Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis’ the Season to be Giving

At the Planning Diva’s home, we are enjoying looking at our Christmas décor and in the neighborhood.  We look forward to watching Christmas movies and eating tasty baked goods.  Our little ones are making their lists (and we sure wish they’d check them twice…and reduce!) and we are excitingly browsing store shelves to pick out the perfect gift of gratitude for those that we love.  With the Christmas atmosphere among us, it is easy to get caught up in the commercial aspect of Christmas.  In our home, we celebrate Christmas as a component of our faith and to utilize this time to give—to those we love and those who are not as fortunate as we are.

We have donated gently worn clothing, coats, and toys to our local Goodwill and organized a food and coat drive at our local church.  Not at all am I saying do any of what the Diva’s family has done, but I do encourage you to share your heart with the unfortunate during this holiday season.  Some simple ways you can help is:
·         Save your change when you’re shopping and drop it into the Salvation Army Red Kettles
·         Adopt an angel from an Angel Tree at your local mall or JCPenney
·         Donate clothing, toys, and coats to your local women’s shelter, Goodwill, or homeless shelter
·         Donate non-perishable items and/or money to your local soup kitchen, food bank, church, or shelter
·         And, you can always volunteer at either one of the places mentioned above!

You've heard the saying, "it's always better to give than receive".   And, I believe that you will reap what you sow.  And with a generous heart, you're bound to reap a harvest!

Are you planning on giving back during the Holiday Season? 

Tish B.

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