Realize

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Realize:
1. to grasp or understand clearly.
2. to make real; give reality to (a hope, fear, plan, etc.).
3. to bring vividly to the mind.
4. to convert into cash or money: to realize securities.
5.to obtain as a profit or income for oneself by trade, labor, or investment.
6.to bring as proceeds, as from a sale: The goods realized $1000.
7. Music. to sight-read on a keyboard instrument or write out in notation the full harmony and ornamentation indicated by (a figured bass).

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Realize; we do it all of the time, but when was the last time you stopped to think about what you just realized? When was the last time you were caught off-guard by something, someone, somewhere?
There’s always the Colby Caillat song, “Realize,” which gets stuck in my head (and pleasantly so).
I just realized something today – that I can use the yarn sitting in my closet to give warmth to infants in an intensive care unit by knitting him/her a blanket and donating it to KnotsofLove.org. I realized I could do something good for someone who can’t do it for themselves just yet and who needs a little extra loving and care right now.
I’m sure when I put in the work and measure it out, this blanket will make me realize how tiny this little human being is and how warm he/she will be with it – all snuggled up and cozy inside.
If you know anyone who does knit or crochet, please urge them to visit KnotsofLove.org to see the list of approved yarns for little hats and they can find free patterns for knitting or crocheting little blankets with specific measurements. Blankets can be knitted using any cozy soft yarns. What’s a couple of dollars for some yarn anyway? Or, if you’re like me, you have enough yarn left over for a tiny blanket anyhow from your last knitting adventure.
Something to think about…

via Daily Prompt: Realize

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