Christmas is just around the corner...
Christmas Eve is 18 days away, yet it still feels like fall on most days and summer on others. Some houses have decorations out. Ours is one of them. However, I have not seen as many as I did last year. I don't know if people are losing the spirit because of the weather or maybe because of the economy.
Times are hard for a lot of people. I know a few people who won't be having much of a Christmas due to finances. We started buying for our kids' Christmas gifts a few months ago, so other than the few things we have left to get off layaway, our kids' Christmas is good to go. I really feel for the families who will not be able to give their children a Christmas to remember this year.
My Girl Scout Troop will be taking a trip to the Quintard Mall in a couple of weeks to work together to pick an angel off the Salvation Army tree. Then they will each be given money to buy a gift in the mall for that angel. They are so excited. The day after that, they will be delivering their Birthday-in-a-Bags to Childrens Hospital in Birmingham. Hopefully these 2 wonderful bags will help a very special boy and a very special girl to celebrate their birthdays while they are in the hospital.
Getting into the spirit doesn't just mean what you can buy for each other...it means showing others that you care.