Few days from now we will be celebrating Christmas surrounded by our family and friends…..people who mean the world to us….people we are blessed to have in our lives….
We will be exchanging presents….eating delicious meals prepared with love….sing Christmas Carols….
….as we look around the room….we realize how blessed we truly are….how no matter how bad it gets there is ALWAYS someone else who has it worse….someone who can use a little help….little hope….lots of love….
I am a person who believes in giving rather then receiving…..person who counts her blessings and is grateful for the little things in life….I am a person who proudly watches her young children becoming giving….loving and caring individuals.
Every year my family makes sure that we give back more then we receive…..I believe that no matter what your situation is and how abundant your life is …..there is always ways to GIVE….no matter how small.
In spirit of the season I am inviting you and your families to GIVE BACK this Christmas…to spread the unlimited love you have in your hearts….
Find ways to make a difference this season….sometimes a spare change with a smile…..cup of coffee…basket of goodies…can make a huge difference in someone else’s life…..and the feeling you get in your heart in UNBELIEVABLE.
Maybe this year scale down on the family gifts and instead give THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING…..give the gift of love and hope.
Maybe this year…..help the people you haven’t met yet…..
If you need little inspiration and ideas…..here are few charities that can use some help this year:
#1 BECAUSE I AM A GIRL
….because when a girl is educated, nourished and protected…she shares her knowledge and skills with her family and community and can forever change the future of a nation. It only takes ONE girl to change the world.
#2 FREE THE CHILDREN
…help to free children from poverty and exploitation…..free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world.
#3 BREAKFAST FOR LEARNING
….because 1 in 10 children in Canada lives below the poverty line and goes to school hungry….help to give a nutritious start to children so they can grow up successful and healthy adults.
#4 THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
….because many children aren’t well enough to spend holidays at home with their families….help them celebrate Christmas in hospital by donating to decorate their rooms…sending them a surprise stockings….purchasing holiday meal for their family….
#5 HUMANE SOCIETY OF CANADA
…because animals need LOVE too….become a guardian for an animal in need.
There are so many charities all over the world….so many people maybe even living next door to you that can use little hope…little love…little ray of sunshine during the Christmas holidays….and beyond.
Are there certain charities you get involved with? Is your family exchanging charitable gifts this Christmas?