Recently, I had the opportunity to help one of my good friends. She and her husband will be adopting a special needs boy in China. For the past three years they have been praying and raising money to make the adoption happen. I recently read a newspaper article about their latest garage sale and their blog site describing their journey. After reading their story, I felt compelled to help my friend. I figured why not? In the past, I have helped others through volunteer work whether taking calls at a crisis hotline center, packing healthy nutritious meals for HIV/AIDs clients, or delivering Christmas packages to needy families. I discussed this with my husband and we both agreed to help my friend. My friend was totally blown away by our gift. I told her that I felt blessed to help her.
So consider someone you know (or even don't know) who needs help. They will truly appreciate it.
Linda Luecke MA, LPC