Friday, December 14, 2012

Be an Angel

In light of today's tragedy, the mass murder of 27 individuals at a Connecticut school, I felt it necessary to stress the importance of cherishing who and what we have, but also we should remember that there are those who are not as fortunate as we may be.  Events like these are devastating to those who are heavily impacted by the situation, as well as those who are mere witnesses of the story.  We wonder "Why would someone do such a thing?", "What were they thinking?", "He/She must be crazy!".Unfortunately, people who do such a thing are suffering in ways may have never imagined.  Stress, depression, loneliness, helplessness, and anger can become overwhelming for those who feel there is no help.

This time of year, especially, when we are suppose to be focusing on spreading cheer and spending time with our family and friends, not everyone is as lucky to call someone "friend" or even "family".  When events such as this school shooting occur, our hearts are heavy for those who are affected.  Our hearts are heavy because we can't imagine what it must feel like to loose a loved one in such a manner.  Our hearts are heavy because we mourn for the tragic lost of an innocent child.  Our hearts are heavy because we feel helpless to mend the hearts of those who have lost loved ones.

Would you like to hear the good news?  We are not helpless to mend some broken hearts.  Tragedy happens everyday, but we as individuals can make the world a little brighter.  There are thousands of children who are affected by the loss of their loved ones.  Not only in death, but unfortunately adults make careless decisions that also land them in prison.  Even after serving prison terms it may be difficult for parents to regain custody of their children, find a job, and provide for their families.  Children are tossed from one home/relative to another.  This time of year can prove very difficult for them.

Be an Angel this Holiday Season.  Donate gifts at Toys for Tots locations, Volunteer at your local Boys and Girls club, offer help to a struggling parent, donate a gift to a needy family that you hear about in those radio letters.  Right now, a generous donor has agreed to match every $12.58 that is donated to the Salavation Army Angel tree.  Thats right, just $12.58 can help make a difference in more than one child's life.  Visit Salvation Army Angel Tree to make a donation today.  Your local mall may have a physical tree that allows for you to pick a child to purchase gifts for.

Be a light in this dark time.  Make good prevail, if it is within our means.  People are suffering everyday, and unfortunately anger, frustration, and depression may get the best of them, which in turn allows tragic incidents like this occur.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.  Happy Holidays!!

If you decide to donate, volunteer, or adopt an angel, share your story in a comment.  Also, tweet me your responses or holiday pictures @TalkStillCheap1  The first one who comments and tweets me proof that they have made a donation to the Salvation army money tree will recieve a gift from!! GO!

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