Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heart to Heart

"It is not enough to give alms to those in need. That is important, yes. But it is also important that we give of ourselves with our alms. May the real meaning of Christmas distill into our hearts, that we may realize that our lives, given us by God our Father, are really not our own, but are to be used in the service of others." ~ Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Gift of Self", Tambuli, Dec 1986, 2

Vila, Carolyn and Patti
 Monday, February 6th, the We CAN ladies met at Carolyn's home to put together 120 Valentines that were taken to local retirement centers in Payson. 
Paula and Ortencia
 We made one for each person that lives at the Retirement Center and hope that they could feel our love for them when they receive the Valentines on their breakfast tray on Valentine's Day.
Paulette, Rae Lee and Heidi
 A little bit of cardstock, stamps, ribbon, markers, scissors and glue were soon turned into unique and fun creations that say, "We Care About You!"  
Carol, Ardis and Barbara
 While the creative juices are flowing, there is much love, laughter and visiting during the few hours we are together.
Our Valentine's ~ piling up
 A few of the lovely Valentines that were made today.
Hats, gloves, socks ~ soon to be on their way to Korea
These hats, gloves and socks will soon be on their way over the seas to Korea through Rose Ann Gunther's Humanitarian Organization.  Learn more about her Weekly Service Projects  that began 22 years ago and has not stopped since, in this great article at Meridian Magazine.  This project is a fun one, as the clothing is "air lifted" with hot air balloons to people in need.

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