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Showing posts from December, 2014

My wish for you this holiday season

Joy to appreciate the everyday Strength to accept the truth Friends to bring you comfort Patience to persevere Sunsets to renew your passion Gratitude to find peace And Love to fill your heart.

How I know I've changed

Each passing year brings with it new journeys and discoveries. Situations that push limits and teach you about yourself and the world, and that change you in some way. They can build on previous realizations or bring entirely new ones. You seldom know when these changes are actually taking place, but down the road in often everyday situations you know you're different. 

Precious time

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. - Barbara Bush

The holiday season can be a bittersweet time for many.  It inspires people to reflect on the events and accomplishments of the past year, on those they love and those they've lost. A few realizations crystallize in the process – how quickly time passes and how precious it all is.

Holiday to do list

As you get ready for the holidays, consider this to do list instead.

Today is Giving Tuesday

On the heels of Black Friday, that day when people idealize the consumerist gods, comes a new public movement to donate and to volunteer in whatever way matters to you -- Giving Tuesday. A special reminder to all of us to think of others and our communities, Giving Tuesday is a global celebration; a time where charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for their favourite causes over a one month period beginning with this day.
So what can you do to get involved? Here are just a few things:
1. Donate to the charity of your choice and receive a tax receipt.
2. Use your social media channels to promote this movement. Click here for some sample social media messages to spread the word and follow @ givingtuesdayca today. 
3. Choose a volunteer cause that is right for you! 
4. Instead of a traditional gift, send a charity gift card to someone you love. 
5. Get inspired by learning what others are doing for Giving Tuesday.
So how about it? Don’t delay. Give today.