Sunshine and Whimsy - Living With New Purpose

Do you ever have those feelings that you're not complete, that something very important is missing from your life?

I've been feeling that way for a while now. After a lot of prayer and meditation, I've discovered what it is.

I've been living my life for myself, only. I think only of my own wants, my own needs, my own desires. Yes, I have a lot of stress in my life. I could list them all here for you, but really, everyone has stress, mine are not important.

After realizing this, I spent more time in prayer and meditation, trying to find out what it is that I should do to rectify that.

It came to me as I was in the van, driving home from an AquaFit class one Monday morning.

There are so many children in our area that live well below the poverty line. The parents, both married couples and single parents that struggle every day just to be able to feed their children a healthy breakfast. Having worked at our school every lunch hour for the past two years, I have seen first hand those children that don't start their day with good food, or have a healthy lunch to see them through the rest of the day.

A while ago, I took up Joyce Meyers' Love Revolution challenge. If you're not familiar with it, this is the creed:

"I take up compassion and surrender my excuses. I stand against injustice and commit to act out simple acts of God's love. I refuse to do nothing. This is my resolve. I am the Love Revolution"

I have a mission. I want to be able to feed our local children a healthy breakfast to start their school day. At this point, I'm simply trying to raise money to buy food and find a small place to rent. My goal is to be operational by the first day of school this year.

Eventually, I would like to be able to offer lunches as well to those that need it. It pains me to know that there are children that aren't getting the food they need.

Of course, as I stated earlier, I need money to make this happen. So, I've opened a shop on Etsy and on Artfire where I will be selling photography and crocheted items. All proceeds from these sales will go towards purchasing food, paying rent, hydro and all other bills that will occur.

I need help. I can't do this on my own. If it is in your heart to support this project, I promise, you will receive a great product to call your own. Whether it is a gorgeous photo or a crocheted item, you'll not only be supporting a great ministry, you'll also receive something that you can cherish for years to come, along with the knowledge that your purchase helped a child in need.

You can find my shop here. We're also on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also help by spreading the word. If you're able, please tweet or Facebook the link. I would also love to share blog links with interested parties.

This project is very important to me and I thank you now for your help and support.

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