This morning I woke up and my first thoughts were, "what can I give today?" I wasn't sure where that thought would take me. I just went ahead and jumped in on my day...some dishes, some laundry, some tidying, some teaching. Then I took a break and read some blogs. I was so delighted to find the exact way the Lord is calling me to give today as I was reading Soulemama. She begun a new blog this very day to help mamas reach out to other mamas through our crafting skills and offered her first project. Little caps for little newborns in Haiti made from our own cotton jersey shirts. Simple and sweet yet oh so needed. I can give a little love to a wee one today...I found a maternity shirt of mine from years ago and started cutting away. What better way to use a maternity top than to repurpose it for a baby?!
I just love thinking about craftivism...using our crafting skills to be an activist for positive change in the world in regards to social justice, health, and the environment. Making a difference one small blanket or cap or skirt at a time. A way to teach our children about using our blessed resources creatively to affect change. A way to model kindness. To do as Mother Teresa says... "small acts of kindness with great love".
There are many ways we can help:
- Making reusable pads for girls in Africa (helps environmentally and keeps them in school)
- Crocheting or knitting goods for Afghan people
- Blankets for ill and traumatized children...to bring them a sense of warmth and security
- And a page of many links to find what you may be interested in