I had the pleasure of helping organize and manage a wonderful fundraiser last weekend for author Victoria Zak who received a devastating cancer diagnosis recently. All the authors who donated their time and gifts and the generous bidders should be congratulated for raising over$3,000 in just two days.
The event reminded me how quickly friends and peers can get together and really make a difference. Oceans of distance didn’t keep us from reaching out, neither did financial limitations. As a reminder to us all, a shred of kindness donated–whether time, a supportive word, or money, ALL matters.
The holiday season reminds us to be generous, but I believe the spirit of giving should extend throughout the year.
So the next time you see a person who needs help, remember, a smile can change the course of someone’s day or life. A hot meal can give someone hope. That dollar you think won’t make a difference, will. Don’t hesitate, give what you can, be generous with your time, and love someone just for the sake of seeing them smile.
That’s the lesson I’m walking away with this week.
Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.