Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Time Treasure

I know, I know we are all so busy, believe me I am swamped like crazy right now. But during this holiday season I’d like to challenge you to step out of your usual box of crazy (sorry is that just me in the crazy box?) and try something different. I understand the economy is in the tank and there are those that may not have what they normally may give to charity, if you don’t why not give something much more valuable a bit of your time.

“Time? Ugh! Groan! I’ve got less of that than money. It’s too hard!” I know I’m talking to myself again. But how about trying something fun like wrapping presents at a local children’s home. You would not believe how many children are without homes and how many presents and wrappers they need. Hey, You don’t even have to be good at wrapping the kids won’t care! Or you can take a send a few cards to some sick and shut ins at your church or volunteer to take a couple of hours away from your own family, just 1 or 2, to deliver meals on Christmas Day. Who knows? You may actually WANT those hours away from your family and they can;t talk bad about you if it's for a good cause. Sneaky giving.

It may seem like a lot to ask, but it’s a gift will touch you, the giver as well as the recipient for a long time to come.

How special is that?



Kristen Painter said...

Does my week in Costa Rica delivering clothes to the needy count?

Joyce said...

Kwana very well said! We give gifts to a boy's home. Last year, this was the first year for one of the boys to receive a gift and he was 15 yrs old.

pve design said...

My favorite part of "Dickens" - is Father Time.
Every day is a treasure. We each need to remember the reason for the season, wrapping, delivering, sharing with those who are in need.

Kwana said...

Absolutely Kristen!!

Wow Joyce. That is what a lot of our kids, well mine, would take for granted.

Well said PVE.

Ina J Offret said...

I agree, giving your time is most rewarding of all. Good for the heart.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Very great ideas. I really feel like I want to help others this year because I've been so blessed in my life.

Happy Holidays!!

Also, please email me your address! I keep forgetting to tell you that you're a winner of the $20 Mandee gift card. :-)

Legallyblondemel said...

What a lovely and timely reminder. Thanks.

Kwana said...

Thanks Ina and LegallyBlonde.

Brown Girl wow I'm surprised and so thankful. The info is on the way.

heidi said...

true that!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks for this great reminder!

N said...

You're an inspiration...I need to find something so O can share in it too and learn the right approach to these here holidays.
Thank you!

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