Here we are again in my favorite time of year with all the joy and goodwill that accompany it! I have to say, though, that my focus this year feels a little different. As my family started the annual holiday shopping frenzy, I found myself thinking about how little we really need… and how much is truly needed by so many others. Whether they are struggling financially, in ill health or simply alone during the holiday season, there are people who could use a kind gesture to lift their spirits.
That’s why when we saw the “Christmas Cards for Addie” project featured on the American Greetings blog, we at Kathy Davis Studios decided to dive right in and make some cards for this brave little girl ourselves. And it reminded me how important it is to be on the lookout for situations like these where we can make a difference in even the smallest of ways – not just during the Christmas season, but each and every day.
This brings me to my New Year’s resolution for 2015: to be on the alert for places where there is need and to give and give back at every opportunity I see…whether it means sending a card to someone, volunteering in the community or making a donation to a cause that’s important. Even something as simple as sharing a smile or some words of encouragement can make a difference. Nothing feels better for me than giving from my heart.
How about you? Do you know someone who could use a helping hand or just a little hello?
Add your signature to a card for Addie by Friday, December 19, 2014 and American Greetings send a card on your behalf for free. Also, you can find out more ways that Kathy Davis Studios is living their mission to “Scatter Joy: Joy through Art, Joy through Living, Joy through Giving” here.