Confession 184: Summer is Short and So Is Your Patience
As we are going to be gallivanting through the realms of Disney World this week, I asked my fellow bloggy writer and friend Amy Sullivan to guest post this week. Amy has devoted this year and her family to the practice of gracious giving. And in the process, she has pushed me to think more of and attempt to do more with all that God has given to me. This post will give all of us mom’s needing things to do a head start for the summer!! Be sure to check Amy out at Amy Sullivan!
When The Summer is Long and Your Patience is Short
After running through sprinklers loses its appeal and swinging and swimming grow old, your kids may be driving you insane searching for something constructive to do during the lazy days of summer.
Seize this opportunity and bam! Hit your darlings with fun, service projects they can complete right from your home.
Check out a few favorites:
Make a Child Smile. Write letters and send words of encouragement to children who are chronically ill.
Plan an Almost Sleepover. Kids from every state in the USA are participating in an Almost Sleepover to help raise money for your child’s local charity of choice. Discover the details and start planning your own sleepover.
Feeling crafty? Check out one of Craft Hope’s latest projects. In Project 12, kids make bracelets to send to kids in Russia, and Project 13 encourages crafters to create security blankets for tornado victims. Not crafty? No problem. Step-by-step instructions are available.
Too little to craft much? Color A Smilecollects and distributes crayon drawings to nursing homes and Meals on Wheels programs across the country.
Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Here’s to helping raise souls generated by love and filling our summer days with purpose.