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Give the Gift of Your Time

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Submitted by info_467 on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:16

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"Your family’s purchase of a warm blanket could help somebody get through a long, cold night."
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There are many ways to give back as a family during the holidays. And all year long.

There may be no other time of the year when folks feel so naturally drawn to donating gifts, money, and time. But what often happens is that the burst of charitable feelings that come in November and December often dissipate come January and February.

But as I shared in a previous post, community service not only provides rewards to those receiving your help, but the rewards that come from contributing something good into an often-difficult and even frightening world are enormous.

What My Family Got When We Committed to Giving

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Submitted by info_467 on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:37

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"The spirit of gratitude we all gained from these experiences was palpable."
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It turns out that giving back to others and the community is a great solution to the doldrums.

A couple years ago, when my daughter turned 8, my husband and I held a birthday party for her in the backyard. We had invited about 15 or so kids, assuming about two-thirds of them would actually show up. Imagine our surprise when not only did every single invited guest arrive, but some brought siblings. And every one of them arrived with a present.

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