Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For – Oh, Craft! JHC

Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

2020 has by far been one of the toughest years yet for so many of us and at the same time a year to take much time to reflect and take action into things we maybe have not had the opportunity to before this pandemic. As the year began with much tragedy there are much that it has taught me, such as appreciation for time, because although all these things were occurring around the world, time is something that never ceased. Time. Such a minuscule word with such a powerful meaning.

Time (As per Google search)
  1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
    "travel through space and time.
    a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.
    "the time is 9:30"
Both my husband and I were left unemployed back in March. Something that I would have not expected being that I was already working from home. There was just no work. With all the extra time I had in my hands, aside from spending more time with my family, I felt empty, with the need of wanting to help the situation of the pandemic we were all coming across. I came across a story in the news one day and there saw many people donating all sorts of things to their communities, from masks, to gloves, to food. I wanted too, to be part of that giving community.
We made the best of this time by sewing and donating hundreds of masks
nationwide. Unemployed, I, with my husband set up a GoFundMe to gather up money to purchase fabrics and supplies needed to begin making masks for donating to the public. It is something I just couldn't shake off. So many people in need. When I posted on my instagram, I was overwhelmed by the support of the giving community. We were doing something right. Using funds from our savings along with the help of a beautiful, giving community to help shed light in some way when everything seemed so dark for so many of us. Something that I never imagined would occur. Day after day, countless of cups of coffee, breaking dawn seemed so common, it was hard to keep track of time.


We donated over 1500 masks, I would receive letters and beautiful notes to my home filled with gratitude, that would bring my eyes to overflow with tears because it just felt so great to in some way, be that HELP, that RELIEF to so many. ⁣

I then began selling masks to be able to provide for my family, not much long after my Etsy shop was booming with orders for other products. I cried of happiness. Six months later and I still tear, every so often with tears of joy and gratitude. All of this has taught me such a valuable lesson. There really is a positive outcome after every negative. Always. God is good. Always. And that time is so valuable as well what you decide to do with it.⁣

My point being that I am grateful for making a move that has begun to shape the future of my family as a whole. I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again. ⁣

What is something new you have tried, or learned during the course of that you are finding beneficial? ⁣ 




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