Monday, September 13, 2010

Service In September

"Service to others deepens and sweetens this life while we are preparing to live in a better world. It is by serving that we learn to serve. When we are engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them, but we put our own problems in a fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves!" - Spencer W. Kimball

I believe in the principle of sharing our talents with others, especially through service. That is why I have decided to challenge YOU (and myself) to help serve others around us. If you have a crafty talent, pledge with me to do something for someone else. You may or may not know them personally, but please join me and make something for someone else! 

My pledge: 
I pledge to make a quilt & a table runner by the end of September. (Details to come on who it will be.) 

So, will you join me and pledge to make something and give it to another? Expecting nothing in return?
I'd love to hear what you plan to do (through commenting on this post), and when you've given your item away send me pictures so I can post about all the goodness that has occurred! 

"May we ponder carefully, deeply, and prayerfully our roles in life, where we can give the greatest service, to whom we can make the greatest contribution, what we should do with our lives and with our special skills and training. Our success will be measured by what we can give of our lives and our contribution to others rather than what we can get and receive from others." - Again, Spencer W. Kimball


Misty said...

Wow....this is such a GREAT idea!! I am FOR SURE going to join you in this! Let me think on it for a minute, then I'll come back and write my official pledge!

Misty said...

Okay...I'm ready now.

My pledge is to make a "My Life in a Jar" gift set for 'Grandma Great'.

Cool Waters said...

My mother-in-law says, "I think your idea is great. I will make two of the round receiving blankets and get them to someone who might need a lift. Thanks for the opportunity. Sometimes we just need a nudge."