Be the Change
It is that time of year again. Whether or not you celebrate the holidays, you have to admit that this season is the best time to give back.
I am very fortunate that I have not had to go without the basic necessities, but many people in our community are struggling. When the winter season comes around, it seems even harder to get by.
Giving back to local food pantries helps families right here in our own neighborhood. This year, that is how I wanted to make a difference.
I headed to Aldi and picked up a few canned goods and other non-perishable items. I was unsure of where to donate, so I asked around. I found out that Mercy was in need of donations. With my dads’ assistance and a tour from some nurses on break, we found a pit stop for my donation.
Even though this wasn’t much, I know that it can make a difference in someone's life. I hope that I will be able to donate more in the future. I hope that my donations will be impactful for someone fighting their own struggles. If we could all work together, we could be the change we wish to see in the world.
If you wish to donate, there are many places where you can do so right here in Washington. Just do what I did, and ask around! People are often more than willing to let you know where your donations can do some good.
Until next time,
Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
This photo is from one of the many times I have helped install windows with my dad. It goes along with the quote because in order to make the finished job presentable you need to take those extra steps that lead to a quality installation. Thinking it only takes five minutes makes each step of the way so much more simple and less overwhelming!
Finding Clarity in Life
Thanks to My Dog
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
When you go home, what is the first thing you do? Maybe you visit the porcelain throne or make a call to a family member. As for me, the best part of going home is seeing my dog light up because she missed me so much. I always get the same reaction, even if I am gone for only 20 minutes. She is something within my life that brightens me up.
Like most pets, my dog is very loyal, but she tends to be quite moody. Like how many dogs sigh when you stop petting them, or sit on your homework when they haven’t had enough attention? My dramatic beast always keeps me on my toes.
She is my best friend and without her support I would go bonkers. Whenever I need someone to vent to, she is who I go to first. Of course she cannot reply, but being able to speak with my dog always gives clarity to my problems. When I think about something I cannot live without, it is my dog that comes to my mind immediately!