Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Serving Others This Holiday Season...

This year my family and I plan to serve some needy families by surprising them with Christmas gifts left at their door secretly. In order to make this happen we need lots of help! If your family or anyone you know would like to help please let us know. You can use this picture to post about what we are doing on your blog. Please post the Serving Others This Holiday Season button I have on my side bar on your blog so people read all about it. Thank You so very much for all your help with this!

I know this will be a HUGE blessing to
some needy families this Holiday Season :)


Here are some quotes below that
touched us we wanted to share with you...

"May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love."
--Thomas S. Monson

"Service to others deepens and sweetens this life while we are preparing to live in a better world. It is by serving that we learn to serve. When we are engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them, but we put our own problems in a fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves! In the midst of the miracle of serving, there is the promise of Jesus that by losing ourselves, we find ourselves!"
--Spencer W. Kimball

"Service changes people. It refines, purifies, gives a finer perspective, and brings out the best in each one of us. It gets us looking outward instead of inward. Righteous service is the expression of true charity, such as the Savior showed."
--Derek A. Cuthbert

"Through service to others, we develop a Christlike love and we experience joy. Service teaches patience and long-suffering as well as gentleness, goodness, and faith."
--Merrill J. Bateman

"Kindness, love, patience, understanding, and unity will increase as we serve, while intolerance, jealousy, envy, greed, and selfishness decrease or disappear. The more we give of ourselves, the more our capacity to serve, understand, and love will grow."
--Carlos H. Amado




"You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others."
-- Henry Drummond

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
-- Sir Winston Churchill
"Christmas means 'giving,' and the gift without the giver is bare. Give of yourselves; give of your substance; give of your heart and mind. "Christmas means 'compassion and love' and, most of all 'forgiveness' How poor indeed would be our lives without the influence of His teachings and His matchless example. "He whose birth we commemorate this season is more than the symbol of a holiday. He is the Son of God, the Redeemer of mankind, the King of Kings, the Prince of Peace."
--Gordon B. Hinckley

Thank You so very much to those of you who take the time to read this post! May the Lord bless you and your families this holiday season!


With Lots of Lve,
Shauna & Family

19 comments:

Beth at Aunties said...

Shauna,

See, I am not wrong when I say how GOOD you are and your heart is of pure gold!
Your family will be so blessed and have SO MUCH FUN!

I loved the quotes and they do seem to move me to be better and do better this Holiday season.
Many blessings~♥

Devri said...

Love the quotes lady!

You are a great person and I love you for it, I will try to help, but as you know we are doing something similar on my blog. :D

Girly said...

What a wonderful idea! You truly bless many lives Shauna and are an Angel! I posted the button on my blog and would love to help you out!

Dede said...

What a beautiful, sweet idea! Thank you for sharing it and for sharing all of those fantastic quotes. I will help out however I can, and I'll start by putting the button on my blog and blogging about it:-)

Lisa said...

I agree with Beth you do have a heart of pure gold Shauna! Thanks for blessing all of our lives by letting us be a part of yours! I want to come over and help wrap stuff and I will bring things over to help the families also!

Lisa said...

I want to add to that last comment that all of Shauna's family are always serving and blessing others every day of the year! Great examples and I love them all lots!

kado! said...

what a wonderful idea! You are going to make some wonderful families very happy!

Scrappy Girl said...

What a sweet idea.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

What a great idea

Becky said...

What you are doing is definitely what makes Christmas so meaningful. We plan to do the same. There are so many opportunities and ways to help and serve.

TheEclecticElement said...

That is incredibly wonderful of you and your family to do! I bet your karmic rating just went up a few notches! :D
I'll add that button to my site and let people know what you guys are trying to accomplish!

Connie said...

What a wonderful thing to do. A few years ago, our family decided to minimize our gift giving to each other and use the money to provide service and Christmas for others. It was a great experience.

Great quotes!

Yvonne said...

Love what you are doing, shauna.

The quotes are great.

ramsam said...

Beautiful quotes and a great idea- we have done various service projects and they are always the highlight of our holidays. I guess it is time to start thinking about this year!

CelticLady said...

Great Idea!!!!

I have posted your badge on my sidebar....

Taunya said...

I am e-mailing you now to see what I can do to help with this awesome project! I also just put up the button on my blogs!

Phyllis said...

Hope your holiday season is wonderful and stress free.

Phyllis said...

These are beautiful quotes. I'm going to use these in my visiting teaching message for November. Bless you, Shauna.

mochamama said...

It's been a pleasure to help you out with this. You are such a sweet giving soul!!! Merry Blessed Christmas to you and yours!