December 22 , 2007 Well , it may be too late to recieve assistance if you haven't applied at this date . Still , if you have small children , there are things that you can do . Please try the pages below for many very low cost / no cost gifts that you can make.
Please remember that things do not fill an empty heart . Love does. Show love to your family . Celebrate what you do have . You already have more than you know . Just start making a list of the good things . Is your family healthy ? together? Do you have lights ? heat? water ? a car ? food ? There are many who do not have that much
The Salvation Army in my town had requests from 2,000 families this year . Only 500 recieved help . I am not saying this as a depressing thing , but to show that many are in the same spot that we all are.
Still , start making that list of things to be happy for . Everyone can come up with something if they try.
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I sincerely pray that everyone has a very happy and Blessed Christmas.
Risking sounding like a broken record : I don't have money to give.
You don't know how much that I pray that I did ( for that matter , you don't know how much that I pray I had money for my own family for Christmas- an addendem - it doesn't really matter - we have so much already !)
Still , MONEY DOES NOT BUY HAPPINESS ! We can all be happy without things if we work on the really important parts of living .
FAMILY , FRIENDS , LIVING IN A FREE COUNTRY , SHARING , BEING HAPPY TO HAVE WHAT WE HAVE AND NOT ALWAYS WANTING MORE - THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT BRING TRUE JOY IN OUR LIVES IF WE LET GO OF ALL THE MATERIAL THINGS WE THINK WE NEED.
If you think you are deprived , think of our fellow human beings living on the streets , or in third world countries that walk 10 miles with a sick child on their back only for the child to die at the clinic because they ran out of the proper medicine - THAT is what it is like to do without.
Please , learn how to be happy with what you have and don't always want more. Your children deserve a good role model.My daughter and I have no money for presents this year . I decided to set the mood and look at all that we do have ( which is ALOT !) Now , both of us are not only OK with it , but we are having FUN and we both feel very FESTIVE and FULL OF JOY with no presents , imagine !!?!!
If you are in the same boat , be the one to set the mood . It may turn into a Christmas to remember.
You can still use the suggestions on my Christmas pages , and create a wonderful , Blessed holiday for your family. Or....forget presents all together ,and be happy with what you have . It works.
After all , it's not our birthday !
Still , I got a gift !
( The link directly above does not necessarily represent what the owners of Aidpage might or might not believe personally , but it is does represent what my personal beliefs are -soulight )