I am in the process of creating my crocheted kindness! This year, in addition to the food that my family usually donates to the Thanksgiving collection at our local Community Center, I am making crocheted pine cones to add. I have a bunch made already and every evening I work on making more. Here is what the pine cones look like:
I chose pine cones because they are not something that is specific to any religion and they are a symbol of love to me because of the fond childhood memories I have of collecting them and creating with them. I’m going to add a ribbon with a little note that says, “You are cared about” to each one. I’ll be delivering my pine cones and food to the center this Wednesday!
Also, today, my daughter and I will be shopping for the annual toy collection that takes place in our school district! I’m thinking craft project kits will be perfect!
This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention that I have been on the receiving end of so much kindness in the past few months! It has been a difficult few months and the love and support that has been given to me and my daughter has been beautiful. Love in the form of blessing coins, and cookies and handwritten notes and blog comments and emails. I feel the hugs! Thank you! Your kindness has made a huge difference! I’ve also received so many small kindnesses during my many visits to our high school in the form of teenagers holding doors for me and letting me fit into traffic and thank you’s when I hold doors for them. All this kindness fills me with hope!