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Tis’ the Season To Be Jolly, Kind and Generous

Every year it feels like Christmas sneaks up on us. One minute we are celebrating Independence Day, the next we are carving the Thanksgiving turkey and hanging the mistletoe. The year flies by like a speeding race car zooming down the homestretch on its way to victory. At times it is a complete blur. A crazy,… Continue reading Tis’ the Season To Be Jolly, Kind and Generous

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Day 25: Gift of Love

Christmas Day is one of our favorite days of the year. It is a day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a day where we gather with family to create memories that will last a lifetime. For the third year, Christmas day is the culmination of an… Continue reading Day 25: Gift of Love

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Day 24: Neighborly Gift

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods. People make the difference. We have been extremely lucky over the years to have great neighbors. Neighbors who weren't just good neighbors, but good friends too. Tonight, for Day 24 of 25 Days of Giving, we spent some time delivering goodies to our neighbors and former neighbors. It was a small way… Continue reading Day 24: Neighborly Gift

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Day 23: Fill the Red Kettle

In 1891, the Salvation Army used the first red kettle to change to support and feed the destitute and poverty-stricken of San Francisco during the holidays. Today, red kettles are located all over the world and more than 4 million people are assisted during the holidays in the United States alone. The contributions made by… Continue reading Day 23: Fill the Red Kettle

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Day 22: Hero Appreciation

Day after day, men and women put their lives on the line to protect and serve our community and our country. Police officers, firefighters, EMS, and soldiers in our armed forces deserve our gratitude. They need to know how much we appreciate them and their willingness to put it all on the line for us. Today,… Continue reading Day 22: Hero Appreciation

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Day 21: Lottery Ticket

Day 21 was about saying Merry Christmas through a lottery ticket. We purchased 20 $1 scratch-off lottery tickets, put them in cards, and distributed them throughout the city. We left some windshields at the store. We gave some to those working the drive-thru window at McDonald's. Some were given to strangers as we passed on… Continue reading Day 21: Lottery Ticket

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Day 20: Remember a Senior

Last night we spent a few hours making homemade Christmas cards. They featured snowmen, ornaments, Christmas trees, and warm Christmas wishes. Today, we delivered those cards to Miller's Merry Manor for day 20 of the 25 Days of Giving. This is the 3rd year that we have delivered cards to this particular facility. When we… Continue reading Day 20: Remember a Senior

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Day 19: Food Donation

Day 19 of the 25 Days was called Food Donation. We made a small food donation to help fight hunger in our community. We donated canned foods and soups, pasta, and macaroni and cheese. It wasn't much, but we hope it will help someone in need this Christmas. Day 20 is Remember a Senior. We… Continue reading Day 19: Food Donation

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Day 14: Unexpected Gift

We love to surprise people. The looks we get we when give someone an unexpected gift are heartwarming and memorable. Today, that is exactly what we did for Day 14 of the 25 Days of Giving. We handed out Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts gift cards to random people in our community. We left some on… Continue reading Day 14: Unexpected Gift

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Day 13: Generous Tip

Day 13 of the 25 Days of Giving was called Generous Tip. Food service is a difficult job and great service isn't always rewarded. Our goal was to show our appreciation for good service today by adding a little extra on the gratuity. Erica and I went to Granite City Brewing for lunch during our day… Continue reading Day 13: Generous Tip