Dec 09, 2012 - 3:01 pm
I know I always feel good when I've done something nice for someone else, no matter what it might be or at what time of the year.
If you're feeling down this holiday, perhaps thinking of someone else and doing something nice for them might make you feel better. I really think it will.
There are so many places to help and so many people to give to. Toys for Tots is great, give something to a child that will have nothing otherwise this holiday. Help at a homeless shelter maybe one day, serve a meal to those that have no one, no home or even food. Take clothes, shoes, gloves, anything to a Battered Women's Shelter or the Salvation Army to help those less fortunate. If you have a Tree Of Hope in your area, buy something and donate to that. Bake some cookies or make some candy for an elderly neighbor that might be alone. Call your church or any church in your area and see if they have someone in the parish or know of someone that you could help out at Christmas. Sometimes they know of single parents whose children would love a new toy or a pair of gloves or something. Your animal shelter might need a donation of food or something. If you're in treatment, take bottled water, a new puzzle, some candy or snacks to your cancer center. Ask if there is anyone there that might need a ride one day for treatment, or, a scarf, or, anything.
There are so many ways to give to others and in return..you get a good feeling in your heart knowing you've helped someone in their time of need.