Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Christmas donation


Every year I choose an organization to give a Christmas donation to.  Sometimes I do it in honor of someone in my life.  It is a great gift.  They are always tickled when I tell them what I've done.  This year I think I'm going to give my donation in honor of my boss.  He is a kind person.  Whenever I meet with him, I walk away with a smile.  Isn't it wonderful to have a boss that leaves you with a big old smile on your face?  I think so. 

This year my donation is going to raise money to build a well.  Do you read Flower Patch Farmgirl?  If you don't you should.  You will be blessed beyond belief.  Shannan is a beautiful woman who just lays her soul wide open and invites us all in.  She is a wife and a mama to a passel of beautiful children.  (Sorry, Shannan, I only had two so more than two is a passel to me.)  She writes of real life adventures like little boys that rearrange their bedroom when they are supposed to be taking a nap.  She shares delicious salad recipes.  Which I make and even take photos of and then fail to blog about.  She tells us when she cries.  (Yes, Shannan,  I cry  too.)  She shares her faith.  She is a teacher.  She wrote 31 days of letting go and if you weren't along for the ride you should go back and read it all.  I learned so much.  Shannan makes me miss my faith sometimes.  And then I think to myself  oh hello, you were there all the while.
My faith is very personal and it is deep inside of me just like a tree planted by the water.
So hop on over to Shannan's wonderful blog, visit with her and make a Christmas donation.  You'll be glad you did.

7 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

I will go over..I miss my faith also...but there are all different kinds I'm thinking now...and no that is not a cop out! I am so tired of all the "talkers" and none of the doers"...I have seen enough of that in the last seven months to last me a life time.

TARYTERRE said...

I have already made my donations for the year. Heifer, Rolling Dog Farm, BringChange2Mind & The DeltaSociety. But I PROMISE to check this charity you mentioned for next year, along with your friend's blog. I agree it's a gratifying experience, to donate, especially when you do it in honor of somebody special. I want to tell you, that your quote about faith, " My faith is very personal and it is deep inside of me just like a tree planted by the water" brought tears to my eyes. So beautifully put. Take care.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You're nearly making me weepy over here! I love that you're giving in honor of your boss. LOVE. Thank you so much, my friend. You have brightened my days countless ways. You are a beauty.

Kris said...

Wow....Bless your heart!!

farmlady said...

What a sweet and heartfelt post. You remind me of the old poem I used on my blog this month that says,
"I will honor Christmas in my heart and keep it all the year."
Have a wonderful holiday...

Rae said...

I stopped by for a visit and enjoyed reading your blog so much I added myself to follow. This was a great post. My family always picks an organization and donates at Christmas. It's become an annual tradition that we look forward to.

Janie Fox said...

I did it too. Also, I did Angel Tree this year. It was so fun.

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