Today’s theme is giving and I want you to find some way today to "give" a little of yourself to someone (anyone) in need. Clearly, this is wide open. You could simply give a hug, a smile or words of encouragement to someone who really needs to hear your particular "vote of confidence." You could give of your insight, perspective or wisdom in a conversation, where perhaps you would normally hold back. You could say "I’m sorry" or "It’s OK, let’s move on" — giving someone your forgiveness and/or clearance to find trust in you again. Even for small infraction, forgiving words can mean a great deal.
After church today, my family (they don’t know this yet) will all be sitting down to create cards to send to recovering soldiers. I’m using the November Kit of the Month cards, designed by Becky (talk about a giving person) and we are all going to paste and poke (boys with glue sticks and brads – FUN) and create a package of Christmas wishes to send off to:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
If your sending cards this year and have a few extra, why not say "thank you" and "Merry Christmas" to someone who I’m sure would appreciate it. I’ll try and post some pics later in the day.
I have one more …
I’m so in love with this idea and the vision that every child could have a computer …
it’s called the XO laptop, and it’s the center piece of an opportunity that could bring about serious and needed change world wide. Read more, from the website …
A real world laptop for real world change.
Many years and an infinite amount of sweat equity went into the creation of the XO laptop. Designed collaboratively by experts from academia and industry, the XO is the product of the very best thinking about technology and learning. It was designed with the real world in mind, considering everything from extreme environmental conditions such as high heat and humidity, to technological issues such as local-language support. As a result, the XO laptop is extremely durable, brilliantly functional, energy-efficient, responsive, and fun. Come take a look.
The very generous people behind this dream are extending an offer, called Give One Get One — which means, as suggested that you can purchase the XO for a child in a far away country and also have an identical laptop sent to your child. The particular option for giving is available only through December 31st. The laptops will be sent during the first part of 2008.
There many ways to give.