It may seem a bit cliche to say "random acts of kindness" as it is a phrase that is often used. The idea of kindness and doing for others is not new but in today's society there are many things that fit under this umbrella of giving and kindness. Giving or helping out is something that many of us do in our lives. Daily. It is just what we do!
Darn Good Yarn business started with love...it is that simple. The commitment is to improve the lives of others through having an inventory of fair trade items for sale that help people on a global scale with your purchase. And to that end, we would like to thank you for your random acts of kindness whether it is about buying yarn from us or making mittens for a needy child or just smiling on your journey. We have a drawing for one $100 gift certificate for yarn at our Online Yarn Store. Be sure to enter the drawing because you deserve to win!
My favorite holiday gift ever was from a young man who has a disability. As a librarian, some years I read "Polar Express" by Chris VanAllsburg to the older children. After coming to this story time, he returned to the library and gave me a small wrapped package. Peeling off the wrapping, I saw a red, homemade construction box with a large jingle bell inside. This bell represents believing and to this day, the faded homemade box with the bell inside comes out each December to remind me that random acts of kindness come in all forms.
Doing things for others fills us up and here is a suggestion for using your random acts of yarn. What I love about creating things for other is that you don't have to be an expert and you work on the project at your leisure. When people aren't expecting the gift, there is no time line and the joy that you promote is contagious!
Scarves make great projects for beginners or experts alike.
Special Olympic athletes
need outdoor gear. This link lists all the types
of outerwear the athletes need. Participants wear colors for their state
and this can be found at the link below. Not all
states are listed yet but giving knows no boundaries!
Any guess which state I live in by looking at the colors? (No, it is not the state of confusion!)