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!