"Attitude is a choice
Happiness is a choice
Optimism is a choice
Kindness is a choice
Giving is a choice
Respect is a choice
Whatever choice you make,
- Roy T. Bennett
The holiday season is traditionally viewed as a time brimming with gifts, treats and thoughtful gestures. Yet for some, it may be a season riddled with financial difficulties.
Do you have some pots and pans that you never use? Or dishes, mugs or silverware in good condition?
Perhaps some blankets that have been stored away? Comforters? Bed sheets? Towels?
Coats in the front closet? Hats? Gloves? Scarves?
Shoes in great condition that are just taking up space on a shoe rack?
Trinkets or knickknacks that don't quite fit your decorating style?
Purses? Luggage? Backpacks?
Wall decor? Curtains?
Mixer? Blender? Coffee Pot? Toaster?
Canned goods? Dry goods?
I recommend contacting your local food bank, homeless shelter, Salvation Army or Township office for a list of places in your area that would welcome your donations.
Take a peek into some of the closets, drawers and storage areas during this season of giving. Pack up a bag, or two, or three - and make a difference in the lives of others.
Wouldn't it be a great feeling to know that your excess 'stuff' had made its way into the homes and hearts of others?
Perhaps you'll even keep the momentum going and decide to make this a monthly event? Maybe you can even share the idea with others and ignite more givers in your community.
Thank you for reading my post, and contemplating my words. The sweetest treats of the holiday season live within the beautiful hearts of those that care abundantly!
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