I have another 10 of these done. That leaves 10 more and I am all finished up. As I promised they will be done no later than January 1st.
1. Sent a card to a friend that was having a bad day.
2. I bought Halloween treats from a candy store for all of my friend’s kids.
3. I hid dollar bills around the toy section of the Dollar Store. Inside books and coloring books and under bottles of bubbles and other small toys. Can you imagine the face of a little kid that finds money to buy a toy?
4. A local restaurant had a pie sale for an employee diagnosed with cancer. I ordered a pie and paid for 2.
5. Made a monetary donation to a Salvation Army in New Jersey for the Hurricane Sandy victims.
6. Introduced myself to a neighbor and invited her and her husband to join us in our storm shelter next time the sirens go off. This was extremely difficult as I make a point of not knowing my neighbors. “Like a good neighbor, stay over there” is my attitude.
7. Some people were set up in front of Walgreens one morning collecting cash for a 7-year-old with brain cancer. I emptied my pockets of the cash I had on me.
8. Bought items to be shipped by a local trucking company to help out the folks trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
9. While out Black Friday shopping with the masses, I picked up a couple of items for friends that didn’t want to venture out in the madness.
10. The last one I just signed up for today, so I am not sure exactly what all it entails, but there is a charity for the families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. It is called, “Secret Sandy” and the families write letters asking for certain items that would help them have a better Christmas. From what I read it is mostly for their children. I have a hard time thinking of children not having anything for Christmas so I signed up immediately. Soon, they will send me a letter from my family and I will go to filling their wish list.
If this is something that would interest you, please visit http://secretsandy.org/mission
Although I only have 10 more to finish my mission, I feel this project has changed me and will be something I continue doing the rest of my life. It has opened my eyes and made me examine different ways to make the lives of others better because giving is what it is all about…especially when you have a life as blessed as mine.