Friday, September 18, 2009

Helping Others - Little Dresses for Africa

Every day we are gifted with another 24 hours that we can use as we wish. Sometimes we have household responsibilities that fill the minutes or we’re caught up with work or shuttling the little ones from one place to another – but each activity is a choice that we make with our time. Each day we can choose to make the day better or we can just trudge through the moments that make it up.

Yesterday, I was frittering away the hours, lost in our daily grind, when I decided to make a different choice with my evening. DH and DS had meetings out of the house, so it was just DD and me at home. So after making dinner for us, I gathered my belongings: sewing machine, notions box, and old pillowcases. Yes, I said pillowcases. I decided to use my time today to help others.

Several weeks ago, I was alerted to Little Dresses for Africa by a fellow blogger (I'm sorry to say that I don't remember whom) and committed myself to making some. Last week, I culled my pillowcases and pulled out those that were mismatched. Tonight, I got everything together and put the dresses together. Even my 14 year old daughter thought they were very cute. She thought with a pair of leggings they could really make a statement. Tomorrow, we will package them up and send them off. I only made two, but hopefully I will find time in the next few weeks to make some more.

So today I chose to use part of my time to improve the world. How can you change the world with your time? If you knew your time could make such a difference, how might you change your schedule?


MrsMomma said...

How adorable! And what a wonderful way for you to spend your free time! :)

MrsMomma said...

I put the link to this and the Little Dresses for Africa website on the Crafty Homeschool Moms group over at the Homeschool Lounge. Hope to see others join from there!