Last November I shared a post that truly came from the heart. It was a side of me I do not usually share on this site. I tend to stick to food, recipes, and kitchen tips and do not deal with a lot of personal topics, but last year was an exception.
Last year I shared a very honest post about giving and making a difference. It was a post I almost did not share because it was so personal and so different than my normal everyday food type post.
The response I received from that post though was amazing. You all made me realize that I needed to share my thoughts and experiences because that post changed some lives and helped others.
This year I decided to share that post again. My goal in sharing this again is not to make those of you that are suffering and dealing with financial difficulties feel worse, my goal is to share the perspective of someone on the receiving end of the giving. My hope is to simply cause those of us with plenty to step back and put some thought into our giving.
This is a little different than my normal food-type post. This post comes from my heart, from my experience, and shares part of my life that I don’t often share with you.
The fact is that as I type this post today I am living a very different life than the life I had as a kid. Right now I lack nothing; in fact, I have way more than I need.
But there was a year or two as a child, my family had very little. Looking back we always had enough. We had a roof over our heads, food on our table, and clothes on our backs, but there was a winter or two that there was not much beside that.
There was one or two years, where a holiday gift basket anonymously appeared on our porch, providing us food and gifts that we would not have had otherwise.
That food helped give us better Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. That colorful fingernail polish and makeup made Christmas for a couple of teenage girls. Those holidays were some of my most memorable. Someone took the time to care……. to continue reading click here.