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3 years 2 months ago #3283 by Wescli Wardest
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Good morning all.

Seems it's been a while since I posted in here.
No worries though! I haven't slowed down.
Just been busy and forgot to post LOL :lol:

Recently, I made a mess of Christmas Tree Ornaments to be sold at auction to raise money for a local charity.



This is the first one I made in the group. Just to give you an idea of what they look like.
It's pretty small as you can see it in my hand. I made several that size and a few a bit larger. They are all made out of exotic woods and hand polished with food safe oils and waxes. That way if they ever find their way into a child or pets mouth they won't hurt anyone. Except the any small pieces broken off. And I can't really do anything about that.

Hopefully they fetch a decent price and raise enough money to do so good.:)
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3 years 2 months ago #3284 by Serenity
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Those are very pretty Wesley , i wish you the best of luck selling them , and may they find their way into a lovely home :)
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1 year 1 month ago #3520 by Wescli Wardest
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Hello, 

A few days ago, during my break, I was at Harbor Freight Tools looking around.  I noticed a lady trying to get help and not having much luck.  The employees did answer her questions but she still seemed lost... like she had more questions.  So I asked if I could help her.  She explained what she was wanting to do and asked if these, what she was holding, would work.  

I told her yes and then explained and showed how to use each of the items.  She seemed grateful and began to tell me how her husband died recently and he handled all this and she had no idea what to do.  She then went on to tell me the story of her husbands passing and how he knew how to fix and build everything and how lost she was.  She tried to hold back tears but a few escaped despite her efforts. 

I spoke with her for a few and she seemed better so we went our separate ways.  As my wife and I went outside I noticed her and her daughter trying to use the straps she just bought and not having a great time at it.  So I told my wife I was going to go help them.  I showed them exactly how to use the straps, why they were used that way and made sure they knew how the straps operated, made them show me, so they could get them off when they got home.  They seemed much more at ease.

I figure she was frustrated and needed someone to hear her. It must be scary to have the one you count on to do these kinds of things not there anymore. Learning new things can be hard especially if they remind you of something painful,  Also, she needed to get done what she was setting out to do.  I think that listening and letting her get it out was probably the biggest help.  Learning how to use the tool was useful and will be useful again.  And hopefully using it will not be as painful in the future.

Sometimes the biggest help we can be is to just be there.  Remember that we all go through tough times and with any luck, there will be someone there for you when you do go through those times. 

I love you all.  Be blessed in your lives. 
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1 year 1 month ago #3523 by Serenity
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Its been a lovely few months where charity is concerned ,  mostly i volunteer as a dogsitter and i volunteer still as a financial coach and have been on the icerink as a first responder which was for a small token fee and so worth while to do !
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