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Giving Time

November 4, 2010 - Theresa Proudfit
It is that time. Giving time. Giving thanks. Giving love. It doesn't only happen during the holiday season, but the season does help bring out the best in people. I'm thinking about it. First I'm thinking about all I am thankful for. I am thankful for the people in my life. My awesome boyfriend and his great kids, my family, especially my nieces who always give me lots of love and hugs, my friends who make me laugh and stand by my side in good times and bad and my furry friends Thai Boo and Ginger Lou Casopolus who never let me sleep past 7a.m...even on the weekends. I am thankful for employment. Many are unemployed. I am blessed. I am thankful for good health and medical care, and for food and shelter, many lack those basic essentials. Its amazing how much I am thankful for when I stop and think. In return for these gifts I will give back. I'll start with my time. Time for my loved ones. Whether its help with homework, a walk for the dog, a ride for a friend, or a meal for a neighbor. I will find the time. Giving love. That covers so many areas. Love to friends and family can come with a hug or a kiss but sometimes giving love is sharing your gifts with others. Volunteering, donating to local charities or helping your friends and neighbors. I will do this. There are many many ways to help this season. The credit Union has an Angel Tree, The Salvation Army is always looking for bell ringers, there are so many local benefits for people who need help with medical care, (just look at the cans in the supermarkets), buy locally (seems silly but just making purchases at stores in our town is helping your neighbor feed their family this season), help an elderly neighbor rake or shovel or plow. There are so many ways to give back. Because I am blessed I will give my time, give my thanks and give my love.



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