What You Do Speaks So Loud…

My Mom needed some help with a handout for an upcoming Stake Leadership Training for all the Young Women Presidencies in her Stake. She found this quote:

“What you do speaks so loud, I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As part of her talk – she’s going to do a great object lesson.  As she gives her talk, she’s going to remove her jacket, take off her necklace, take off her earrings, take off her shoes, and any other extra layers she can manage to wear (like a belt, bracelet, maybe even nylons.)  All the while giving her talk without any mention of what she is doing until the very end, and then she say something like: “You probably won’t remember a word I said by the time you get home, but you will never forget what I did.  Actions speak louder than words.”

So here are a bunch of different ideas we came up with for the handout:

Handout#1.2

Handout#2

Handout#3After lots of refinement, we came up with this final version:

Handout#3.3

We thought that the quote was best with a simple font and capital letters. Easy to read, and will look great on a fridge or by a phone. Hopefully to remind the leaders that their young women are watching what they do and what they do says more than what they actually say. It’s a good thought for all of us…

Warm Fuzzy Handout Lesson: What Have I Done For Someone Today?

I taught last Sunday for Relief Society. This month’s lesson was from the October 2009 Conference Ensign: What Have I Done For Someone Today? From President Thomas S. Monson.  President Monson’s talk centered on service. He mentioned that last year someone asked him what his ideal birthday gift would be. His answer was for everyone to serve each other. Many youth and children across the world did just that. To report back they had “Warm Fuzzy” Jars that they filled with tiny fuzzy pom pom’s. (I think that’s what they are called…) So, to help with my handout and lesson – I made Warm Fuzzy Seed Packets – to plant the seeds of service in the sister’s hearts! I actually found this adorable idea from Linda at VisitingTeaching.Net. I loved the idea – I just wanted to recreate and re-size it for me! Here’s my version – feel free to use it for anything you need!

Warm Fuzzy Jar Seed Packet

I also found this great poem that went perfectly with the lesson too. I got it from Sugardoodle.net:

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody Poem