Sharing The Holiday Spirit!
Each year around this time we start preparing for the holidays. First we must get ready for Thanksgiving and if we are lucky we may not have to cook. Every year I still end up cook whether g something whether I go out or not. Then we start with the holiday gift lists and watching for sales like on Black Friday which has now become Black Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Then we begin dreading shopping in the department stores. This year I am shopping in some of my friends boutiques or in their online shops because I don't want to be running all over the place....Then I am going to do things that will make people I don't personally know happy for the holidays. I started off by cooking food for a holiday party for a business in the community and then volunteering with the Angel Network at my church. The Angel Network puts together 140 boxes of goods for students at the local high school who are in need. These boxes consists of can vegetables, soups, cereal, tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, snack bars, detergent, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental floss, wipes, boxed macaroni, mash potatoes and more. We give them out to the selected students at the church so that the only other students that see them are the ones in the program. Next I am buying 10 presents for 5 boys and 5 girls to donate to the various organizations in the community. Then I am donating refreshments for the Rejoicing Spirit program at my church that has a special service the 2nd Sunday of the month for handicapped and special needs adults and children for their Christmas Pageant and Party. And to start the New Year off I am going to start a fundraiser to sponsor a student in a nursing school in Africa for one year which cost $900. Now, the reason I am doing these things is not to show off, but to share a little of what I have with others and to share my love with them as well. I am so happy to be able to do these little things that will bring joy to others this holiday season. I now ask that you do something as well. It doesn't have to cost a lot, whatever you can do will surely be appreciated by someone. And if you can't offer anything that cost money maybe you can help a senior out with some chores, offer someone a ride, a meal, a service, or some clothing. Then you will be blessed with more of the universal gratitude and love that we all deserve.
Have A Very Happy Holiday Season,