“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. ”
My heart is so full. So full that I keep crying out of pure joy. The overwhelming response to the Blessing Bags for Project 12 is unreal. I planned to make 12 a week for the month of January. Because of the generosity of others, we have already made 48! I underestimated myself, my family and my village. When January comes to an end, I will have cranked out over 100 bags. Epic.
Aren’t hand warmers a great idea? These were donated by a friend…and it was her 9-year-old daughter’s idea. She brought 24 of these to my yoga class on Saturday at Laughing Buddha. When the other yogis saw her give the bag to me, they wanted to help too. They are bringing in stuff next week!
Women in my circle at church brought water bottles, granola bars, tissues and socks to add to the bags. Small gestures for us…but these make a big difference to someone who has nothing.
Completed Bag! This week’s bag includes: warm socks, wet wipes, tissues, toothbrush/toothpaste combo, crunchy granola bar, chewy granola bar, bottle of water, candy canes, and hand warmers.
I put 3 bags in my car to pass out this week to the homeless and I will give the others away this week at school, the yoga studios I teach, and at church. In fact, I took some to Sunday school this morning…
Take a look at these tough guys with their blessing bags!
Wanna help? Make bags with your family? Don’t have time for that? Bring me 24 of something you think would be awesome in a Blessing Bag. Find me here, or I’ll come to you!
Peace, Love and Grace to you.