Friday, August 23, 2013

Teaching Hands: 10 weekend tips

1. I dare you to stand up for yourself. You can do it. Just believe in yourself.

2. By believing in yourself you are able to erase fear from your life. 

3. Do what you love love what you do. 

4. I'm against animal cruelity.

5. People's hearts are not toys to play with.

6. When you respect yourself, you will no longer hang around those that drain your energies.

7. The creative bug has bitten me.

8. My fire breathing dragon has gotten me to share my writing.

9. The truth, whole truth, nothing but the truth will set you free.

10. Go play!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Teaching Hands:Believe in you.

How could Tad do this to me, Natasha muttered to herself.

"After all I've done for him."She spoke outloud to no one.While looking into her coffee mug, that old feeling of disappointment began to creep in. She felt as though a Vampire came by and sucked her dry. Not that she's had any experience in that sort of thing. Perhaps Natasha needs to contact a blood sucker to take her out of her misery. Something to ponder....?

"At every turn there seems to be a letdown." She stated. "There has got to be a way out of this mess." "How?" No immediate answers came to her. Instead she fell into a trance like state.

Deep in thought Natasha began to twirl her long brown hair. Before she realized it her hair was now wrapped around her index finger and somehow inter twined with the large ring she wore. She began to look around for help. No one was available. Everyone was enjoying the person they were with. Natasha's blue mood began to add new life to her already feeling of being a failure - loser.

"Don't dispair." She heard in her head. "Great now I'm going mental."

"Hi. You seem to be all tied up. Can I help?" Came a gentle female voice. Now I'm hearing voices, Natasha said in her head while looking up to see a smiling angelic face.

"Yes, I can use your help."

Both women began to laugh as they unwrapped Natasha's index finger from her hair. The older woman named Leslee, made a comment to Natasha.

"No matter what happens, always believe in yourself. You can do anything you want to do. Make sure you create a simple plan of action with realistic due dates for goals."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Teaching Hands Description - Involvement

MISSION: We are a teaching non-profit organization using the arts to aid those in need and teach the community new coping skills, by helping others.

There is a crisis in our nation and Meridian, Idaho - transitional life changes. Another disaster is the art of communications and listening, they are dead. These two fire breathing dragons have caused such hideousness with; homelessness, hunger, obesity, depression, abuse, anxiety and violence.

Who is effected the most? Children and their families. The Meridian Police Department and Teaching Hands have teamed up for prevention. Our office building will be a processing center, casual classroom and resources for the community. Our blog is teaching the nation as we have done face to face for the past five years. We are more than happy to team up with other agencies involving children and their families.

A restaurateur of twenty years gathered his knowledge and mine of humantarian efforts to create this prototype. The community goes into the Teaching Hands restaurant to eat. The profits go back into the community for those in need. This for seven days a week, 14 1/2 operating hours. The Vet Center has teamed up with us by providing volunteers to work in the restaurant. Teens at risk, those on probation will be volunteering as well. 

For those wanting to be a silent sponsor, benefactor or philantropist (tax deductible) you have until Wednesday, August 21, 2013 to participate with the restaurant. This is due to time restrictions and our busy season is upon us. The blog, videos and social media needs my immediate attention.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Teaching Hands. We look forward in working with you. Many Blessings toward your endeavors in making your community a better place.


Cindy Williams
Creator of
Teaching Hands

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Teaching Hands: crochet chain stitch

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Teaching Hands: Women Veterans

Hard to believe two years have gone by since our participation at the Idaho Women's Veterans Conference.  Our volunteers are busy creating comfort scarves for these women. This picture shows an item being handcrafted. Be sure to acknowledge these amazing women.

Hugs and loves to all women veterans.