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While my family was eating dinner, we were also watching the evening news. Of course, it was the usual doom and gloom over the economy. I was just about to turn it off, when they reported that 25% of lower income people are not eating for 24 hours now, to cut back. Can you imagine not being able to feed your family, or keep them warm at night? The news went on to say that this would be the lowest spending season for the holidays in 40 years, they predict. The poverty rate is rising, daily. It broke my heart.
I am blessed and I know it. My family wants for nothing. My husband and I don't need anything. We have each other, wonderful children, good health, great jobs and a roof over our heads. As my family continued to watch the down trodden news, I had my AH HA moment! Why should my husband and I buy for each other? Why not make a difference in a needy families life? I approached my husband and as suspected, he loved the idea. I've always given during the holidays, but I plan on REALLY stepping it up this year. I'm sure many of you give as well.
I had just called my Aunt and Uncle today for clues about what to get them for Christmas. They are also blessed and don't need a darned thing. That is when it hit me! I called my Aunt and Uncle and told them my idea. They loved it!
My husband and I are going to take the money we would have spent on each other and see how many families we can help this year, here in Huntsville Alabama. If one elderly person can stay warm, I'll be happy. If one family has food on their table and a few gifts for the children from Santa, I'll be happy.
We will be spending Christmas at my Aunt and Uncles in Beavercreek, Ohio this year. The family has banned together and we are going to adopt 2 families in the Dayton area and stock their shelves, buy gifts for their kids and make sure they also stay warm.
After discussing this with my family, I had the biggest AH HA of all. What if our Active Rain family did the same thing? Who's willing to give up their gift, so a child can fall asleep with a full tummy? Who's willing to give up their gift so an elderly person can wake up in a warm bed? Can you imagine the difference we can will make in lives all over our fine country? We may even have some Active Rain family members that need our help. I know how giving many of us are. How lucky many of us are. I also realize that so many people are struggling this year. Let's make a difference! Lets ALL be Santa!
I challenge you to make a difference in someones life over the Holiday season. If you have been blessed, pass it on! Gifts don't get any better than the gift of giving! Let's give the gift of Hope this year. Are you in?
Courtesy of Elizabeth Cooper-Golden Huntsville AL Realtor (R)
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