Monday, November 12, 2012

What I'm Doing

“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

-Mother Teresa

Every time I read that quote I kind of choke up.
Kind of as in, I do. Like when I sit and really think about it tears come to my eyes.

This weekend we had plenty of food. We had warm clothes. We had entertainment. We did have some uncomfortable times when our kitchen sink pipes practically deteriorated and we had to replace them. Other than that, we were very comfortable.

I don't know a time I have ever been without. Even as a child when my parents may have not had lots of extra, we never went without.
I am thankful for that, and I know because of that I have the opportunity and privilege of giving to those who are suffering.

Right now so many in the northeast are going without as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The stories I have read online or heard through the news are heartbreaking. I want to help and I want to give.
Throughout November and December 2012 50% of every 
"Do Small Things With Great Love" print from Pen & Paint
will go to American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. I am working on a printable for purchase with 100% of the proceeds to be donated as well.

I have submitted my information to the Red Cross and have been approved as a donor, and I am so grateful I can give to help those in need.

We have several other shops who have chosen to do small things with great love through Handmade With Purpose. Please check out who is helping, and be sure to let us know if you want to join in. And remember you can always simply just donate to the Red Cross directly.