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Mothers' Hideaway: Things I Love Thursday- The Season of Giving

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Things I Love Thursday- The Season of Giving

Thanks to Meshell for today's blog inspiration!

This time of the year seems to bring out the generosity in many people. The magic of the holiday season fills us with hope and joy and the desire to share that with others. In a season that has become largely about commercialism (and let's face it, a lot of us love the shopping!), it's amazing and humbling to be reminded what a difference we can make in other people's lives. It is easy to forget that world does not revolve around us and our hectic holiday schedule. A member of our forum posted a great story the other day.

 The holiday season seems to be the busy time for most charities. Everyone seems to be in the giving mood. DH and I received a check in the mail as a credit back from our water company from when we were in the other house. It was an unexpected $80.00 so we decided to buy gifts for the Angel Tree on base. We bought clothes and diapers for two different babies on the tree. We are hoping to do some volunteer work too and get into the habit of volunteering more often.

This post made me realize that caught up in my own hectic December schedule, I hadn't even thought about Toys for Tots that we make a point to do every year. I was slightly chagrined at how easily I could forget- and thankful for the reminder of what the holiday season means. It's time to get myself and my family in gear, and remember what the Christmas Season is truly about. And that is something to love.

Do you give to charities during the holidays? Is there a certain charity you give to every year or do you just give to one you see or hear about? Share with us at our Mothers' Hideaway Forums!

Thank you to The Diaper Diaries for hosting Things I Love Thursday!

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At December 9, 2009 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous thediaperdiaries said...

We always give at Christmas time. This year our paper published a list of holiday wishes for th less fortunate and so as a family we are going to pick a few and be wish granters!!


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