giving

Don’t Give Up the Giving

During the Christmas season, we’re encouraged to be generous, to think of those less fortunate. Soup kitchens have to turn away volunteers for serving holiday meals and charity is at…

25 Days of Darling: Day 19

Give a compliment. Many times we think something nice about a friend, or even a stranger, but don’t tell them. Instead of letting that thought pass, say it out loud….

25 Days of Darling: Day 18

Put others first. There are only a few shopping days until Christmas, and parking lots and malls are a scene of mayhem; people are on edge–honking at one another and fighting…

25 Days of Darling: Day 17

Send a Christmas card to your kindergarten or first grade teacher. Yes it was ages ago, but with the amount of social networking sites we now have, you might be able…

25 Days of Darling: Day 12

Give away a book that has changed your life. You know that book that you absolutely loved…the one you always refer to in times of trouble? There may be someone…

Gift Ideas for the Global Good

During the holiday season, it’s a challenge to keep things simple and focus on what’s important; to resist the commercial propaganda surrounding you, while still being generous and giving to…

25 Days of Darling: Day 9

Offer to buy or cook a friend breakfast. Try and pick a friend who is short on cash, or perhaps unemployed. One-on-one time is so meaningful, especially when you really…

25 Days of Darling: Day 8

Gather some friends together and sing Christmas carols at an elderly home. Some elderly people are completely alone during the holidays. Imagine their joy to see a group of young…

25 Days of Darling: Day 7

Donate clothes to a local homeless shelter or charity.  It’s always time to go through your closet and clean out the things you truly never wear! From the series:  25 Days…

25 Days of Darling: Day 6

Buy a co-worker or friend a bunch of holiday flowers. Next time you are at the grocery store or driving by a florist, stop and combine just the right bouquet….

25 Days of Darling: Day 5

Do the dishes for a roommate, husband, or family member. Go out of your way before they get home to take care of a mess they were probably dreading…kind small…