Saturday, 18 December 2010
One week to go before Christmas! The presents are wrapped, the freezer's full, and sitting looking at the Christmas tree sparkling in the conservatory I think to myself - how blessed I am.
Life's not all hunky-dory at the moment, but on balance I have much to be thankful for and with New Year's resolutions on the horizons I'm thinking about how I can use what I've been blessed with to hopefully make a difference for someone else.
2011 may indeed be a very different year for me - on the work-front at the very least! So, I'm thinking about how to use my time wisely.
One of the projects I want to do more to support is The Butterfly Home. It doesn't take much to knit a few garments and these kids are so needy it breaks my heart.
Another charity I'd like to do more for, practically, is Dogs Trust. This year we lost our faithful hound, Bruce, whom we'd adopted from Dog's Trust twelve years ago; it would be nice to give something more back to this charity, perhaps by becoming a volunteer dog-walker?
So with all this for starters, will there be time for writing....? I'd like to think so, but who knows!
Anyway, as we all celebrate this Christmas let's spare a thought for those less fortunate. Wouldn't the world be a slightly better place if each of us was able to make even a small difference in someone else's life?