5 Reasons Donating Your Favorite Things Makes Sense – Give Like Oprah and Ellen

Christmas-Gift-Ideas

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Winston S. Churchill

Do you often wonder what or who do give to over the Holiday season? Do you feel overwhelmed searching for a what to offer those in need (even with little money)? Fear not.  One way to help is to start with your community, your family or your inner circle. Often giving starts close to home, and there are many families who would be thrilled with as little as a fresh bag of groceries.  Trust me, I have been there, and will be receiving a  Christmas basket this year, however, I donate something every single year, something fun, that I know I would like to receive.  It makes the ripple effect even sweeter.  Continue reading

  

The Santa Letter by Monica Wilcox

To The Child of the Home,

Don’t worry yourself. I received your wish list and everything is as it should be.

My, my, my, how you’ve filled up that single bed this year. Now that you’re “all grown up” I bet you wish I’d stop thinking of you as a child. But there are a few things you don’t know about Saint Nick and here’s one of them: Continue reading

  

Depression – A Familiar Soldier

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“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” 
― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

It told me it was coming the night I closed my eyes, and began to drift off to sleep. In a dreamlike state, half sleeping, half awake, dark clouds everywhere, looming, floated into my mind. I could see them, grey, charcoal black,  on the front on storming into my life. Continue reading

  
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