"You are Awesome" Maybe that's not the best title for this post.
Maybe it should be,
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" or
"Thinking of others" or
"Make a Difference"
The Christmas season is upon us. It's the final countdown to Friends, Family, Presents, and Holiday Cheer, But...
Every year I make the same plea. I post it on FB, My blogs, or I tweet it.
We were all Thankful on Thanksgiving, now it's time to give back.
There are people every where that don't have what we have. There are homeless, people in shelters, nursing homes, and many people out of work, struggling just to keep their gas and electric on.
So I am asking for everyone to help others.
Whether you donate canned goods to a soup kitchen, or give to Toys for Tots, is up to you.
If you're not sure who to help here are some ideas and some of my favorites.
Make A wish Foundation http://www.wish.org/
Candle Lighters http://www.ccfsocal.org/candle2/about_us
Leukemia Society http://www.lls.org/
Ronald McDonald House http://rmhc.org/
Your local hospital Children's ward- Books, CD's, crayons, Lego sets, slippers, and hats.
(My oldest son, now 35, had leukemia as a child. So these are personal faves of mine)
Do you knit or crochet? How about making a couple of scarves and donate them to the homeless shelter, or make some small lap blankets or slippers for a local nursing home.
I'm not asking you to donate a million dollars here. With dollar stores everywhere you can pick up a few coloring books for kids, socks for the homeless, or whatever you can imagine.
And one last plea, buy a couple of cans of dog food and donate to your local animal shelter, because they need love too.
I know times are tough for everyone and many of us can't afford to help at all, so for those of you, please share a smile, a warm handshake, a kind word, or just a hug. Or volunteer to help!
It can be the best gift of all.
My apologies for those that don't celebrate Christmas. I wish all of you Happy Holidays!
No matter what religions we are, or what beliefs we have, it all comes down to, we are people, We share this world together and it is up to us to make it a better world.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!
You are Awesome!