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Corner Brook women plan a miracle each month in 2016

Stella Michel, left, and Samantha Greene have made it their resolution to help others in 2016 by doing a miracle a month.
Stella Michel, left, and Samantha Greene have made it their resolution to help others in 2016 by doing a miracle a month.

Stella Michel had never made a new year’s resolution she kept — until this past year.

In 2014, when discussing resolutions for 2015, the Corner Brook resident said she thought it was time to stick to one.

What made this time different? She decided, as a way of being held accountable, she’d do something for someone else.

“Resolutions are always about yourself,” she said. “It’s hardly about ‘I’m going to do this for you.’”

She came up with the concept of 52 Weeks for 52 People, and over the course of the year completed random acts of kindness, including dropping coffee and donuts off to firefighters, writing a letter by hand to a friend telling him what he meant to her and paying for the person behind her in the drive-thru.

“Corner Brook makes it so easy to find things to do,” she said.

For 2016 she wanted to keep it going, but change things up a bit.

So, 12 Months — 12 Miracles was born.

When her friend Samantha Greene heard about it, she readily wanted to take part and the two got to figuring out what they’d do first.

For January they put together 19 blessing bags — care packages — for residents at Xavier House. The reaction they got from delivering those last weekend left them on such a high they now have their whole year planned out.

But keeping with the idea of it being a surprise, she would only share February’s miracle will include delivering Valentines to children in the hospital, long-term care residents and Alzheimer’s patients. March will see them put together chemotherapy care packages for cancer patients.

Check out the 12 Months — 12 Miracles page for more on the plans, and to find out how you can help

Twitter:@WS_DianeCrocker

In 2014, when discussing resolutions for 2015, the Corner Brook resident said she thought it was time to stick to one.

What made this time different? She decided, as a way of being held accountable, she’d do something for someone else.

“Resolutions are always about yourself,” she said. “It’s hardly about ‘I’m going to do this for you.’”

She came up with the concept of 52 Weeks for 52 People, and over the course of the year completed random acts of kindness, including dropping coffee and donuts off to firefighters, writing a letter by hand to a friend telling him what he meant to her and paying for the person behind her in the drive-thru.

“Corner Brook makes it so easy to find things to do,” she said.

For 2016 she wanted to keep it going, but change things up a bit.

So, 12 Months — 12 Miracles was born.

When her friend Samantha Greene heard about it, she readily wanted to take part and the two got to figuring out what they’d do first.

For January they put together 19 blessing bags — care packages — for residents at Xavier House. The reaction they got from delivering those last weekend left them on such a high they now have their whole year planned out.

But keeping with the idea of it being a surprise, she would only share February’s miracle will include delivering Valentines to children in the hospital, long-term care residents and Alzheimer’s patients. March will see them put together chemotherapy care packages for cancer patients.

Check out the 12 Months — 12 Miracles page for more on the plans, and to find out how you can help

Twitter:@WS_DianeCrocker

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