I took my son to my FAVORITE place yesterday (the dollar store) and we were able to fill a box with stuff for a child that has NOTHING. I think about how excited these kids get about TOOTHBRUSHES, and then I remember the fight I had with my 4 year old this morning who didn't want to brush his teeth.
We are so fortunate, SO SO SO fortunate, I feel it is a great responsibility of mine as a parent to teach him how important it is to be generous to those that aren't as fortunate!
We also draw names off of the angel tree at Walmart and things like that (once we even drew names off of a senior citizen tree), but I ADORE the message and the mission of Operation Christmas Child and I absolutely had to share it with you all!!!!!! If you are interested in donating a gift for a child in need, please visit:
When I watch that video, and I see the look of sheer delight on those children's faces, and then I realize, I spent less on that present than I do for my family to go to McDonald's...its amazing what an impact such a small amount can have. Tis the season...