So why is First and Ten still a good thing? Well, do you notice the football player on the right of my blog? Let me explain what that means.
I have decided that I have been quite a selfish quilter. Up until now I just quilt and quilt. It's my business, Quilts With Love. I have been in business for eight years now. But do I ever give of my services? No. Why the recent change of heart?
I read about one of my pioneer ancestors who baked bread for her family every week. She would give away one loaf of every ten that she made. She did this for many years and she felt that by always doing this, God would help her and family...and He did.
This is what Vivian Love is going to do. I will do one charity of every ten quilts I do, just like the pioneer ancestor with her bread. I'm going to keep track of this and really make it a new goal.
I call it my "First and Ten Game Plan." Of course in football, it refers to a situation where a team has a first down with ten yards to go to get another first down. For me it will mean I will do one charity quilt for every ten quilts I do for my business. My game plan "kicked off" on SuperBowl Sunday...last Sun. I did a charity quilt for the Flying Geese Quilters Guild philanthropy committee.This past week I read a quote by Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley, 15th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This quote made me stop and think.
"Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves."
Yes...first and ten is still a good thing!
If you can recommend some your favorite charities or humanitarian projects, leave a comment below or email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks!