Blankets for Foster Children: This Thursday!
Each year the moms of Mom’s Morning Retreat gather for an enjoyable morning of making no-sew fleece blankets that are then given to kids coming into foster care in Kitsap County. Often these children arrive with nothing, and the blankets are a source of comfort during a confusing time.
Join us this Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Church on Day Road for coffee, conversation and a renewing time with other mothers. You are welcome to bring a friend or two. Bring a pair of fabric scissors if you have one –we will have some on hand as well.
See you then!
December Talks with Bev
Mark your calendars for December 4th and December 18th when Bev will be talking about “Loving the Life We Have” and looking at ways to work with holiday stress and tap into a personal sense of gratitude and joy.
See you this Thursday! Stay warm!
Mindfulness can increase our ability to love the life we have.
This week, experiment with the power of mindfulness. Choose one or two to try:
- Slow down. (Walk slower.)
- Breathe. (Take 3 to 5 mindful breaths whenever you think of it.)
- Center. (Close your eyes for a few minutes. Become aware of the sensations in your body. Check in with yourself. Breathe in a sense of peace.)
- STAY: Stop, Take a deep breath, Attune, and Yield to what is.
- “Single task” rather than “multi-tasking”. (Be with the one thing you are doing.)
- Try this mantra: Be (in-breath) present (out-breath).
- Engage in a 5-minute daily practice of mindfulness. Breath. Listen. Be here.
Join us next week for our annual fleece blanket making activity on Thursday, November 20th at 9:30 am.
When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love. — Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do
is just show up. - Brene Brown
Happiness and Mindfulness
One activity that helps us feel happier and increases our deep sense of abiding well being is to become more present in this moment.
Mindfulness can awaken us to the gifts of this day.
I invite you to connect and replenish with other moms as we talk more about mindfulness and how it can become a powerful tool on this journey of loving the life we have.
Invite Your Friends to Mom’s Morning Retreat
Have friends in mind who would enjoy Mom’s Morning Retreat? Let them know about this Thursday’s meeting! Newcomers are always welcome and Fall registration is happening now.
Invite friends to check out our website and “like” us on Facebook!
If you haven’t yet registered, please take a moment to fill out the registration form which you can print from http://www.momsmorningretreat.com
, and bring to the next meeting.
We welcome mothers with children of all ages. We do have some scholarships available. Please contact Bev or a member of Steering for more information.
Be sure to sign in at the welcome table when you arrive at the meeting. Pick up helpful information and a Mom’s Morning Retreat bookmark. We are glad you are here!
Popular Fleece Blanket Activity November 20th.
Join us on November 16th to make fleece blankets. This is a super fun morning making new-sew simple blankets for children entering into foster care in Kitsap County. Often children arrive with little or nothing and the blankets provide comfort at a confusing time.
Do you have extra “blizzard weight” fleece in your fabric stash? The blanket pattern we use requires 1.5 yards of fleece and we always appreciate last minute contributions of fabric.
For more information, ask our activities coordinator Sonja Ross at greenflash at cablespeed dot com, or Kendra Field, poohzle at msn dot com who coordinates this project.