Several years ago, my son and I made Christmas presents for someone we loved and all the residents in her nursing home. We made over 100 bracelets and sun catchers and sent them off to Minnesota.
My gosh, there’s such a ‘can’t quite get my head around how amazing my heart feels when g-i-v-i-n-g.‘ Giving to another is where it’s at!
One of the pluses of creativity is the opportunity to share what we love making with others. I’ve decided to do that giving thing again this Christmas.
As many of you know, I lost my momma very unexpectedly at the end of March. The past 7 months have been tough because I miss her so much. They say the holidays the first year after loss can be really hard- I have been sad about holidays that haven’t even arrived!
Yesterday it dawned on my what I must do!
I must give.
As you know, my great aunt Esther is 103. She lives in an assisted living home in her own apartment. All of her friends from church that she’s known all of her life have apartments there, too.
Esther is a giver. Always has been. She’s also a crafter and an artist. How cool is that? 103 years of creating and giving!
I guess she rubbed off on me because I love doing the same things. So, my son and I are going to make jewelry art trinket boxes for her and all the residents in the home. Heck, maybe even the nurses.
My heart overflows with gratitude and joy just thinking about doing this project. How wonderful it will be to give back just a little to someone who’s been an inspiration to me my whole life.
Some jewelry I got at a new resale shop in town. Each piece was $2!! I can make several trinket boxes with these.
Thanks for being here. Love when joy shows up on some random weekday.
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