Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 2012 Monthly Project Announcement!

With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's had me thinking about all those people in our lives or communities that may not be our moms, but mother just the same. These people can often go unnoticed and may even be taken for granite at times.
For May's Monthly Project I want to encourage you to look for those people in your life, and when you find them, show your gratitude with something you've made especially for them!

Think about for a minute....
Is there someone at your child's school that has really gone the extra mile for your child? A class aide that helps where they are struggling? A cafeteria worker that knows their food allergies?
What about a volunteer firefighter or EMS worker?
Maybe there is a local soup kitchen near you....what about the people who prepare that food daily?
Does someone in your family require regular medical care or therapy? Has there been a particular staff member that has went above the call of duty?
What about the coffee shop employee or cafeteria worker that knows your order by heart and offers you a warm smile to start your day?
What about a DCS Social Worker or foster family in your community?
A helpful and encouraging librarian?
Is there a free medical clinic or crisis pregnancy center near you? How could you brighten the day of the workers there?

Our family recently had the opportunity to show some well deserving appreciation for a person in our lives that has a very difficult job that typically goes without thanks. Our simple gesture received an overwhelming positive response that extended far from just the recipient. And the truth is, I think our family may have been even more blessed by seeing how well the gift was received. 

Have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect?
Similar to the Domino Effect, it's the simple idea that something small, like the flutter of a butterfly's wings in one place, can contribute to something much larger, like a significant weather experience in an entirely different place. I think our Dress A Girl project last month is a perfect example of the reality of such! Little ideas can become big blessings!

So with that in mind, I challenge you to look more carefully, more closely and more intentionally at those in your life that you could lift up with the kindness of sharing your talent. I would love for you to share your stories as you do!

Bless & Be Blessed,


Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

love this! Perfect to remember those about us!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, love it!

Melissa said...

We have actually done just that this last week. We took a fellow soldier into our home before the deployment. For a whole host of reasons he needed a place for a bit and we had an extra room. Our daughter loves having him here and he has been a real blessing.

Bright Angel said...

What a wonderful project. Just in reading your post I thought of 3 people I wanted to make something special for! :)

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

I typed a big long story here and it poofed away ! haha !!!
I just gave my sis-in-law a quilt I made . I gave it to her last Friday to show her some love ! She has most of the responsibility of making sure my in-laws have what they need , are taking their many meds , and takes them where they need to go . they moved back here last year due to health , they're in their 80's , stubborn , and both have dementia and/or alzheimer's . Tough job all around ! God bless her and all the other caregivers !

Christie said...

This is a great idea, caregivers can often be overlooked and definitely deserve recognition and appreciation!

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