Friday, May 30, 2008
Offspring #2 is required to complete 3 hours of community service projects per semester at her school. This is a good thing as it gets the kids involved in performing acts of kindness for the greater good. I'm all for acts of genuine kindness. I like the idea of the greater good. Mostly, I want the kids to realize that even performing small acts of kindness can have a positive influence in someone else's life. The old "one person can make a difference" thing applies quite nicely here ...
For this semester's project, my gal invited two girl chums over to make blankets for Project Linus. Project Linus is a wonderful organization that donates homemade blankets to children in the hospital. Since my son has spent way too much time in hospitals, offspring #2 is very aware of how something as simple as a blanket can provide comfort to a hospitalized child. So, the girls got together after school last week and followed the instructions for making a no-sew fleece blanket. It turned out darling. My gal is the one with bangs.