Giving back at home.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. And today’s post hits close to home.

Many of you personally know my family…my daughter Tara, dog Shadow, and husband Joel. Well, the ones closest to you often see the best and worst of us.

Recently I signed up to be Yucca Valley High School Music Booster President. If you’ve known me for a while this is no surprise. I often take on challenges that seem insurmountable until they are done. And as always, Joel is supportive of all my crazy adventures even if they add a bit of stress.

But this time he seemed to step up a bit more. I came home to a clean house and questions on how to make dinner yesterday. Not what was for dinner but how to make it. His actions spoke louder than all the words in the dictionary.

So I would encourage you to be that person for who you live with or see often. Don’t let them always see you at your worst. Show them that you are there to be supportive as well as to help where you can.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. And if anyone sees Joel today don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday!

Giving back after the holidays.

It’s Friendship Friday and today is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I know during the holidays it is easy to give back. People almost expect it. But now it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions and to build the savings account back up. So I will ask you how do you give back when it is not obvious?

I know there is always a need for volunteers in several places. Here’s just a few locally…

  • 29 Palms Community Food Pantry
  • Reach Out Morongo Basin (helping seniors)
  • Concessions at Theatre 29
  • Boys & Girls Club in Yucca Valley

If you would like to get involved please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂