This week did not go at all as I had planned. Tuesday morning I passed out in my bathroom and slammed my face against who knows what during my fall. The good news is I seem to be just fine. Other than my face being covered in bruises. I went to the emergency room after my fall (my husband came home from work and took me), they ran lots of tests, and everything came back normal. I have some follow-up appointments, but no one seems overly concerned, which I’m taking as a good sign. I don’t have a history of losing consciousness so they think it was just a fluke.
I have discovered that having a bruised face and two black eyes gets you a lot of looks when you’re taking your kids to school/running errands. (I still haven’t mastered how to use makeup to effectively cover up all the bruises.) And when you’re face hurts you lose motivation to get a lot of things done. So I didn’t get everything accomplished this week that I had planned to.
But I also know that sitting around and feeling sorry for myself doesn’t help either. And, at least for me, the best way to feel better is to spend my time trying to do something for someone else. To get me out of my funk this week I left some scarves out in public with notes attached to them that say “I am not lost. If you need this scarf to stay warm please take it. Then do something to help someone else today if you can. This scarf was made with love for a person in need of warmth.”
I wanted the pay it forward idea to continue, which is why I included the note about do something for someone else. Whether it’s opening a door or just smiling at a stranger, I think there is always something that we can do to lift someone else and improve their day.
Want to leave your own scarves for people in your community?
I love this idea!!! I have soooo much yarn left over, two garbage bags full, from previous things I have made. What a great way to use it up! A wonderful thing to do for others!
Hope you’re feeling better!
Sheri MacGregor Osgood says
How wonderful! (not the bruises, obviously. That seriously sucks.) I might have to whip up some scarves!
Feel better soon Julie!!!
Virginia Burns says
I think this is one of the loveliest ideas I’ve heard. Well done!
Amazing idea!!!! LOVE IT! 🙂
Your idea is one I will take to our students as this year’s kindness project. Thank you for sharing your heart!
Lynn Hill says
I just found this, and I think it is a lovely idea for sharing with others, is there a pattern or some instructions to make the multicolored scarves? I, too, have leftover yarn that I’d like to put to good use. I can see that the scarf is crocheted, but could use a little help to get rolling. Thank you!
Gina Healey says
I have crocheted scarves,hats, lapghans since the summer and have lots leftover frimahows. I will try this along with bringing the to Street Reach.
Keep this going please, great job!