If you're gifted out (guilty) or inundated with stuff (also, guilty), consider giving a different kind of present. My family has been adopting families and giving to those in need at Christmastime for as long as I can remember. But there's something even more important than giving things to others--giving the gift of time. While shelters and charities receive lots of necessities around the holidays, the employees are still working on Christmas Day, while most others are spending time with their loved ones. I tend to forget that places like hospitals, hospice and nursing homes are always up and running--how great would it be to spend time with those who can't escape their room even though it's the holiday? This year, my sister suggested we work at my dad's favorite local charity on Christmas morning (Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission) and I think it'll be a great way to honor him and feel his presence when I need it the most.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The holidays have me feeling all out of sorts. I'm not exactly in a celebratory mood and frankly, gifts are the last thing on my mind. I know I should be feeling grateful for Harry's first Christmas and excited for the time I'm spending with friends and family, but honestly, I just feel lost without my dad. For once in my life, I'd like to fast forward a bit and skip this holiday season. But, I can't--and I know there's more I can contribute.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
|ASOS coat (worn here), Vince turtleneck (old but similar) sweater, Zara jeans (similar), Chanel 'boy' bag, J Crew shoes--this year's version--30% off! (last worn here)|