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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Relief Society Activity
I hope you all have had a terrific day! I had a very relaxing day. I took a few days off of officially blogging since it is going to be a busy rest of the week with My Pink Imagine-Nation Wednesday and Hello Thursday. Busy, busy!!
Tonight we had a Relief Society Activity at my church building. In our church the Relief Society Organization is made up of all women 18 and over. It came about as a way for the women in our church in the early days to help bring "relief" to those in need by service. We had a fun activity tonight by holding a Service Auction. It was awesome!! There were about 40-50 of us ladies there and we all donated one or two service items or acts to auction off. I donated a pack of my cards and some homemade cookies. We all earned points to bid with by the things we had accomplished this week, month, and even today. Some examples were like...... Give your kids a hug (20 points each child), made your bed today, told someone you loved them, did a Random Act of Kindness, etc. It was amazing how great the items of service were that other women donated. We have a very successful lawyer who donated a free one hour consult, many cooks who donated home cooked meals to others, two ladies who donated their pools and backyards for a pool party, and someone even donated their boat for a day on the lake!! Amazing how giving everyone was.
The great thing about tonight was that I really felt the spirit of service. I wanted to do so much for everyone! If someone didn't get the dinner they bid on I was thinking in my head that I should take that family dinner. If someone didn't get that hour of free babysitting I was thinking that I should offer to take their baby for the day so they can get something done. It is so awesome to be a part of this great work that we are put on the earth to do. When we serve others we can truly find who we are and the potential we have within us. :)
Here is a picture I took of me with one of the sister missionaries in our church. She gets to go home tomorrow and she has been away from her family for 1 1/2 years and has only talked to them a couple of times. Another act of service that I am totally in awe of. :)
I hope you all have a beautiful night and feel inspired as I was to serve others. :)