've always had poodles or have you had other breeds as well? Someone told me that once you own a poodle you'll never own anything else. My only concern is that the smaller ones-toys and even miniatures can become yappers. I'm also looking at, for the future, a cockapoo.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog-I look forward to getting to know you.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  52. Great kids have great parents!

    I'll have one of each.

    xo Ro

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  53. I have to tell you I am so happy that I did not miss this post.
    She is just too adorable and sweet. Reminds me of my grandbaby raising money for Juvenile Diabetes. It warms a heart to see young children thinking of others.
    I miss you and hope your doing well.
    Great post
    Love
    Maggie

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  54. what a delightful post- she is adorable and I, too, wish her sweet summer memories forever. such a sweet girl to raise money for the local shelter.
    I have that book also and enjoy picking it up and flipping to the passage that falls open.

    xo,
    joan and ella

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  55. Love your blog! What a cute post, and a really sweet girl too, I hope she goes far :)

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  56. Love this post! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Velva

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  57. really lovely post my friend, it made me smile and sigh remembering the summers when my own children were young.

    love and hugs,
    lori and owen

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  58. She is a cutie pie! Glad your back to feeling better and posting summertime fun!

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  59. Is that your kid?? She is a great kid. I was not a good Mother. I think that is why I am a good mother to all the animals I have and have me. I am trying to make up for not being a better Mother. I feed anything that comes looking for food and I have lots of fresh water out 365 days a year for all who are thirsty.
    xx, Fern

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  60. Love your blog.....Great post, I remember selling lemonade when I was a little girl with my sisters:) Great fun!!

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  61. Such a precious girl x Your Blog is so pretty. So glad to have come across your lovely blog. Have a happy weekend, Catherine x

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  62. What a lovely happy seller. Four glasses, please.

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  63. What a dear heart! She looks like she really enjoys what she's doing too :)

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  64. What a great kid! In these times when you mostly hear about the trouble that kids cause, it is even more heartening to hear about the good things that they do.

    Your post is so heartwarming, I need some nice cold lemonade to cool off! Too bad that I don't live closer to be able to buy some from her!

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  65. What a sweetheart! How can anyone resist that smile? I applaud her determination and sweet spirit! :)

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  66. Thanks again for your visit. I hope you are having a good week end. I was just reading your post before this one. We love the same fruit.
    We gave up eating cake and pies and anything with sugar last year the last of March so it has been over a year now. My Hubby lost 35 lbs and I have lost 20 lbs. We still love strawberries and blueberries and all the other fruits but we just eat them straight now with our steel cut oatmeal. We have had a wonderful crop of strawberries this year. I have posted about them a couple of times. They have been the sweetest berries I have ever tasted.
    xx, Fern

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  67. Reminds me of why I love living in the United States. Love that little sweet girl. My daughters used to do that and it is one of my fondest memories of them growing up. I hope she makes a ton of quarters this summer. Debi

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  68. I bought a glass of lemonade from some girls down the road last weekend. It was wonderful and they were so cute! I love Summer fun like this!

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  69. How absolutely sweet is she!!!!!
    I love Simple Abundance, I need to get that book out again! Thanks for the reminder!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  70. Awww...how lovely - I love this idea and the things on display!! xxx

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  71. What a sweet little girl!!! Have a great wednesday!!!!!

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  72. This little girl has such a radiant smile and I'm sure a heart of gold to do this to benefit an animal shelter. A wonderful post, Kary! I hope your summer is full of fun and relaxation. Happy 4th of July!

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  73. hiw cute! i love the pics :)
    wish you a very sweet day my friend!
    justyna

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  74. Again I thank you for your visit to my blog.
    Yesterday I had an in office surgery at a foot doctors. He took most of my big toes nails off.
    Now I have two very large bandages on my big toes. I am not suppose to walk much today. Keep my feet up!!
    Hope you have a great 4th of July this coming week-end. I will have my feet up!!!lol
    xx, Fern

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  75. This post captures the very essence of Summer for me.
    Happy Holiday weekend to you!!

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  76. I always buy the Simple Abundance books on the thrift store shelves....to give away
    What a great and beautiful young woman
    and such a heart for animals

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  77. I would buy anything from her. She looks like she's as sweet as honey.

    Sydney used to sell Lemonade and cookies in the front yard. I made a sign for her, and she did very well. Her Daddy was her best customer!

    Love to you and the babies!
    Joey

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  78. Just checkin' in, Kary and saying hello! Hope you are pleasantly busy. xo

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  79. What a great kid, indeed. I can't think of a more wonderful summer past time or a better cause! xo

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate all your kind comments more than you can know.