Consumers must have Facebook account in order to vote.
Mission Main Street Grants uses default functionality provided by Facebook Connect which gives access to Friends List however we don’t access anything other than Facebook ID to authenticate voting. We don’t post on users wall automatically. We don’t market or message to their friend.
Message that is displayed on that window that states we will have access to friend list etc. comes from Facebook and we can’t change it.
When my wife and I decided to start a business, we decided right from the start that we wanted to sell quality products. We set out on a search for the best wind chimes that we could find. What we found was truly amazing. We found bamboo wind chimes shipped in from the isle of Bali. We found several companies right here in the United States with very interesting stories, and better yet, very beautiful and great sounding wind chimes. We have received much feedback and I think that my wife and I did a great job assembling the best of the best wind chimes that are out there. We continue our search and are adding to our list all the time. This is the fun part, finding new and unique sources for wind chimes. The artists that make these are truly gifted and inspirational.
Is it possible to actually save money and find a great deal on-line? More and more, people are turning toward the internet to do a growing amount of their shopping. Reasons range from better selection, finding the exact item they are looking for, not settling for close, convenience, gift giving… the list goes on and on. One thing I have noticed is that the bargain hunter still thrives, even on-line. Coupon codes, automatic discounts, name your own price, close outs, end of season sales, free shipping, that’s what they are looking for.
For instance, www.WindSongWindChimes.com is offering free shipping on a particular manufacturer of wind chimes, Music of the Spheres. It is a short promotion lasting only the weekend, designed to attract the seasoned on-line shopper looking to get a great deal. Store owners hope that the lost revenue is recaptured at a later date by generating happy, loyal customers now, and will work hard to keep them loyal and happy.
Bargin hunting is not a thing of the past at all. It’s just changing with the times.
It did not take me long to find evidence of the therapeutic value of wind chimes. Although I have benefited from it for many years, I was astounded by the many uses for chimes in the cause of therapy. For example, the excerpt that I found today about a European Hospital;
Kay O’Keeffe, Director of Nursing at St. Olivers said “Many of our residents suffer from Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease or the effects of strokes or arthritis. As mental functions decline with many of these conditions people operate more on a sensory level. Positive sensory stimulation in the form of smell, touch, colour, sound of garden insects & birds or the wind blowing chimes is of enormous therapeutic value to these residents. The gardens also provide memories from the past in what is now known as reminiscence therapy”.
Some of the comments from residents and family members include “it is magical to see the beautiful birds and colourful butterflies congregate in the garden”, “the garden helps to calm me when I become uptight”
It never ceases to amaze me how our mind and our senses are so intertwined with the natural healing process. The power of wind chimes.
Did you hear? Congress members, even the President, are now on Face-book, and Twitter. I’ve been using this now for two years to help support an on-line store, now the politicians have put a new twist on all of this.
While I try to market my wind chimes in hopes of making an extra dollar or two, they are now spreading news, propaganda, political mud-slinging, and occasionally, a bit of truth thrown in for good measure.
The only good thing is that once they post it, they won’t be able to take it back. It will be a permanent record that “We the People” can monitor on a day to day basis. I guess from that stand point it’s not so bad. I for one, tend to get too much of Washington as it is… All this gives me a bit of a head-ache. Thank goodness I can come home each day to the tranquil sounds of my back yard wind chime.
When I was growing up, my Grandmother had a set of Indian Elephant bells hanging in her kitchen as a chime. As kids, we loved to run the circle from the living room, to the dining room, and thru the kitchen. Each time ringing those bells as we passed.
The sound of wind chimes often take me back to those days of my childhood. I can almost hear the laughter of my siblings, feel the Love of my Grandmother as she cooked, and smell the aroma of the meal. What a wonderful way to relax on a weekend, or unwind after a busy day.
I just ran across a bamboo wind chime with a mama bird watching over her nest. It reminded me of a bird family that would always build their nest on the outside sill of my parents house. Year after year the nest would be built there and we could watch as the babies grew. I especially liked to watch them as they were being fed. The delivery of the meal would arrive and the open mouths would all be pointed to the sky. This would fascinate me for days until all of a sudden, I would look out the window to an empty nest.
This year, I visited my Father who still lives in that house. I had missed the activities of my favorite bird family, but I did see the nest. The babies had all flown the coup, but I stopped to ponder the activities that led up to this years empty nest… and smiled.
I have a nice dream catcher on my bedroom wall. When even the slightest breeze hits them, the feathers shake very slightly. It’s almost unnoticeable to me, but it drives my cats’ nuts!
They used to crouch down inside the sliding glass door and peep at the birds that hopped across the deck. Maybe they think the feathers on the dream catcher are the birds trying to sneak into the house.
Do you think that the Dream Catcher catches cats dreams too?
I’ve been interested in ecology for many years and was very happy to learn that one of the companies we work with builds bird houses out of recycled plastics. They are very pretty and the substances they are made from makes them extremely durable.
With our worlds’ landfills over flowing with plastic garbage, it’s great to know there is a use for some of the things we have been simply tossing out for so long.
Be sure to look for the recycled products we sell on http://www.windsongwindchimes.com/