Saturday, December 04, 2010
Lorrie Struiff - Christmas Advice and Wild Blackberries Giveaway
Lorrie Struiff, the author of the paranormal thriller, "Gypsy Crystal," is here to offer some holiday suggestions and to giveaway a free copy of here story, "Wild Blackberries." Leave a comment to win. I'll choose a random commenter and announce the winner here on December 11th. If I can contact the winner by email, I'll do so, otherwise you'll need to send a note to mgdasef (AT) gmail.com
Read all about Lorrie's writing on her website.
Now, here's Lorrie:
Hi Marva, thanks for the invitation to your blog. I’m so happy to be here.
Well, it’s that time of year again, the hustle, the bustle, the parties, the food planning and the gift buying. Families gather to share the festivities. We start gift buying on Thanksgiving—or before—for the big day.
I don’t know about you readers, but by the time the holiday does arrive, I’m wishing it were over. In fact, I’m holidayed out way before the big day.
I get tired of the grandchildren yelling, “I want that, I want that” every time a toy ad is shown on TV.
Many of us would like a less commercialistic month, I’m sure.
There are so many things you can do.
Sometimes, I purchase a food gift card from the local grocery store and mail it to a needy family that I know--anonymously of course.
There may be an elderly couple I know whose children cannot come home for the holiday. I invite them to share my family and dinner for the day.
There is a handicapped person near who may need to get out shopping. I offer to take them.
There may be a shut-in living near. They appreciate a visit and some company.
There is so much more, but I’m sure you know what I mean.
Even the littlest of things you do can make you and the person feel good.
Help a neighbor carry groceries into their house.
Offer them a cup of hot coffee when they are hanging Christmas lights in the cold.
Shovel snow out of an elderly person’s driveway or sidewalk.
Haul out their garbage can for pickup day.