April 21, 2012

Helping Others With Your Craft

I promised some new rings last week and I did make them.  This is not your typical  "but the dog ate my homework" story.  It's a story of how your craft talent can help others, and I really want to share it - in hopes that you will share too.

There is a girl at my children's middle school who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  It is a rare cancer and understandably - she is too young and vibrant to have something like this happen to her.  But, it has happened, and there is nothing we can do but accept it.  But, we all know that nothing can help someone feel strong enough for a goliath fight than knowing that other people support you and stand ready to help.

So, last weekend, that was where all my rings went.  I packed them in a box, about 100 of them, and brought them to a community event to help raise money for her.  Today, I looked at the pictures from the event on facebook, and it brings tears to my eyes.  So many people hope the best for Jessica and her family.  It makes me feel good to know that we could do some little thing to help.  It makes me feel good knowing that I live in a community where hundreds of people came together to donate hair, baked goods, crafts, talent and their friendship to support their neighbor.  I wish Jessica and her family strength to face the road ahead.

Look for some new rings on my blog tomorrow.  Look around your community and see how you can use your skills to help someone else.  Be grateful for all your blessings.

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