Growing up I was taught how important it was to help others throughout the year and especially during the Christmas season – I want to pass this lesson along to my daughter E as well. When I was younger my family would always donate money so that families less fortunate would be able to have a Christmas meal and some gifts for their children. My Mom and Dad still continue to do this every year.
Even before E was born J and I always bought gifts for our local children’s gift tree and last year she went shopping with us, picked out some toys for the other children and came with me to donate them. This Holiday season we are donating to a local shelter for women and their children who are escaping an abusive relationship. I cannot imagine how these women feel and believe it is important that they receive all the help they can receive. They leave their homes with very little, if anything at all, and I hope our gifts help them forget their troubles, if it is only for the moment.
So if you are able please remember to help and there is no amount that is too small – it will always bring a smile to someone.