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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Best Gift I'm Giving This Year

Yep, that would be my hair! Sometime in 2012 a child with cancer or one with an incurable hair loss disease will be wearing a wig made from my ponytail!

That just makes me smile.

Do I miss my hair? Well, yeah...but it will grow. In fact, it's already a little longer than when it was cut this morning, right? ha. In fact, who knows, maybe I'll do it all over again!

Since I was donating my hair to Locks Of Love, my haircut was free! But I was happy to give a generous tip. :) They even had the form I needed to fill out and mail in with my hair.

Please watch the 51 second French advertisement below. It's SO sweet!

65 comments:

  1. Hip, hip hooray for YOU! Could you look more beautiful? I don't think so.

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  2. and you look even younger now!! you have a good heart Betsy!

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  3. more beautiful and younger? What are you ladies smoking? ha. But thank you! :) My head feels light, that's for sure!

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  4. Well, you still have your sweet face and enough hair to frame it.
    Have a Blessed Christmas.

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  5. what a wonderful thing to do, I thought of this but they won't take hair thats died and I use a color on mine now.
    You look great!

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  6. I LOVE that you do this. What a wonderful gift. You look adorable with your new do!

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  7. laurie ~ they take hair that is dyed! It just cannot be bleached, as in lightened or highlighted.

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  8. Let me be one of the first (30) to say, Wow! Nice! Beautiful! Good job! Proud of you!

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  9. I would have to agree--you do look younger Betsy! Oh, and I'm not smoking anything, and I'm only drinking coffee. :) Great gift!!!

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  10. Christine ~ we both lost something this year, didn't we? ;)

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  11. that is awesome! good on you...had a friend that did this last year and is working on it again...great gift and nice shots of you too!

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  12. Betsy, what wonderful gift this holiday season And a thumbs up on the new look!

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  13. Brian ~ it probably gets easier the more times you do it! ha.

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  14. Thanks, Yuji! It's the perfect time of year to give a gift like this, too, don't you think? :)

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  15. Oh, well, no real surprise here. Short hair, long hair, you're still a doll!

    Congratulations for donating to such a worthy cause.

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  16. Ah new Betsy!! You look absolutely wonderful, this hair make you beauty but I knew !!(lol) I think you would love your new hair!and yes I think you look more younger dear:)) My hair is like your almost shoulders!

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  17. A years ago one of my close friends a wonderful and beauty woman had cancer and one of the worst thing she suffer the lost of hair but still she look beauty, sadly she died but I always think she is close me:))

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  18. What a great thing to do! And you look adorable!

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  19. Thanks, Mari~ I'm feeling a little withdrawl, though. ha.

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  20. Gloria ~ aw, I'm sorry you lost her! I'm sure she was beautiful!

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  21. How touching the advert is, it made me cry..
    My sweet Betsy, you have a heart as BIG as Texas, always giving, sharing, and shining, they don't come any better !

    I love the new 'you' I'm sure whatever style you choose, it would always look gorgeous on you.

    What a special lady you are....
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  22. Aw, Jo...now you've made me cry!

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  23. You are a very special lady Betsy, but I think we had all worked that one out a long time back!
    Happy Christmas to you and your 5 men
    x

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  24. Aw, thanks Sharon. ...you are SO sweet!

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  25. Awww you have a beautiful soul Betsy and you look GORGEOUS! Yay! Take care
    x

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  26. You look gorgeous before *and* after. And even more gorgeous for what you have given of your lovely hair. :)

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  27. Thanks, G. :) You're sweet! xo

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  28. Such a wonderful little advertisement indeed
    Although the French I can't understand or read
    And look at you
    Would never know the big (that one with the 0 at the end) came due
    Such a great cause as well
    The cat as tons of hair he tried to give and they nicely told him to go to umm the Time Axis..haha

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  29. Pat ~

    Well, look at you being all sweet
    If you were near, I'd give Orlin a treat.
    I don't know the French on that either
    Maybe someone here will know it and share.
    Orlin should start a locks of love for cats.
    Those hairless ones would appreciate that.
    But it would have to be called Fur for Felines
    or something of that kind.

    Young I look, did you say?
    Maybe it's that gift you sent my way.
    Do things like that keep you young
    if you play with them a ton?
    uh oh...speaking of Time Axis I better be good
    or someone will say meet you there I should.
    hahaha.

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  30. hahaha hmmmm it could keep you young
    Or just prove that the senders bell is good and rung
    I hear you could go blind too
    If you stare at the thing wiggling around too long at your zoo..hahaha
    Yeah wouldn't want you to go there
    All the Leftovers would munch on more than hair

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  31. Pat ~
    oh the Leftovers would be bad
    unless a germ orb you had.
    Still, would not be pleasant
    might need an antidepressant!
    ha.

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  32. What a wonderful gift and I LOVE your new look! Way to go!

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  33. Betsy...
    So nice that you can grow your hair for the Locks of Love.
    How long does your hair have to be?
    (I have heard different lengths over the years from several places) Some of my daughters and I have had long hair over the years...and wherever we would go and ask about it...it wasn't long enough.8~(
    It was sad to think about getting our thick hair cut and no one benefiting from it.
    Take care,
    Nancy
    BTW...you and your hair look nice
    8~)

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  34. What a wonderful thing to do, Betsy. Your hair looks fine, but you're glowing from the inside out, and that's what really counts.

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  35. Such a wonderful gift to give. And I too think you look beautiful with your haircut. Beauty also comes from within and you have lots of that too.

    And we already know you and Pat have been keeping the Fountain of Youth a secret, although I did forget to tell SF about how important hair dye is. I will try to let the gray hairs grow out but after an inch or so I decide I cannot take it anymore. I would be so happy to have all white hair, because it looks cool on women but I do not know if that will ever happen.

    Yes, you have given a beautiful gift.

    God bless.

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  36. You still look as young and beautiful as ever! xoxo that was surely an act of love! good for you! :)
    Unks!

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  37. Nancy ~ it has to be 10 inches! ;)

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  38. Thanks, MrsU. Yes, I agree...the transition from coloring your hair to all white is a hard one! I don't know how you would do it, actually. Once the roots looked really bad I can see why you wouldn't want to continue! ha. I do love silver hair, though!

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  39. and no, SF hasn't found the Fountain of Youth. Pat and I are keeping it a secret. lol. SF says he has an ancient face....I adtually think he likes it that way. ha. Makes him look wise, you know. :)

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  40. WHAT FUN Betsy! Your haircut is adorable!

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  41. Love your haircut! And I bet it takes a lot less time to rinse all the suds out when you shampoo : )

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  42. Cat ~ oh yeah...and drying it, too! ha.

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  43. You and the little girl are very kind - a very nice gesture, Betsy.

    "Hairs to you!" LOL . . . .sorry about the pun!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy New Year ~ Eddie

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  44. Betsy,
    The haircut looks great on ya!
    And God Bless You for doing this.

    Rebecca is right, you DO look younger.

    In Him,
    Grace

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  45. Eddie ~ hahaha...you are so funny. :)

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  46. Beautiful before...beautiful after. But what is most beautiful in your generous heart. I loved the video....if that isn't just the most precious gift to receive...I teared up....

    Blessing on you dear friend!!!

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  47. I'm sure the recipient will be just as happy to receive your hair as you are to give it! Such a fantastic thing to do. Your new hairdo really suits you. Merry Christmas to you and your Five Men.

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  48. Your new 'do looks great! And you're right, your hair will grow back in no time!

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  49. They aren't speaking French. I think it is Spanish or maybe Italian.

    Amber

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  50. Just a big WOW on both situations! The donation is a great thing! The new look with less hair is also a great thing! Just WOW!

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  51. Aw, Don...thank you! :) That made me smile!

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  52. Amber ~ hmmm...the write-up on the commercial said that it was french. Made by a french company, too and it won an award!

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  53. Thanks, Grace! Younger is good! :)

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  54. If you look any younger the police will keep stopping you for being an underage driver.

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  55. AWWW - how exciting! You look terrific!
    As always! Wishing you and yours a very Merry CHRISTmas weekend and happy new year. How blessed I am to call you Friend. Maybe we can actually meet and visit face to face in the new year! I think that's gonna be one of my new goals....hurrah. XO

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  56. what a wonderful gift ~blessings of the season to you my friend!

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  57. You are SO inspiring! And you look so young :) Have a great Christmas. Claire x

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