Monday, September 11, 2006

Your Mission, should you choose to accept it...

I remember watching Mission Impossible as a kid, watching that fuse, listening to the mission, sitting on the edge of my seat. It was our Sunday night, along with 60 Minutes, I think. When Tom Cruise starred in the movie, whoa, I was there! It was cool. My ringtone has been Mission Impossible for years, because it's always a mission and I usually choose to accept. Luckily my phone does not self destruct. I like the Limp Bizkit version "Take a Look Around", hard rock edge, although not necessarily the lyrics. I guess that's the closest version that's on my phone.

On 9/9/2006, I participated in the Fifth Annual Respond to the Call. The theme was "We remember, we are responding. Again." On that day, I worked with 8 other women. Our job was to sew, quilt, crochet, and knit various items. I have never seen hats so tiny, for premature babies, smaller than a tennis ball. There were beautiful crocheted hats (made by my Mother) to be donated to chemo patients. We completed two full size quilts to be donated to Prisoner's Aide. More baby caps were knit, layette blankets sewn, and more. Other teams rehabbed houses, cleared lots in the city, harvested apples and tomatoes, painted and bordered rooms in a children's home. The youngest participant was 2 and the oldest in his 70's. Side by side, old and young, Christian, Hebrew, Muslim, working and believing we can start that ripple of peace in our community.

So your mission, should you choose to accept is to promote peace in your community, in honor of those who died on September 11, 2001.

or start your own

Some jumping points. What else can you find?

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