Priceless Gifts.....Would You Do This?The approach of the holidays usually brings out the angst in all of us.
There's the "shopping list" of things to buy......the decision of who,
There are so many people hurting in the world. I read about so many tragedies and wonder, what's happening to
It's true.....you can't stop the madness in the world, but you can make a difference in the world. It's one small gesture of kindness, a word of
I was thinking about this, and what would be ways any of us could make the world a little happier......these are some of my ideas, and I hope you'll choose at least one during the holidays:
1. Visit someone in a nursing home. The elderly in nursing homes are generally the forgotten ones. You'd be shocked to find how many of them have no family, or have family that doesn't take the time to visit with them. They sit, or lie, in these places day after day, just waiting......and, the touch and kindness of anyone means everything to them. Find a nursing home in your area, and call to see if you can visit people there. Better yet, get your children involved......when kids visit the elderly, you'll see
2. Meals On Wheels. One year I volunteered my daughters and I to be Meals On Wheels substitute deliverers on Thanksgiving Day, so the regular drivers could have a day off with their families. This was one heck of an adventure let
3. Angel Trees. Many businesses and virtually all churches have an Angel Tree that they sponsor each year. You'll find paper ornaments on them with the first
4. People In Your Neighborhood. If you look around
the area you live, I'll bet you'll find at least one house that has an occupant no one ever visits. Of course common sense rules here, but if it's someone who
5. Feeding the Homeless. I think just about any town has a homeless shelter these days. These are wonderful places the whole family can get involved with. They need volunteers to help with all sorts of things.
The point is.........if you're reading this, even it's not your own computer......you are blessed. You have something to give to others who are less fortunate than you. We tend too often to get focused on what we