I posted back at New Year’s that my Word for 2013 was Do Good, in honor of my sweet dog who did so much good for me.
I wanted to kind of wrap up the month of January with my progress, not in a prideful way but because I find it comforting to look back and know that I am honoring my sweet boy. The photo collage above are pictures that I snapped with my phone to record them for my own sake. Among them are:
Ordered a handmade sock bear from Etsy to be sent to a child victim of Hurricane Sandy through Craft Hope. I wanted to contribute, but didn’t have time to make a stuffed toy myself, so I “outsourced” the crafting.
Made my first two blocks for the Trust Circle of the do.Good Stitches charity quilt bee.
Filled three shoeboxes full of gifts for children in third world countries to be distributed through Operation Christmas Child.
Became the page manager for the Franklin County Humane Society Facebook Page (if you’re an NC local, I’d be honored if you’d visit and “like” the page).
Began creating fliers for adoption events being held by the Franklin County Humane Society.
Attended an adoption event and took photos of the dogs currently up for adoption.
Gave the toys that were meant to be Kona’s Christmas gifts to the foster dogs (that was an extremely emotional experience).
Destashed my mini charm packs from Quilt Market to raise money to help pay medical bills for two dogs that the Humane Society took on with extensive injuries.
In many ways, although I know the work that went into all this, I feel like I didn’t do enough. I just keep reminding myself of this quote, which i love.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu
And I’ll keep on