Sunday, December 9, 2007

One Small Family with a Big Heart

~~~~We often think that if we had all the money in the world,
then we could make a real difference.

This past week I had a call by my nephew asking whether he could help decorate the Emergency Ward at the our local hospital.

Young Owen, 8 years old has beautifully handcrafted his own snowflakes and wanted to donate them to a place where he could help brighten up peoples hearts.

Mother, and teacher, Andrea, is also striving to raise Owen in a
topsy-turvy and often bewildering world,
and yet helping him understand the difference that giving can be better than receiving.

Owen's Father would also agree strongly that the message of Christmas lies in rearranging our obligations and priorities which can continue to decorate our hearts with thoughts and attitudes that are worthy to welcome a King!
Owen has taught us something about inner preparations for the heart.
How do we clean our inner lives deliberately putting away the distractions that clutter our hearts and minds?

Thank-you Owen for your heart of service and you will have made someone smile today.

"I earnestly wish that every good brought into life by the Christmas Christ be yours, that you may have a heart of cheer, a spirit of hope, a life of love for every day in all the year."
George Eliot


  1. Good for Owen! My hubby was in the ER this afternoon, but never noticed the nice snowflakes...I guess he never had to wait long enough! I'm sure others will take note...and smile.

  2. What a wonderful idea! Tell Owen that I really like his metalic kind of shiny snowlfakes. Way to go!

  3. What a sweet boy!!!

    What a wonderful thing to do and I agree with Kathy . .his snowfakes look just great.


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