But there are other ways I help that are more personal and impact me on a deeper level.
Like the organization SPIRIT JUMP.
If you sign up, you'll get a call for help in your in-box when someone needs a boost. And boy does it put your life in perspective. The boost you give can be anything--a card, letter, or a little gift.
I just happen to have a jewelry business, so I usually make a piece for someone. But it never seems like enough.
Like last week. I stamped the letter K for for fifteen-year-old Kayla who lost her mother Kathy to cancer and had to live with relatives.
And a B for Shari who lost her husband Bruce to cancer.
I agonized over the stone color and what to write in the card. But it felt REALLY good sending those two packages off.
Heard of the Nashville Floods? There are three writers who've been having an auction for the past seven days to help. It's on the site Do the Write Thing for Nashville.
Agents, authors, editors and artists have donated items. It's amazing watching what people bid to help.
I donated jewelry from my Tags-n-Stones site and it's up for auction THIS WEEKEND! Bid for a good cause?
So what is everyone up to this weekend?
Whatever it is, I hope you have a good one!