I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. It seems to go by in a flash. Each year the seasons go faster in faster. I don’t know how people who live in climates that are the same year round do it. I would be totally confused. The changing weather and the holidays marked on my calendar force me to acknowledge that time is passing and to sit up and pay attention.
While that storm was only a few weeks ago, with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us I feel it is even more appropriate to stop and reflect and appreciate not only the good in our lives but also see how we can help others. Don’t misunderstand me; I do my share of complaining, sometimes all day long. Then I will see a commercial or hear a story, or remember a person I love who is struggling and I stop. I have to remind myself that what we usually consider to be “problems” are not. I always feel better when I am giving to those who need and this is the best season for this reason.
Now with social media following this trend the expectations are sure to grow. St. Jude is the only children’s hospital that accepts families no matter their inability to pay. Each child gets assigned a doctor and a scientist. They are consistently working towards a cure and remission. I could go on and on. This is a cause that everyone can support and I encourage everyone to at least when doing your holiday shopping this year, look for that magnifying glass. It will illuminate your heart’s generosity and our world’s determination, which as founder Danny Thomas famously said, “No child should die in the dawn of life.”
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