Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas time is here...

I've already shared this thought with many of people, but I want to send it out to the blogosphere.

This year, I was able to help (in a very small, small way) with the United Way and their Giving Tree at the University Mall. What an awesome experience. It was so great to be part of something that brings a little joy into the lives of those in need. More than that, though, it was such a wonderful thing to experience the joy of giving through others. There were many people who came to pick names off the tree, and the excitement and merriment in these people's faces was contagious! From the youngest to the oldest, these people were just so happy to be giving gifts to people less fortunate than themselves. It was beautiful to see. I wish I could put it more eloquently than that. It made my heart happy to see others so happy to give!

It was also exactly what I needed to get into the spirit of the season myself. So, thank you, United Way (mostly Marie who begged everyone she knew to volunteer) and the happy givers, for helping me feel the Spirit, for bringing joy to so many homes.

Also, a shout out to my parents for putting together Advent Books for each of their children. I'm so happy to have my own. I love reading these thoughts and scriptures everyday. They also help to keep the Spirit in my heart as we move through this season, which can sometimes be rushed and haggard. It was my secret wish to have my very own Advent Book, and I think you heard me somehow.

Merry Christmas to you all. Much love and joy I wish for you!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stuff and Things

It's been a little while since I lasted blogged. And I don't really have much to blog about today. I guess I just wanted you all to know I'm still alive.

I've been working on the projects for Christmas, which has been keeping me happily busy. I love to crochet. I love that my hands keep busy while I do other mindless things, like watch TV shows and movies on Netflix. :)

I'm totally excited to go home for Christmas. I can't wait for time with my family and to see some friends. I wish it was time to go home already.

That's all for now. I'm alive. I promise.