Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thankful Tuesdays!

  As the weather turns cooler, and leaves begin to change colours, we all start thinking of snow and the upcoming Christmas Season.  I am so grateful that I have a roof over my head, food to eat and family with which I can share the upcoming season. 

  I am one of the lucky ones, there are many right here at home, who will be alone, hungry, or have no gifts under the tree.  This year I want to challenge you all to do something, however small,  for someone else.
  What are you good at?  Take that skill and help someone less fortunate.  We all are able to do something for others.  It doesn't have to cost any money or take a  lot of your time.  It just needs to be from the heart,  sincere and it will be appreciated so much more than you would imagine. 

  I am filling a few boxes for Operation Christmas Child starting with making some teddy bears to put in them.

Some bears I have previously created. 

  First of 3 bears for Operation Christmas Child  in progress.

Completed Bear! ( #1 of 3 for Operation Christmas Child )

  You can bake some cookies and take them to a neighbour, a senior's home, or a home for disable adults/children.  You can volunteer at a soup kitchen, donate to a food bank/drive, pick an angel from the angel tree and buy that child a gift, donate to the local Salvation Army (who does amazing stuff for those less fortunate year round) shovel your elder neighbour's sidewalks, offer to shop for them, or just spend an hour with them.  Or you can do like Gary and I, and donate to a charity that helps in another country.  There are so many ways you can make this years Christmas season a brighter one for someone in need. 

  Share your ideas and tell me what you are planning to do, for others this Season.