Friday, December 28, 2012

Thinking Charitably

Nowadays, there's a catchy name for just about everything, including the big shopping days of the holiday season:  Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Green Tuesday.  I'm not sure if it has a special name or not, but I love to think and give charitably at the holidays.  Other than to buy a few gifts for a few special people, Larry and I have made it a practice for the past 15 years or so to give to charities at Christmas rather than to each other.  There is so little that we want and even less that we need that it gives us great joy to know that when we choose our gifts, we are helping the local children's, health, history, environmental, educational, spiritual and other organizations that mean so much to us and others.  With no worries about the right size, color or style, we only have to hope that our gifts will be of benefit to the quality of life of others all year long.

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