I guess Christmas is really around the corner, no matter you are ready or not. As I get more "wise" and "mature" :) each year, I feel more and more the need to do good deeds during the holidays. I can write a book to complain and mourn about mishaps in life, and how is that going to do any good for me!?
There are so many ways to show your spirits of giving and sharing. For example, help to serve dinner at homeless shelter, deliver food to the needed family, singing Christmas carol at nursing homes (of course, I have enough sense not to choose this one to do), donating toys, children coats to local charity.
Some of you may know I am a CASA volunteer for abused and foster children, and we always bring gifts to these children to make sure they have a Christmas just like everybody else. This year I decided to help Violence Against Women to organize to collect Christmas gifts to 3 deserved families. These mothers get enough courage to leave the abusive relationship and take their children with them. They work very hard to put food on the table, to make sure their children are safe, they don't want them to witness their mother being abused. These ladies and their children deserve to have a decent Christmas just like your and I.
I attach a newsletter with the calender I am sending to my clients, and spread the words out, forward to all the Realtors on our Board, and hope we can collect some items that these families need/want for Christmas.
Maybe you can help your local organizations to collect Christmas gifts by using your powerful network. It just feels good to know you help to make someone who is less fortunate to have a decent Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all of you on Active Rain.
Serving Marion, West Memphis, Crawfordsville, Hughes, Horseshoe Lake, and surrounding areas. If you are planning to sell or buy, please feel free to give me a call, I will be glad to help you.
Rita Fong, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Real Estate Today
1813 Highway 77 Marion, Ark. 72364