Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Every kid deserves a gift....

Ok, I've been remiss in posting, caught up in my own little dramas.

But I can't stay that way. Not at this time of the year.

This article was posted in today's Toronto Sun, and it made me think long and hard about everything I have.

Sure, I've got problems. We all do. Mostly monetary, and it affects everything we do. It affects our attitude, our moods, our lives.

But what if you didn't have anything?

I made a vow last Christmas to myself that this year, I would do things to make a difference in people's lives. And somehow I am finding the strength to do just that.

My first Christmas wish, as I posted on Facebook this morning, is that everyone on my friends list, and everyone that reads here, find a way to donate at least one unwrapped toy to a program in their city. If this article is an indication of anything, it's a pattern that is emerging this holiday season.

Here are a few links to programs here in Toronto, in case I have any readers in the area.

Chum City Christmas Wish

Salvation Army Canada

Kidsbank (not just for Christmas)

Good Shepherd Toy & Food Drive (out of Hamilton, but still applicable)

I know that times are tough. And people are getting more and more cynical as the days go by. Speaking with a good friend last night, he reminded me that Christmas is just one day where everyone is kind to one another, and then society as a whole goes back to being selfish assholes.

One of my changes I plan on making in myself this year is a change from within. I no longer want to be a selfish asshole in tune with the rest of the world. I want to make a difference, even a small one, in someone's life, every chance I get.

Not just at Christmas, but all year round.

I hope you'll join me.

EDITED TO ADD: I love this movie, but this part is definitely my favourite.

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.


Anndi said...

You rock, hoochie. Plain and simple.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Wonderful idea...hoping to do something but this is a no gift holiday for my new bride and I...

Darth Bismarck said...

Wow - I can't believe you actually made specific reference to my cynicism in here. I love it.

Anonymous said...


just registered and put on my todo list

hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.


With love and pride