Giving where you can.

This time of year, while wonderful and full of joy, can be so very hard on many people.  It is sometimes hard to know how and who one can help, especially when one is tight on funds.  It does seem most everyone I know is tighter this year in the funds department.  However that isn’t stopping us from doing what we can.

I want to share with you a few things I have done that have made me feel really great this year.  One of them was my donation to Locks of Love.  Just yesterday I went down and got my hair chopped off and am sending in 20 inches of hair to Locks if Love.  I have been meaning to do it for about six months now.  Yesterday something just clicked and off I went to do it.  Greg took a kinda blurry picture of me, but I am showing it anyway so you can see how long it was and how long it still is.

The other thing I have been able to do, is share some thing things I had, that I don’t use or need anymore with some fellow lampworkers.   A beautiful person had a great idea to post a thread for people to list things they would like to have and it was a no pressure, stress free secret Santa kind of thing.  Lampworkers all across the globe were soon sharing things with other lampworkers as a Christmas surprise.  It was truly wonderful to read all the thank you posts from people literally everywhere, from all across the world.  It’s a great community I tell you.

One more thing I have on my list of thing to do, is to make butterfly and heart beads for Beads of Courage.   They are used for symbolic gesters for milestones and memories of children with serious illnesses.  Please, if you are a lampworker, consider this cause.  It is something easily doable, or at least I think so.

In a time when funds are tight, it is very rewarding to me to be able to find things I am able to do with love.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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