For Uniquely Gorgeous, I usually send handmade earrings to domestic abuse and homeless shelters. Today I did something a little different. A bunch of pink beads and breast cancer ribbon charms were graciously donated to J313M (Thanks Melissa!!) so I made bracelets and earrings for the ladies at the local cancer center!
I really hope that the women that receive these, are blessed and that they know that someone loves them. Someone cares about them. Someone is praying for them. Because someone is. <3
Today, I was given the opportunity to bring these packs of snacks to the teachers at our local school. Two of my brothers have special needs and they have aids at school. So we gave this basket to one of their aids to bring to the Special Ed room. Teachers work hard but teachers who spend every day with kids with special needs, work even harder. So this was a simple way that I could make even just one person smile. :) So easy, so simple.
Looking for a simple way to bless your neighbors? And do they have dogs? Then I got an idea for you!! I made homemade dog treats (Only three ingredients!!!!), dog toys (fleece braided together) and put in a little bag, added a note, and done. A super, simple, and fun way to show God's love. <3
Did you make treats and/or toys for your neighbor or friend with dogs? I'd love to know!!! Comment below!! :) Thank you!
Tonight I had the opportunity to go the Library and spread some sticker cheer to children! I hid 30 sheets of stickers in 30 different books for children to find! :) How fun would it be to open up a book, either at home or the Library, and find a fun sheet of stickers for you! I would be thrilled! (Yes I am 14 and I love stickers) This is such a simple and easy to show God's love in a non threatening way.
Today I brought 15+ homemade joke books to the local hospital! :) The receptionist in the office where I left them, was so sweet and thought it was so nice. It brightened her day, my day, and it will continue to brighten many children who come in for an appointment and might need a joke or a sticker (in the back of each book!). Don't you think so? :) It is so fun and easy to show God's love. It doesn't take much. <3
Do you think you could do something like this? I bet you could and it would make so many people happy! Don't be afraid to show God's love!!
I recently made 30 coloring and activity books for a local soup kitchen! They make Christmas bags for the children that come and these will be included! :) The lady who was there collecting them from me, was SO SO happy, grateful, and nice! It made my day to make hers. <3
This was overall a very cheap project and it was easy. I found some things online, put it together on Word Doc., added some "special effects", and printed! Super easy peasy. Then bought a couple packs of 48 crayons for $1 a box, put in individual bags, and I was done! Didn't cost very much, easy, fun and heartfelt for the kids. :) Makes me happy.
Now I want to challenge you! Find a local soup kitchen or even a shelter, make some books, buy some crayons, and make lots of kids happy! :) You could even gather some friends to help you! AND... If it makes it even more easier, hit the button below to find the pages I printed! (If you are creative, you might want to design your own. but if not.. :))
If you did this project or anything for that matter, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below or under the "Contact" tab. :) Thank you!
I will be blogging updates and such on my personal blog HERE :)
Today I decided to look up how many Police Officers have been shot in 2016... I was saddened to learn that according to gunviolencearchive.org, as of Nov. 9 2016, 279 Law enforcement officers have been shot or killed.... REALLY? 279 people have laid down their lives to protect us! Why does that go unnoticed?!? A couple more facts I found out were: on average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 61 hours. Every 61 hours people!! Also, since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice...
When I learned all of this, I felt God lay on my heart to do something to bring smiles and love to Police Officers instead of what they usually face. So here is what we came up with. Presenting..... *drum roll "279 Acts for Heroes" (use #279acts on social media) Here is what I propose. Together, you and I are going to complete 279 acts of kindness for Law Enforcement Officers! We can bring love to them instead of hate. They serve us and keep us safe. They have laid down their lives! How can we not appreciate them? Do you think we can do this? I believe with God's help we can!!
Anything you can do for your local Police Officers will be appreciated. Bring them donuts, healthy treats, handmade thank you cards, flowers, and anything else you can think of! When you do something please email me and I will add it to the list below. 279 is big number. but I believe that with God, we can complete this big project! Also please share this on social media or anywhere you can! Please spread the word! #279acts READY? Can we do this? Yes we can! :) (you are welcome to print and use the card below to go with your acts of kindness for police officers) More ideas HERE.
260 acts of kindness left to complete
#1. Sent Thank-You cards to 8 local Police Stations
#2. Made and brought cookies to local station - Sam J.
#3. Brought a snack basket to local station
#4. Brought donuts to local station - Marilyn D.
#5. Made and brought a meal to an Officer's family we personally know
#6. Witnessed lady buying coffee for a Police Officer - Kirsten B.
#7. Brought a gift basket to local station - Liz B.
#8. Brought a gift basket to local state trooper station - My family
#9. Sent a gift card to police officer's family - Jill. B
#10. Brought breakfast in to officers at station (she works there) - Janelle R.
#11. Made hand-print thank you cards with kids
#12. Brought a basket of items in to local station - Meaghan B.
#13. Gave a treat to someone in honor of a injured Officer
#14. Gave a treat to someone in honor of a injured Officer
#15. Gave a gift card to a Officer neighbor - Jim D.
#16. Bought a coffee for a Police Officer observing traffic - Lyn Z.
#17. Gave a Target gift card to a Police Officer at the gas station - Pat B.
#18. Made and brought cards to local station - R&R B.
#19. Brought fruit and vegetables to local station. - Lisa G.
We know this really sweet family, whose older daughter just had twin girls! <3 They are just so precious. So sweet and tiny. (I love babies btw ;)) I knew that we should do something to bless this new family. So here is what we sent them. I could not do it without you guys! Thank you!
A "Burt's Bees Baby" collection! Including, an outfit, blanket, and hooded towel. Keep in mind, I almost kept the blanket because it was SO soft. :)
Two gift cards collected by wonderful people like you! :)
New necklace for Mommy... <3
Then I added an card and shipped it out!
New mommy, if you are reading this, congratulations on your beautiful daughters and know that we love you and will pray for you! Have a blessed day! <3
Love, Jeremiah 31:3 Ministries
Thank you to: Jerie M., Miss Brenda, and Grandma for your help on this project! I appreciate all you do! :)
Do you want to help with a project like this? Contact me under the "Contact" tab and we can chat :) Do you know someone who could use a blessing and some love? Again, contact me under the "Contact" tab! If you have any questions or just want to say hi, you guessed it, contact me under the "Contact" tab! :) I would love to meet you!
Have a great day everyone! <3 Anna
Today I blessed to be able to bring this wonderful gift basket to the local Police Officers in my community! I filled this basket with some semi healthy treats ;) and some beautiful colored pictures by the children I watch every Thursday morning. I gave it the receptionist at the police station and she said simply loved it and said the guys in back would too!! :)
If you have ever given someone something or done an act of kindness, you know that feeling of pure joy you receive! I would rather be the giver than the receiver for that reason. For the feeling you get for giving that is greater than the feeling when you are gifted. You should know what I'm talking about. When you can't stop smiling, your heart is full of joy, and you want to do it all over again! If you don't know what I'm talking about, bake some cookies and bring them to your neighbor. For no reason at all. Then tell me if you know that feeling. :)
Shout out thank you to my grandmother! This basket would not have been made possible without her! <3
My sister is going off to college tomorrow along with my cousin, a couple neighbors, and family friends. I haven't done much lately with Jeremiah 31:3 ministries, but I am doing something now. I am calling it "No Empty Mailboxes" or #noemptymailboxes. I don't want a college student to go to their school mailbox, look and not find any mail. That might make them a little more sad and a little more homesick. On the other hand, if they open their mailbox to find a card, letter, small gift, or even better, a package, it might turn their whole day around! What do you think? If you agree, do you want to help me with Project No Empty Mailboxes? I hope you said yes! Here's a couple ways you can help bring cheer to homesick or lonely students:
1. If you want to send mail to students, contact me under the "Contact" tab and I will help you from there.
2. If you want to help bring cheer other than sending mail to students. Like by buying and donating items for care packages or by donating money for postage, contact me under the "Contact" tab and I will help you from there.
3. If you cannot help financially, please help these college students by praying for them as they begin this phase of life.
If you know a college student that would love to receive some sunshine, contact me under the "Contact" tab with their address, some of their favorite things, hobbies, etc. and I will help you from there! (I will never share the address with anyone I don't personally trust.) Thank you!
I hope we, together, can bring some smiles and let these college students know that they are loved by us and by The King who created them. Thank you in advance for your help!
I just sent out a small package of fun, usefulness, and stress relief to a college student named Aspen. I really hope she enjoys it!
Do you want something like this? Contact me under the "Contact" tab!
I recently gave my sister's three roommates little gifts. :) Chocolate included! Oh and I gave Sarah (my sister) a sunshine package too but I forgot to snap a pic. Oh well.
Are you a college student interested in receiving happy mail? Contact me under the "Contact" tab!