About two years ago I decided I wanted to have the first Family Home Evening of every month focused on service, where we either started or completed a service project that evening. Well....didn't quite take off :) Now here we are two years later and I am feeling strongly once again that my family could REALLY benefit and learn from serving others and forgetting ourselves. And let's be honest...I could really benefit from it too :) My kids have gotten older and I don't think I could teach them anything better than to learn to LOVE to serve. So we are kicking of September with our first service project...kind of fitting that its on Labor Day, right?!
To get us into the spirit I quickly threw together this printable. I think it will be a great reminder for our whole family, but honestly, mostly for me :) I love the trendiness of the Keep Calm signs and thought this would fit perfectly on our new monthly focus. Please feel free to copy and print to have one of your own...I made a few different colors.
For Monday night's fhe we are going to the store to buy school supplies for a drive our ward is doing. I thought that having the kids pick something out that they don't really have to pay for probably isn't going to take that much sacrifice on their part. So all week they have been doing extra chores and earning tickets. For every ticket they have they will be able to pick out one thing for the school supplies drive. This way they had to work and sacrifice in their own small way to bless the lives of others. Then on Sunday we will join with our ward at an activity where we put together these supplies for kids that really need them.
So tell me....what are some service projects you have done with your family? I am SO excited and motivated to show my children what a gift it is to be able to forget yourself and serve selflessly those around us. Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by, and KEEP CALM and SERVE ON :)