Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's the Little Things

I created this layout to remind me of my blessings. When I get to thinking how tired I am of picking up shoes, socks and doing laundry - I am reminded that at least I have shoes and socks to pick up and laundry to do. There are dishes to be washed because we have food to eat. And best of all, I have great family to love.

As we approach the holidays I am reminded of so many who don't have such tasks because they are without. As you shop for holiday gifts consider buying one less gift and making a donation to an area food pantry, an orphanage such as McKallie's Home, or even an adoption agency. I mention the latter because November is Adoption Awareness Month.

My family is made complete through adoption. There are so many children who only "want a family for Christmas", and I know there are want-to-be parents out there with an ache in their heart for a child. Money is a huge factor - and you can help lessen the debt often incurred with adoption. Consider making a contribution directly to a couple towards adoption expenses, or make a donation to an adoption agency so they can continue to offer their services. Many have funds to help families who wish to adopt.

Before I leave you today I want to share that my friend Lisa is offering a great class on making an explosion box. I love these boxes, some of you may remember the "Blessing Box" featured in Creating Keepsakes last year. When I make explosion boxes and give as gifts they always blow away the recipient. If you have not yet made one I encourage you to take Lisa's great class - your project will be a treasure for years to come!

Let your love explode this Christmas, and let it make a lasting impact in this world. Think about it!


MaryNSC said...

I love your Layout wow the colors just pop..It is Mesmerizing I hope I spelled that right..

Lily said...

lovely layout and moving post

Stacey said...

Love this layout!

Dettao said...

We all have lots of little things like that to be thankful for. Enjoy this time of being "maid" to your kids. They grow up really fast.