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Tracing the Ripples of Compassionate Knitting

Dear Friends,

Have you ever asked yourself if your charity work really matters? We often knit for strangers and have no idea how our hard work will be received. This morning while writing thank you notes to those who contributed to Knitting4Peace, I had an epiphany.

My mind wandered along the blessed journey of a Peace Pal and a pair of mittens, a washcloth, and a  snuggly warm hat, and  discovered a trail full of heart shaped bread crumbs left behind at each important stop a long the way.

Take for example a Peace Pal…

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First of all there is the actual joy of knitting such an adorable little toy.

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Second, to those of you who contributed to our donation … you made my day. I felt your goodness and it filled me with joy, and not only that but each darling offering gave me an overwhelming “That is soooo cute” feeling. Seriously though, don’t you just want to kiss this little guys lips?

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Third, our little nursery of Peace Pals made Susan, dear Susan at Knitting4Peace very happy.

Fourth, the delivery agent who carries these little guys to Guatemala must be filled with the happy anticipation of carrying these bundles of love to their recipients.

Fifththe moms who receive this offering of support and love will know they are not alone and that someone, somewhere cared enough to make a difference in their life.

and finally … Sixth, the baby who has a warm hat and a toy of his/her own will feel the love of a little PeacePal to keep him/her company.

So if you ever wonder if your work makes a difference, IT DOES!!! Thank you again for taking the time in whatever way you do to make this world a better place.

 

Hugs and Kisses,

Barbara

 

P.S. Don’t forget! November 1st is coming quickly! Get your cups ready for this great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the worlds hungriest children. Check out the Thanks”Giving” Cup Campaign link on this website 

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