Friday, November 16, 2007

Supplemental Post - Charity Starts At Home

Helping Those Less Fortunate This Holiday Season

I think my plans for ensuring an environmentally friendly holiday are pretty much set, but I just wanted to remind everyone out there to give a little something back. Not that you all wouldn't, but sometimes we get so caught up in our own holiday plans that we simply forget about helping those less fortunate.

Next week almost all of us will be sitting down to a great feast and counting our blessings. Think about how lucky you are to live in a part of the world where clean drinking water is readily available, food is bountiful and shelter is obtainable for nearly everyone.

Please, before the shopping and cooking of Thanksgiving get started; Before the relatives arrive and the arguments start; Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us; Before you put up that fake plastic tree with the long silver icicles; Please, take a moment to locate a program in your area that provides meals, toys, coats, or simply your time to those in need. It will be the best gift you give yourself this holiday season.

And before I get caught up in all the hullaballoo, I want to be sure to give you my best for a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukka, Kwanzaa, Yule, or a 'Festivus for the Rest Of Us', I wish you many blessings.

Please send candy canes.

- Erin

1 comment:

vera said...

I was just talking to DH about this yesterday. We're planning on doing the angel trees for a boy and a girl.