What is the best part of the holidays for you? Shopping for loved ones? Baking the wonderful cookies and other baked goods just because? But, how can we make the holidays better?
The holidays have a different meaning for many other people. The holidays are about helping others. With unemployment being the way it is there are many right here in our state that could use a little help. Of course, none of us (unless you are rich) have a lot to give. And what many do not realize is it doesn’t have to be money.
Helping in the holiday season can mean very different things to many different people. Do you have a family with little children that are not as well off as you? What about some of those baked goods you are making? Is there a family that you know is low on funds and food? I gift certificate from the grocery store does not have to cost $100.
The little old woman who lives alone next door do you see her carrying in her goods from the vehicle? Could she use a hand and some company? The point being it does not take money to help someone. What it does take is a heart and some compassion.