I look at our Christmas tree with gifts overflowing and I think about all those families around the world who’s trees are bare. I picture the family huddled around their child in a hospital fighting against the cancer raging in their tiny body. I ache for that frail old lady sitting in a nursing home by herself after her husband has gone home to God earlier in the year.
This time of year I yearn with the need to GIVE MORE. DO MORE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
I drop a toy off with the firemen collecting in front of my grocery store. I purchase an extra bag of can goods for a local school doing a food drive. We donate to Meals on Wheels so the elderly have a special meal. There are so many causes that capture my sympathies and heart but how can I help them all?
But then I try to remember those few people that I am able to help. I think that in the end what is most important is the actual ACT of giving. Even if it’s one person – they might be that one ripple in the water that turns in to many. So remember…you ALWAYS have something to give. Even if its a smile or a greeting of “Merry Christmas”.
Are there any non-profits or causes that are important to you? I’d love to hear where my sTORIbook readers are giving this year and I can share on my Facebook pages for others to donate as well.
This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori