DO GOOD IN DECEMBER

In the hustle and bustle of these weeks before Christmas, it is easy to forget the needy, or vulnerable, the ones on the border of poverty, as well as mentally needy. This is the Veteran’s Memorial Hall.
Thurs. Door

 

Sorry, not the best image, but portrays that for some, so painfully aware they are not a part of a family, or cannot afford to eat at a unique restaurant.
Also think of the families where love does not reign or where abuse is prevalent, and where little children’s voices
are not heard!
Weekly Smile, Makro-Tex: Voice

Or, where something as an apple
being a snack is a luxury
DutchGTN

 

The Have-Nots do not travel the 101 freeway, since it is next to the beaches of the ritzy Malibu, Santa Barbara, etc.
Sky Watch, Sun Tree

 

There was this tree in Santa Barbara, around the corner of Starbucks (very middle class), with many of the velvet pink flowers, strewn on the ground by wind gusts
Floral Fri Foto, FOTD

 

The fun and light of this Caroussel in Irvine Center, a shopping place of the ones who can afford it.
The rush (One Word Sunday) of the movement
Sun Best

Please do not forget to give something of your time, or abundance of $$, groceries, clothes, or what have you: cookies, a hamburger, anything! You don’t know how much brighter you can make someone else’s dark
month with your gift.

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When you share your experience
All Seasons  is Rockin’

One image from Sunday – Friday noon.

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Thanks to All the Hosts!
Thurs. Door * Thankful Thurs. *Sky Watch PhotoAWeek *
Floral Fri Foto *Weekend Reflection * Fri Bliss *
One Word Sun * Sun Tree * Sun Best *
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26 thoughts on “DO GOOD IN DECEMBER

  1. So much rings true in your post. I work at an Urgent care center where we run a medication addiction treatment program and just today one of the patients gave another patient his last $20 so she could provide gas for her daughter with 4 kids who gave her a ride. We were so touched so we gave him a gift certificate to a local grocery store. This sort of thing is so contagious and you are right, we have to pay it forward. Happy holidays!

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  2. Thanks for the reminder that this time of the year is not joyful for everyone, Jesh. Making Christmas special for someone who will otherwise be miserable during the festive season is a very generous and kind thing to do.
    Appreciate your weekly linking up in the “My Sunday Best” meme.

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  3. thanks for the wonderful posting with all the photos of it!
    Yes, you should think of the other people who go shclechter!
    I wish you and your family a nice Christmas season

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  4. Oh but your shot of the 101 is so pretty and I’m digging the carousel photo, so gold and bright. A good apple is kind of a luxury, you only get the best ones in the fall and even the most expensive apples can be duds. Mmmm, autumn apples.

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  5. You are using a different name, so I didn’t recognize you until I landed on the site 🙂 Yes, we need to think of those in need all year, but they are particularly vulnerable this time of year.

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  6. Thanks for this very timely reminder. We can get so busy bustling around at this time of year that it is so easy to forget what’s most important. Happy Holidays to you and yours 🙂

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  7. I like that photo on the 101. Very pretty. So true about not forgetting about the needy, the homeless, the destitute. That perhaps is the most important part of the holidays.

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  8. An excellent reminder, Jesh, and what the spirit of Christmas is all about. It also doesn’t take a lot. Many years ago, when we didn’t have a lot of money, we gave $50 to a woman from church who our pastor said could use some help. We felt very uncomfortable, but every year for many years, she told us how she wasn’t going to be able to buy her son a winter coat and that money allowed her to do it. We did that same thing for some years after and also for some years bought bicycles for children whose parents couldn’t afford one. My husband said getting a bike was such a big thing for him as a child that he wanted to bless others with bikes. Seeing the responses was priceless.

    BTW, I love the photo along the 101.
    janet

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    1. I like some more of these kinds of stories on my my blog:):) These are the best kind of comments! Am glad, the first time is always the hardest. Isn’t it interesting, that after that first time, our money seems to increase??

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  9. Interesting decorations on that first door. It is tragic to drive through an opulent suburb and then find yourself in a poor section of town. I have worked at soup kitchens and food banks and the most important thing is to treat everyone with respect. We are all just one wrong move away from homelessness.

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  10. Wonderful message and helping and giving should be a year round thing. The Merry-go-round is pretty.
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  11. Dearest Junieper2,
    Yes, we all can contribute to that!
    As for our friend, sure we rejoice that he is ‘whole’ again and without pain but for his relative young widow it is a silent holiday with his would be birthday on the Dutch 2nd Christmas day…
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you Dan! There’s a part of the psychologist that will never die in me:) Was trying already before to comment on your one-lines, but I get a blank, and on top it’s blinking – I know it’s because of the rainy and foggy weather here, so I’ll be back later or tomorrow

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