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has a calming effect – helps relieve stress!
It feels good to work with beautiful yarn colors and textures!
sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, afghans, etc. for others and yourself!
“you make yourself” for family and friends.
and adults in need of items include: domestic abuse victims, Hospice and local
nursing home patients, foster children, low-income families, victims of natural
disaster, fires, floods, tornadoes, etc.
is a social activity to share with co-workers, friends, and family.
and Crocheting is “portable” – take it anywhere!
a sense of accomplishment when you complete a project.
balance to a high-tech, fast-paced, stressful lifestyle.
hobby–you can help others with NO cost to you but your time.
your time while you watch TV, travel, sports events, etc.
on a family tradition.
yourself—design an original garment and accessories.
If you have arthritis, knitting or crocheting help to keep the fingers limber.
Knitting and crocheting
off Alzheimer’s (and I could use all the help I
can get there!).
Please see the
article below. Because of all of you and your "generous
spirit" we can and do accomplish great things together as
the Crochet Knit Group! But this generous spirit also
benefits YOU as well (see below). Another reason to learn
to knit or crochet and be a member of our group.
If you know of
anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet, already
knows how - just needs some encouragement to get started
again (we would love to have more people who enjoying sewing
hats/scarves as well), or they need an outlet for their
creative juices, please bring them to the next meeting to
A Generous Spirit
By Dr. John H. Sklare
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Research now suggests that helping
others on a regular basis can help YOU live a longer and
healthier life. Studies now show that a helping spirit
brings with it both physical and emotional benefits. This
research, regarding the health benefits of “helping,”
provides even more compelling health reasons to get yourself
involved and reach out to those in need. According to
researchers at UCLA, giving day-to-day help is good for you
and can protect the helper’s health. “Helper's High” is the
term coined by Arizona State University psychologist Robert
Cialdini to describe the euphoria reported by frequent
givers in his research. These good feelings can lower the
output of stress hormones, which improves cardiovascular
health and strengthens the immune system. I encourage you to
take heed of this new research and find a way to work a
moderate dose of helping into your daily life. As it turns
out, helping is truly health food for the soul! Wishing You
Article taken from the website below:
Volunteering Is Good For Your
For and article on the Healing Power of Crafts
see the site below.