What Spirit Animal Are You?

19 Nov

Are you a cat or a dog? An elephant or a wolf? A parrot or a snake?

Take the personality quiz to find out:

Directions: Choose your side of the question and string together the four letters to find your animal.

1. WOULD YOU RATHER GO OUT WITH FRIENDS (E) OR CHILL AT HOME (I) ?WORLDVIEW: EXTROVERSION (E) OR INTROVERSION (I)

2. WHEN TAKING IN NEW INFO., DO YOU BASE OFF YOUR 5 SENSES (S) OR LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE (N)?
INFORMATION: SENSING (S) OR INTUITION (N)

3. WHEN MAKING UP YOUR MIND DO YOU RELY ON LOGIC (T) OR EMOTION (F)?DECISIONS: THINKING (T) OR FEELING (F)

4. WOULD YOU RATHER YOUR LIFE BE PLANNED OUT (J) OR SPONTANEOUSLY DRIVEN (P)?
STRUCTURE: JUDGING (J) OR PERCEIVING (P)

INTP: OWL      ESTP: FOX      ISFP: CAT      ENTJ: LION      
ISFJ: DEER      INTJ: OCTOPUS      ISTP: SNAKE      ESFP: PENGUIN
INFJ: WOLF      ENFP: DOLPHIN      ESTJ: HONEYBEE      ISTJ: OX
ENFJ: DOG      INFP: GIRAFFE      ENTP: PARROT      ESFJ: ELEPHANT

OWL: MOST CONCEPTUAL • ANALYTICAL • THOUGHTFUL INDIVIDUALS • RAZOR SHARP WIT • PEOPLE ENJOY THEIR COMPANY • PREFER TO WORK ALONE • SOCIALLY CAUTIOUS • CHALLENGES OTHERS TO THINK

FOX: MOST SPONTANEOUS • DRAMATIC • CHARISMATIC • INFLUENTIAL • ACTIVE • FUN • ADEPT AT INFLUENCING PEOPLE • WONDERFUL FRIENDS IF WANT A GOOD TIME • SEEK THE BEST IN LIFE

CAT: MOST ARTISTIC • PEACEFUL • EASYGOING • LIVE MOMENT TO MOMENT • CONSIDERATE • PLEASANT • CARING • MELLOW • VALUES IMPORTANT TO THEM • DO NOT DEBATE VIEWS PUBLICLY • RELAXED

LION: MOST COMMANDING • LOGICAL THINKERS • INDEPENDENT • PERSUASIVE LEADERS • FIERCE • SUCCESSFUL • POWERFUL • REFUSE SUBJECTIVE EMOTION IN DECISION MAKING • KINGS OF PROVERBIAL JUNGLE

DEER: MOST CONTEMPLATIVE • QUIET • OBSERVANT • THOUGHTFUL • MAINTAIN ORDER & HARMONY • RESPECT EVERYONE’S FEELINGS • TRUSTWORTHY • FEW PEOPLE KNOW THEM AS BEING INCREDIBLY SENSITIVE

OCTOPUS: MOST INDEPENDENT • WILDLY INTELLIGENT & CREATIVE • UNINTERESTED IN WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING • AWARE OF WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW • PASSIONATE ABOUT CONCEPTUALIZING IDEAS • LIKE TO PROCESS COMPLEX THEORIES

SNAKE: MOST PRAGMATIC • QUIET • ANALYTIC • DRAWN TO ENGINEERING • EXPLORERS • BORED WITH SINGLE ROUTINES • CLOSET DAREDEVILS • LIVE AND LET LIVE • “DON’T TREAD ON ME”

PENGUIN: MOST GENEROUS • PLAYFUL • OPTIMISTIC • LIVE IN THE MOMENT • SOCIAL • LIKE NEW EXPERIENCES • INTELLIGENT • CREATIVE • CLASSROOM LEARNING IS NOT STRONG SUIT • PREFER TO GO WITH THE FLOW

WOLF: MOST CONTEMPLATIVE • VALUE DRIVEN • MYSTERIOUS • COMPLEX • CREATIVE • INSPIRED INDIVIDUALS • SENSITIVE TO FEELINGS OF OTHERS • REQUIRE TRUST BEFORE REVEALING ONESELF • PROTECTORS • NATURAL LEADERS

DOLPHIN: MOST OPTIMISTIC • CREATIVE • CONTAGIOUSLY HAPPY • LIKE TO LEARN NEW THINGS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE • VIVACIOUS • POPULAR ENTHUSIASTS • BORED EASILY • ALWAYS READY FOR THE LATEST/GREATEST WITH FRIENDS, RELATIONSHIPS, EXPERIENCES

HONEY BEE: MOST HARD CHARGING • CIVIC-MINDED WORKERS • PRACTICAL • STRIVE TO IMPROVE SOCIETY • LIKE TO BE PART OF ORGANIZATIONS/GOVERNMENTS • STRAIGHT FORWARD • LITTLE USE FOR NEW EXPERIENCES • CLEARLY COMMUNICATE NEEDS/DESIRES • OUTGOING

OX: MOST RESPONSIBLE • LOGICAL • ORGANIZED • SERIOUS INDIVIDUALS WHO TAKE A PRACTICAL APPROACH • DEPENDABLE • SENSIBLE • EARNEST • DEDICATED WORKERS • GOOD INTENTIONS • DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS OF OTHERS

DOG: MOST PERSUASIVE • SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES • HATE BULLYING • LIKE TO GREET LOVED ONES • FEEL GOOD WHEN OTHERS FEEL GOOD • ADAPTIVE • LOYAL TO OTHERS & EXPECT IN RETURN • “TEAM PLAYER”

GIRAFFE: MOST IDEALISTIC • LOYAL FAMILY/CLOSE FRIENDS • LIVE LIFE ACCORDING TO VALUES • CURIOUS ABOUT THOSE AROUND THEM • ETHICAL • DO NOT ACCEPT THREATS TO SECURITY OF THEIR BABIES/MORALS

PARROT: MOST INVENTIVE • INTELLIGENT • CLEVER • RESOURCEFUL • PERVERSE SENSE OF HUMOR • ANALYZE EVERY SIDE OF AN ISSUE • WITTY • CREATIVE THINKERS/WORKERS

ELEPHANT: MOST HARMONIZING • GENUINE • AUTHENTIC • BRING JOY TO OTHERS • SENSITIVE • EASILY HURT • TRUSTING • FULL OF LOVE

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No one knows what hand they are going to be dealt in life, just that we are all on a journey to better ourselves and others. That was the mindset creator Jenna Consiglio had when she started JAECI. She wanted to make a difference and inspire people to believe in their dreams and inner weirdness, which is why she created the graphic jewelry line known as, JAECI.


Discover your spirit animal & embrace your personality with jewelry from JAECI. Head to our website to get your Spirit Animal necklace!

The Thankful Trend

14 Nov

‘Tis the season to be thankful! 

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie

Did you know that gratitude is a learned behavior? This season, we’re helping families express their gratitude & encouraging children to be thankful for all things in life.

So, how are we going to do this? With help from our new favorite product:
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Turkey on the Table is a book & activity that allows the whole family to show their thankfulness every day. The goal is to turn thankfulness into a daily routine.

The Turkey on the Table kit includes an adorable knit turkey, customizable feathers with marker, and a heartwarming book. Here’s how it works:

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Aside from thankfulsmall-feeding-americaness, Turkey on the Table encourages giving back through their partnership with Feeding America.

With each Turkey on the Table sold, 10 meals will be provided to someone in need. To date, over 102,000 meals have been donated.


More Thankful Traditions!

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

There are so many other ways to express gratitude this year! One of our favorite thankful activities is the Thankful Tree.

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Thankful Trees are both a way to express thanks & a fun activity for the whole family! All you need is a few tree branches, construction paper, scissors, glue & markers to write with.

Fashion a tree from the branches. Next, cut the paper into leaves. Have everyone write what they are thankful for on the leaves & hang them on the tree. Display your Thankful Tree so everyone can see! Each time you see it, you will be reminded of the many things there are to be thankful for!


Tablecloth of Thanks

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Another Thankful activity we love is a Tablecloth of Thanks! Create a new Thanksgiving tradition by having everyone at dinner sign the tablecloth with their name and something they are thankful for. Keep the same table cloth and have family members add something new each year! It’s a great way to remember old memories, start new ones & express gratitude.

Enjoy this holiday season, but never forget the reason we have it!

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:18


images from: http://turkeyonthetable.com ; http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/thankful-tree/ ; http://www.sharingshine.com/2014/11/13/keeping-thanks-thanksgiving/

Wrapped in Hope: Monica’s Testimony

1 Oct

In 2012, 40-year-old Monica Chambers skeptically agreed to have her first mammogram after her doctor advised her to. When the mammogram showed an abnormality, Monica went to the East Alabama Medical Center’s radiology department to determine what exactly was wrong. After a few tests, Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer.

A nurse from the EAMC Breast Health Center was the first to meet with Monica about having chemotherapy, but Monica was determined she would not go through treatment. “I’m just going to die with breast cancer,” Monica said. It was her husband who finally convinced her that she had to try and fight the cancer for herself and her young children.

img_1244Finally, Monica listened to reason and started chemotherapy, and she’s happy she decided to do so. “It’s like it became a part of me and I became a part of it,” Monica said about going through treatment. She especially praised everyone at the EAMC Breast Health Center for being so kind and welcoming to her. “The people at the EAMC really helped me a lot,” Monica said.

After she had already been diagnosed with breast cancer and started treatment, Monica’s husband began having health problems and was put on disability. This meant that they were both sick and out of work, leaving them uninsured. “The foundation picked me up,” Monica said. “They made sure I could afford anything I needed.”

 

Monica said the thing that helped her the most through her fight with cancer was people being there for her. “I had people behind me that I never would have thought. Even people that I didn’t know,” Monica said. She said that she was given food, groceries and kind words that uplifted her. She also said it made her feel better when people would call or let her know they were praying for her.

The main thing Monica said that people who haven’t been through breast cancer should know is to not try to sympathize with the person affected but instead be straight-forward with them. Monica said she would encourage people to not be afraid to ask questions or say whatever is on their mind. Said said if someone wants to help, all they have to do is simply ask, ‘Is there anything I can do?’

Monica has been a breast cancer survivor now for 4 years now. After surviving herself, she hopes she can help others get through as well. “I just want to get my story out to help anyone. Whether it’s someone that’s going through breast cancer or someone that has family members or loved ones going through. I just want to help them feel comfortable.”

 

Honored to share this story,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern

 

Wrapped in Hope: Jody’s Testimony

29 Sep

As we continue to celebrate angels and survivors at Wrapsody during our Wrapped in Hope celebration, we are honored to share the story of another friend and breast cancer survivor, Jody Northcutt.

Jody was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. She said she knew she could fight the cancer because she believed in the power of answered prayers. “Those prayers gave me hope that everything would be ok.”

Cancer is a terrible, life changing disease. However, Jody told us in some ways it changed her life for the good as well. She said it brought her closer to her friends and made her change her definitions of what family and friendship means. She was touched by how people that she didn’t even know reached out to send her love and support.

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Jody said the number one person that has been there for her through this journey is her daughter, Morgan. “My daughter is the one I can talk to or cry to, she’s always been there for me.” She said her daughter has been at every one of her surgeries and is her biggest support. It’s that support that gives Jody hope and comfort.

Going through this difficult journey, Jody said it is important to always keep an open mind. She said the most important thing to do is to keep an open support group and accept prayers from anyone. “You have to have all of your strength to go through this, so let someone else give you theirs,” Jody said.

Leaning on others for help has been an important part of Jody’s journey. She encourages others to do whatever they can, big or small, to lend a helping hand to someone going through breast cancer. “Giving support and being there is all anyone needs to do.”  

Honored to tell this amazing story,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern