Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated after Christmas Day, occurring on the second day of Christmastide. Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday.
To all my friends celebrating may it be a continuation of warm cheer and giving to those in need as well as the ones you love.
The World Blood Donor Day is a reminder of the importance of blood donation as an act of solidarity. Every year on June 14, organizations around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day, raising awareness of the importance of donating blood and saving lives.
I work for a blood bank and the need for a safe and adequate blood supply is a must. It’s life saving and it makes a difference to those who donate and receive blood donations.
Give when and if you can. Be a part of the solution.
The act of giving is a very human act. It does not always require a huge sacrifice. Small gifts and acts from many can add up and make big things happen. Yes, we live in a time when our ability to give is tapped out. We are fatigued and weary. It’s OK to feel that way.
Giving has unique ways of presenting itself and when you least expect it you have made a impact in someone’s life.
When you feel as if you can’t do any more know that what you have done is enough. The wonderful thing about gifts is that they can multiply and impact many lives. Fish and loaves of bread come to mind. Gifts can take the form of time, talents, treasure and so much more.
Giving can be a gift to the giver and receiver. May we all find a little more to give when we have the chance.
We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.
Even though I am not perfect and I make mistakes, I hope I am a good enough person to be a hero when I need to be. Also I hope I have enough in me to be there for those in my life who need help. Most importantly I hope I recognize when I spread myself too thin and need to give back to me somehow. For the journey ahead I hope I have what it takes.