Making A Difference: Do something memorable!

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 In planning for the holidays, remember, it is your presence (not your presents) that makes the most difference! Now, don't get me wrong: I like and appreciate both, but I have noticed it is the shared moments that last in my memory much longer than what someone gave me last year. Can you remember the gifts you got last year? Plan to do something special this year with those you love.

One year, one of my friends rented a limo for Christmas Eve and took her family on a tour of one of Tucson's most decorated neighborhoods, Winterhaven. After they oowed and ahhed, they had a picnic in the desert! I imagine they are all still talking about the Christmas we rented the limo!

One of the great things about giving yourself is that it doesn't have to cost a lot. Maybe, a coupon book for a  monthly lunch to an older relative. Or babysitting coupons for the one's who never get a night out away from the kids. Or, maybe it is spending a part of the holiday singing carols at a retirement home or hospital. One year, I got a bunch of $5 bills and left them on the windshields of some cars....

Have fun this season. Don't stress. Do something memorable!

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Jeanean Stay tuned :>)

Grace Thanks. I bet you have a nice strong relationship with those clients. Thanks to you for coming by and I loved your posts as well. No worries with the spelling of my name...it is different! Thanks for paying attention. You've made me feel special

Joan Let us know what you consider

December 05, 2007 09:02 AM
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I see there is now a Part 2 of this post as a main blog entry. Good idea!!! Keep the idea going!!
December 05, 2007 11:07 AM
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Judy Tuscano
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Joeann -  I prefer the moments with friends and family far more than any gifts. I do like your idea about the $5 bills. What a pleasant surprise for those who received anonymously. 
December 05, 2007 09:33 PM
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Sharon Exarhos

Hi Joanne,   Great idea.  Be a secret gift giver.  When going through the drive through pay for the next car behind you.  In a crowd, approach the people who are alone or not engaged in the conversations.  Read to the children in your family.  Find those who have no one to share a meal with you, invite as many as you can and make it a real celebration.  Survey your pantry and donate food items to the local food shelter or mission.  Volunteer to serve.  You have me on a roll, I think I will ask my family members to create 100 ways to make a difference.  I wish all of you the very best life has to offer.  Make it fun!

December 07, 2010 05:18 PM
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Joeann Fossland
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Hi Sharon! What great ideas! Thanks for jumping in and playing and I'd love to see this spread to your family! It was also wonderful to see you at the WCR Installation. If there is anything I can do for you guys in NV this year, just ask!

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