Make a difference today. Be an inspiration. Be a ray of hope. Make the victims of stereotypes and discrimination happy by gifting them with something they’ll love. Give it your own personal touch and let them know they’re appreciated.
If you don’t know how to contact them, look for a government or nongovernment organization that can help you get in touch with these people. Some of them may also be under therapy, so you could also visit therapy centers.
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Below are the top three wood lathe projects you can create and then give to the people who need to receive a reminder that they are important.
Water is life. It’s one of the necessities that keep us alive. If you give them a travel mug where they can store water, it could symbolize that they are significant in this world too. Because let’s be honest, some of the victims no longer have the will to live. Even if they don’t put water in their mug, it would still be useful for them. It’ll remind them that someone out there still cares and still thinks they deserve proper treatment. The mug will not only refresh them physically when they drink from it, but it will also restore their soul, refresh their hearts, and make them calm.
Just like a flower which takes time to grow and bloom in a vase, the victims of discrimination can also overcome their obstacles, grow as better individuals, and bloom in their right time. Giving them a vessel will make them appreciate life, understand that everything and everyone has their own season, and help them be more optimistic in life. After all, growing plants is an excellent mental therapy.
Box with Lid
Give them a lidded box that will make them smile. Print out inspirational quotes, cut them out, roll them, and store them in the box before giving it to them. For this project, you’ll need a four jaw chuck, a ¼” parting tool, 1/16” parting tool, a spindle/detail gouge, a half-round scraper.
When doing this project, remember that it’s best done as an end grain turning. That means the grain should run parallel to the bed of your lathe, like turning a spindle.
This box will help the victims find their smile. You could print out 30 or more quotes that will encourage them daily.
Here are some quotes you could print out:
“You are ok. You are, in fact, more than that! You are worthwhile! You are worth it! You are worthy! Even when you do not feel like it, you are! Be strong and courageous! We all have a different journey, and each journey is unique! Your journey is uniquely beautifully yours! Embrace it!” – Ashley Howard Nelson
No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. – Chinese Proverb
“…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Psalm 139:14
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.” – Unknown
Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things. Rob Cristophe
Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4–5
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