So...this time of year, it's soveryeasy to get caught up in the lights, decorations...and, of course...presents. We often overlook, though, how many people will go w/o all of these lovely things. Even more so...they'll go w/o the everyday things most of us take for granted...food, shelter, warm/clean clothes.
While we were doing a little shopping for ourselves on our girls' trip...my mom, sister and I decided we've all been blessed w/so many things...we wanted to do something for someone else.
We knew of 2 little girls @ a local school who each needed a new coat...but then we couldn't resist picking out some cozy, cute outfits for them...along w/new undergarments. While we were shopping...my mom struck up a conversation w/the sales girl @ Old Navy. The girl then talked to her manager...and he gave us 25% off our entire order! Go Old Navy guy!! :)
*Yowzas! We got so much great stuff for these little girls! I wish I could be there when they see all of their new things...to see the smiles on their little faces...to hear their giggles.
It's a pretty cool feeling to do something for someone else...knowing they are going to have a *warm fuzzy* getting new, special things. Now...I definitely don't think we shouldn't get excited about the holidays...or buy each other presents...it's just important that we remember everyone...not just ourselves.