Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Helping Others...

Today I had the opportunity to help my Mormon church women's group THE RELIEF SOCIETY put together 200 humanitarian kits of toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap, hand towels and combs for our local school district to give out to needy families. It's amazing to consider that some families don't have enough funds for such basic hygiene kits. Our motto is Charity Never Faileth.

Last night I was invited to a Senior Retirement Living center to present some ideas on writing your life story to leave a legacy. I was amazed that so many of those attending didn't feel their life was important enough to anyone in their family to write about. I tried to point out how important family relationships are and especially among the generations. Grandparents are here for a specific purpose. I know mine were so important in my life especially after my father was killed in an airplane accident when I was only 5 years old. Despite each of our weaknesses, we do matter and influence one another within our families. That's what my writing books and columns is all about.

5 comments:

Jean said...

I'm not at all surprised to hear of folks who feel their life stories aren't worth sharing. This is what my grade 12 students encountered repeatedly when they asked older family members to be the subjects of their biography projects. Thankfully, many older family members eventually agreed to participate in the project. Nevertheless, it's sad the majority of us feel our life stories are not worth telling.

Rambling Woods said...

Everyone's story is important...hugs michelle

Millie said...

it feels so good when we do these kind of service acts for those in need. Nice job Lin.

Sandy Carlson said...

You're very cool for doing this. Thank you.

Kay said...

Good for you, Lin for making those people know that every life is important and has value and meaning.