It’s once again time to get in the spirit of the holidays. So far, all I’ve done really is put up lights. (yeah, I know…lazy me, but they do look neat – well, I and the neighbors think so anyway). Another sort of tradition is volunteering one’s time and goods (canned, clothed, and toy) to a local shelter. For my part, I’ve donated my efforts to an event called “Share Your Holidays“, a local food drive (and some toys/miscellaneous items), though i don’t really think of it as just doing a duty because it’s usually a lot of fun. 😀
If anyone is near the Houston area, I encourage you to come out and give anything you can, even if just a can beans or offering some help to sort the items as they arrive or wrapping gifts. I literally walked into this charity event one year, a few years ago, and have done it ever since, even though I say every year that “I may go…I’m not sure yet if I’ll be up to it.” And, I tell myself I must go to sleep for a long day ahead. Then, I stay up all night exciting thinking. Alarm goes off to go, and the phrase again comes in my head. But, I go. Afterwards, I’m glad I did it.
Bonus incentive to help: you may meet me. But, don’t let that prospect scare you off the event entirely, I’ll only say hi if you’re not frightened. 😉
If you’re not in the area, well…give to a local charity…you never know of what may come of the good you do until you get out there and do it! 🙂
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