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Dec 31, 2011 - The House of Love #1

Updated: Jan 7, 2020

With the holiday season around the corner, it is once again a time to spread love and joy. The month of November marks a beginning for the many holidays to follow. Stepping into my 20th birthday, I was ready for a wonderful season ahead with warmth, laughter, and love all around. What was supposed to be a joyful evening also marked the day of my grandma’s death. I am left with mixed fillings. How could I be happy with such a tragic happening? I am saddened to realize that I will no longer be able to see her again. What are left are only stories that can be told of her. I am struck by how short life is. One day someone will be there, and the next day they can just disappear, into thin air. This is why I will learn to cherish my loved ones, treat them right, and love them when it is still possible. With the holiday season around the corner, I find it impossible to express how thankful I am for everything I have been blessed with in life. As they usually say, “You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love”.

Somewhere out there is a family in need of a home, a child in need of food to eat, and a person in need of love and care. If I can do it, then you can too. Why not spread a little love, and make someone’s dream come true? I recently read about a very unfortunate family in Vietnam with a tiny dream of having a place to live.  All the grandmother wants is a home to raise her grandchildren in. If everyone would lend a hand, her dream will come true in no time. I received $400 for my birthday this year and have decided to donate $200 to the family. If each person out there could skip just one dinner, refrain from buying that one shirt, and save some money for the day; this women’s dream will come true. This is why I have decided to spread some love this holiday season, to set aside a little money that I have and not think of myself for once. A little help from each person can make a big difference.  With all the excess we have in our lives, we tend to forget how unfortunate people are out there. We forget what life is like living without a home, without clothes to wear, and without food to eat. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what you have and to share some of it with others. What better way to donate than to give some money into making this family’s dream come true? I truly thank everyone for always supporting me in everything I do. I would not be where I am today without you guys. I wish everyone a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with love all around.

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