Sometimes, I can be quite the humanitarian. I love the feeling I get when I truly help someone overcome a burden or hardship. I think that is mainly because I know exactly what it’s like to be in that type of situation. I know what it’s like to pinch a penny and stretch a dollar. But, the difference is that if I were to ever come up short, I have an amazing support system that I can turn to. It’s evident that some people don’t have that and it truly breaks my heart. It saddens me to see this but it also makes me realize how blessed I am.
So with my abundance of blessings, I give back in any way I can. I don’t have much money but it definitely won’t create a financial burden if I were to make a donation. Every year, we participate in Toys for Tots. I let my daughter pick a toy to donate to a little boy or girl and she simply loves the idea. In my opinion, it teaches her to be considerate of a person’s situation and it also allows her to help. I don’t know about anyone else, but it gives me a wonderful feeling.
Of course, Christmas is not just about receiving the gifts that you wanted, but most children don’t understand that and they simply look forward to receiving the toys and game that they want. This is why I participate in the Toys for Tots program. The looks on my children’s faces after they’re tearing away at the paper that took me hours to wrap around their gift is indescribable. Every kid deserves that moment.