Jamie and I went to give blood at a blood drive hosted at the local Best Western on Friday afternoon. I have always liked to go and donate blood -- it is such a simple thing that can really be so much of a benefit to another individual (or two or three). I have a nice big bruise on my arm, but other than that, it was a pain-free experience that I will repeat in another eight weeks. I feel blessed that I am in good enough health to be able to help others who are in need. So I really encourage you -- ALL of you! -- to go donate blood if you are in a state of health which allows you to do so. It is amazingly easy and takes only a little time. I know if I were ever in need of a transfusion, I would hope that there were enough blood for me. You can donate six times a year -- schedule an appointment today!