Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Month of “Giving” After a Month of “Thanks”

I think of November as a month of being thankful, and December as a month of giving.  On this weekend in-between, I am doing both.



A few years ago, my husband came up with an idea of recognizing someone in his past, who has had an impact upon his life.  I adopted the custom - and around this time each year I try to let someone know how much they have impacted me; either with a note, a phone call, or sometimes a gift. Today, I am sending a thank you note with a Starbucks card enclosed in appreciation of a person's kindness, and we are writing a check for a donation, in memory of someone special.

I plan to publish lots of posts about giving and gifts in December! I am particularly excited for what I have scheduled for December 15th: a one-day opportunity for bloggers to win a truly helpful prize!  Be sure to visit here that day, and enter to win! Even if you are not a blogger, a story will accompany the sweepstake, which I hope you will enjoy.

I am thankful for this recent sunrise, so I'm giving you a glimpse of it in my photograph today:


Happy weekend!

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7 comments :

  1. Nice shot of the beginning of a new day.

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    1. Thanks - it was so pretty, I went back inside for the camera.

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  2. Love that blazing sunrise - and the idea of letting people know just what they mean to you. What a brilliant initiative.

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    1. My husband gets the credit for the idea. I just copied him on this one!

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  3. What a wonderful concept for both November and December. The sun has yet to rise here so I am taking warmth from yours.

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  4. Less than a month, and the days will start to get longer again! Today has turned into a beautiful clear blue sky day here - with sparkles everywhere coming off the snow.

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  5. What a wonderful idea Susan! I might have to incorporate this into my holiday traditions.

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