Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Gratitude Giveaway Results Are In...

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

Once again, your entries were ALL beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your stories about extraordinary people with us! Our panel of readers take their vote to heart and it's not an easy task with so many beautiful people to choose from, but there can only be one chosen. 

The awesome person chosen for this GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY is Alfonso M.!!! His grateful daughter, Gaby sent us the following story about him. Alfonso will receive a "Gratitude" bracelet from our Dina Manzo Love Rocks collection! Many blessings to you Alfonso!!! xo

My dad has always had a rough life: from working at such an early age (5 years old) not being able to finish school, living in a very poor household, and the hardest loosing the love of his life and raising 4 kids alone. And even though he's been through all that he is one of the strongest, caring, forgetful and big hearted person I know. Loosing my mom wasn't easy for him especially after being attacked by her family and calling her a killer when my mom died of childbirth, he's been ridicule by them, spit on, hit, having the gravestone we put on her grave removed and flowers burned, yet he never has hold a grudge against them and has thought me how to be able forgive. He has me how anything is possible with God on your side & has made me the person I am today, I don't know where I would be without him. I am so grateful to be able to call him my dad because he has raised us to be the best we can, he has given us everything we ever needed, he has been my rock when I'm breaking down, he's been there through the good and the bad with me,I'm thankful for that and I wanna show my gratitude because honestly it would of been much easier for him to leave us at grandmas and live his life but no, he decided to raise us and that meant balancing work and housework, taking care of us when we were sick, driving us to school and always being by our side. Dad I want you to know how proud I am from where you came and to where you are now, from having nothing to owing a house, cars, your business, writing books but most importantly to being the dad you never had, someone who understands you, is there for you and shows you how much he cares and I love you for being the best dad/man anyone could ask for, in my eyes you are the greatest hero there is.

Gaby M.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Inspiration: Sunset July 23, 2011

Click on images to view larger. They look better that way;-)

Moonlight Beach- Encinitas, California. Between 7:30pm and 8:00pm. There was a man nearby, beating on his drum which made feel a bit like a tribal experience. We like that!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Starts Now!

It's time for another "GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY" and we are really excited about this one! This giveaway is for women AND men!!! We know that there are so many amazing unsung hero's out there and we want to hear about them!

This is how it works: Send us an email along with a photo of someone special you know, who you would like to show your gratitude towards. Tell us the story about this person and why you would love to show your gratitude. That's all you have to do! We want to help you pay it forward, so the unsung hero of the GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY will receive either a man or woman's GRATITUDE bracelet from our DINA MANZO LOVE ROCKS collection! We will also share your story along with the photo, right here on our blog!!!

So, come on! Join the GIVEAWAY and show your GRATITUDE!!!

Email all entries to: by July 30th. The awesome person will be announced July 31st!!!

If you would like to see the bracelets up close, you can look here and here.