I think due to the current state of the country...financially...educationally...work-force-wise...this Christmas season was more intense and meaningful than ever before.
I don't want to think that I took what I have, who I am and who I love for granted in the past...but the "awakening" feeling I've had this Christmas season...I'm starting to feel like maybe I was.
Knowing how many people lost so many things over this past year, made me appreciate everything I have from my house to my car to my family to my pets...right down to the socks and shoes on my feet.
This year I tried to make sure everyone I was in touch with was aware of the charities that needed help this winter. I was so filled with joy when each person I talked with responded that they took my information, did something with it and received the gift of helping those who have not been as fortunate as us.
I believe this is the Change that our future President is about. People helping people!!
If you haven't seen the movie Pay It Forward...you should...and then make sure you:
PAY IT FORWARD!!