this time of year. I’m balanced with a festive feeling and a sadness for others who are not as fortunate and blessed, or may be having difficult times, or even worse — a child having to be hospitalized during this time.
I try to teach my kids that there is WAY MORE than toys & must have items. I’m the very first to say they can be spoiled. I mean, we all want our kids to have more than what we had….but I want them to be appreciative as well. I’m a firm believer that it is way better to give than to receive, so I spent yesterday out and about doing some things to make my heart ache a little less.
Last year, I won SU! Artisan Award. I took $200 of my winnings and purchased Stampin’ Up! kids Tattoo Kits. My plan was to donate them to my local hospital for kids to use as therapy during hospitalization. I held onto them until Christmas time so they could go to kids who would be in the hospital during the holidays. I happily delivered them yesterday to my local Hershey, PA Ronald McDonald House:
I’m such an emotional goof. There is no other gift I could receive this holiday season that could make me feel more happy inside. I was so proud to deliver these tattoo kits knowing that they will bring a smile to someone’s face.
That wasn’t enough. I now had to teach my kids to be thankful for having what they have and that they will have a good traditional meal with family on Christmas Day (I tend to dislike hearing the “do we have to go?” remarks from them). So, next was a trip to inner city Harrisburg, PA to donate hams and other foods to a mission.
I HOPE that EVERYONE has a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Done bloggin’ until the holidays are over.