Wednesday, April 28, 2010

11th giveaway- speaking of Buddha- the winner

I wrote every ones name on a very small piece of paper. There were 32 of you, with no duplicates.

I folded all the names in half and then in half again and placed them in to one of Madi's little food containers. These things are very nice for holding beads too(recycling tip of the day). They also stack very nicely.
Must save everything... I might use it in the next 20 years. LOL

I then recruited my trusty sidekick to help me.
Look! She is doing what I asked and only picked one. OK, take note please, this is probably the last time I will ever see this. I have the camera ready because I am telling her not to put it in her mouth and I think she is going to that too.

See how she minds, my beautiful little grand child.
Luckily, I wrestled it from her quick enough that the paper did not turn in to a slobbery mess.

Awwwwwwww, no wonder, Sweet sweet Bella , nom nom nom!
Buddha is coming to live with you Bella. Please get me your address.
You have 5 days to get back to me or Madi will eat, I mean pick, another person.

"What we think, we become"

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"It is better to travel well than to arrive."

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. "

"He is able who thinks he is able."

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."



Gautama Buddha is said to be born around 563 BCE and had died around

483 BCE., most modern scholars agree on these dates.

In Buddhist tradition Gautama Buddha's birth name was Siddhartha Gautama, this was changed after he went on a quest for the truth behind life and death. After reaching enlightenment while sitting beneath a tree, Siddhartha Gautama was able to claim the name of Buddha. Gautama Buddha is the historical founder of Buddhism.

All information taken from the Ascension Gateway website

And from the Brainy Quote web site

Both of these websites have wonderful information and quotes of all kinds.


  1. Congratulations to Bella on winning your wonderful Buddha Shrine! What a cutie pie you had as a helper!

  2. Lucky Bella, and what an adorable helper you have! I hope she didn't eat all the other names either! LOL Such a cutie.

  3. Congrats to Bella... what a wonderful helper you had marie.... it makes it all that more fun.

  4. Congratulations to Bella! I am sure she will also treasure that amazing shrine! :) I think your helper did a wonderful job in helping to select the winner. ;) Theresa

  5. Ah, congrats to Bella, and I love your Random Number Generator!!! It's MUCH cuter than mine!
    I am sure she will be delighted with your Buddha; it is most lovely! :)


  6. Lucky Bella! Congratulations. Thanks for having the giveaway, marie, it was fun anticipating.

  7. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! Oh WOW, WOW, WOW, you photodocumented the whole thing! Well, no WONDER she ate it, Marie. You put it in a FOOD CONTAINER. Uh... Hello! It only makes sense, you know. :D My goodness, she is adorable. Can you put Madi in the package, too?

    (Had to laugh at your anatomy man, too.)

    Thank you so much, Miss Wonderful! I am so thrilled. I love the teachings of Buddha. And I know just where I'm going to hang this. I'm at the same address as before.

    Love your little heart beads, too. The ones with the leaves in the background are especially pretty!


  8. I'm so happy Bella won this gorgeous Buddha! Lucky girl!! Love your random number picker... Love, Silke

  9. Awe..... your little sidekick picked the perfect winner!! Congrats to Bella!!


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