I am SOOO in the giving spirit... Perhaps it was handing out the sandwiches to homeless last week, or perhaps it's the BASIC'S quilt distribution event coming up on Thursday morning....
We have not reached out goal of 400 by Thanksgiving, but we received 200 in three Months, enough to do a couple rounds of distributions to families who desperately need them.
(have no fear I will keep asking for more quilts!)
Please keep the quilts coming. You will see on Thursday when I post the pictures of the people who receive the quilts, WHY what you worked so hard to finish, is so important.
Helping others brings joy to me as it does to the ones receiving. Sharing a gift that I created that stems from such a happy place can only be passed on to the receiver! It brings me peace and gives me trust in the decency of the people around me.
I can very easily get so busy that I can't focus on what's important. I often reign myself back in to decide if the stress I cause myself, is worth it. So, by focusing, now, on the holiday, I can see ways that I can make other's smile.
By Sharing. And Giving.
This is my BIG THANK YOU to:
The many of you who sent quilts for BASICS.
Thank you Pat, Mark, Alex, MaryAnn, Beth, Sharon, Shelly, Andie who all went a bit, above and beyond, the call of duty to help support the project.
Those of you who leave lovely comments on my blog.
To my close friends & family who support my whirling dervish, fabric flying ways.
Keeping family and friends in my thoughts this week.
We've got brain surgery happening right now ( aunt), heart valve surgery coming up(mother) , cancer follow up apts (dear close friends), and memorials this week (dear friend)...
I'm very grateful for every moment I have with my family and friends.
I'm off to sew another little morsel to give away... Because that is what I can do for today.
What will you do today?