Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Spirit of Giving

Copyright Tattered Edge 2008

Hello again! Have you been checking out all the eyecandy over at the 12 Days of Xmas blog? Only 5 more days left till we being opening our gifts!

I've been busy practicing the fine art of altruism. In our family, this is not something we save for the holiday season, but something we strive to do all year long. It's important, I think to give back in any way you can, as often as you can-and I don't mean by simply giving money, but giving of your time and your spirit.

With that in mind, I spent this morning in the studio making bracelets for two girls (12 and 15, if I remember correctly) whose family was adopted for Xmas by a group I am involved with. Our goal is to provide not only food on their table, but gifts under their tree as well. The nice thing about doing something like this with a group of friends is that everyone does what they can.

I wanted to make something personal for them, so I made them silver wish bracelets. Every little girl needs some *bling* for the holidays, I think. With these little tokens of love goes my wish that 2009 will be so much better for their family. May it be so.

I've been enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having. Today it was warm enough to leave the screen door open! It's unseasonably warm for December, that's for sure. Indy and I have been walking at the lake every day. I bought him a red velvet jingle bell collar and he wears it when we go for walks. It makes me happy to hear the bells tinkling as we go and people smile when they see him. I will have to try and get a pic of him wearing it and post it here.

Tomorrow I am doing something really exciting. Can't say too much yet, but it's one of those "once in a lifetime" things! I'll report back as soon as I can!

1 comment:

arlene said...

I'm counting the days Lelainia!
Your gifts are so wonderful, and I am sure they will bring lots of joy to those little girls. I join my wishes with yours that life will be kind and sweet for their family next year!