Still, there are some wonderful things that warm the heart and get me excited. Arranging for my teenage grandchildren's gifts is one of them. I can't say much right now because Mikayla might read this and spoil the surprise for herself, but I'm just sayin' I like what I did! Finding the right way to say to those two young people "You are so talented, and have all the possibilities of life at your feet!" makes my day. I hope it makes theirs.
Heifer, follow the link and see what great work they do. I like that they give to families, get the kids involved and build on the promise that the breeding animals will result in gifts to others in their community to do the same. I think this makes a real difference. This year they have gifts which can be ear marked for families in the US given the rising level of poverty and need found in our own borders. In either case, Heifer will send gift cards to your friends and relatives if you give in their name. That's what we do. The adults in our world have enough stuff and are truly blessed. We take what we used to spend on gifts people didn't need and give the money to Heifer.
In addition to the family gift, each year I follow the lead from Nathan Bransford's Third Annual Heifer International Fundraiser and offer to match hits on my blogs or this year on my Facebook writer's page that reply to this post. I will donate $2 up to a $500 cap (total) for each hit on these announcements. Just reply below with a word about who you are, a wish for the New Year and whether or not you have ever heard of or given to Heifer International. Matching your gifts is over and above the donation our family does, so call me on it! I'll make good! Solstice Blessings to all. Have a blessed holiday where ever you are and what ever you celebrate. (Give me a few minutes to get the other blog posts up.)
Find me at:
Anemone's Assays or on Facebook at Dorothy L. Abrams-Writer