Thursday, December 18, 2014

Heartwarming moments of the holidays

There always seem to be more heartwarming moments during the holiday season and while I often hope for that wonderful spirit to expand to the entire year, it is important to look at the good when it comes.  I keep hearing about folks who give up their own Christmas in order to brighten other people's holiday.  I'm actually talking about people who give every minute of December 25th volunteering at a shelter or food program.  There are tons of examples.
Izzy Bradley is the cute little girl pictured here in this week's Target ad.  Izzy has Down Syndrome and while using her in the chain's circular shouldn't be a bit deal, it is because not many businesses have really recognized inclusiveness.  Hopefully this will also help raise awareness.
Then there's the story of little Addie, a six-year-old who might not see another Christmas.  Folks from all over are helping to make this Christmas bright by sending her cards and stuffed animals and warm wishes.  The complete story about this little girl is at
Every day I come across more and more heartwarming stories of people doing kind and generous things - making a difference in the lives of others.  How wonderful!  If you come across some of these inspiring folks, let us know about them in the comments section below!

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