Oh dear! This one looks like DIY – and if there’s anything I loathe and avoid more than DIY I don’t know what it is! We moved into this house almost 10 years ago and there are many, many jobs we haven’t done – painted bedrooms, redone the bathroom, mended things…Both Mr FD and I would prefer to do almost anything than DIY. So my heart sank when I started to read:
Part of the fun and joy of generosity is getting hands on. You might think you’re all thumbs, but everyone has something to offer. Pick someone to bless today, and enjoy the freedom to create or fix something that’ll make them smile.
Tack it: Fix something quick and simple for someone today. Change a light bulb, sew on a button, or teach someone a few shortcuts on the computer.
Nail it: Are there any bigger jobs you can do for someone else today? Could you valet their car? Mow the lawn? Or fix that drawer handle?
Hammer time: Whether you like to use your hands for DIY, baking, card-craft, cars, writing or painting – make an amazing gift for someone today.
Ah! Creating too – that’s something I’m happy with. Suddenly my heart lightens. Thank goodness I’m not being asked to climb ladders and weild paintbrushes.
I love creating zentangle inspired art, and recently held a Giveaway on this blog for a Grow Your Blog event. The prize was a piece of ZIA on a subject of your choice. Alex won, and she had chosen sheep. I did this for her:
(If you want to see it in more detail, just click on the picture)
Lots of other people left a comment with their choice, should they win. My take on today’s Act is not a one-day “fix” – it will take a lot longer than that, but for everyone who left me a comment about what ZIA they would like on my Giveaway post, I will create a piece for them. It may take a while – especially as someone wanted a moose (eep!) and someone else liked the idea of a hare – but I will slowly work through them and draw the designs.
Thank goodness I don’t have to put up wallpaper! That could have been a disaster!
I’m going to be putting the oven on to make my scouse for this evening’s Pot Luck Supper so I may well bake a cake for an acquaintance (the mother of a friend) who lives across the road. She cares for her husband, who has Alzheimers and other chronic problems, and is bed-bound, plus her great-uncle, who, while fairly sprightly, still is getting very old and forgetful. Mi-jo might like a Victoria sponge to go with her coffee.