Day 321 Question 321:
What do you want for Christmas?
I am not Mother Teresa. I do like to buy things sometimes. I, however, have grown very uncomfortable to have other people buy things for me. My mother has asked me over and over again what I want for Christmas and I keep telling her that I want nothing….which is true. I finally told her that I wanted to choose an organization for them to donate money to. I want to send money to an organization featured in the book/documentary Half the Sky to help send as many kids as possible to school…to give them to gift of education. I don’t know why I have changed so drastically but I don’t want to do for me anymore….I NEED to give back. I don’t volunteer my free time as much as I could but I want to bring happiness to others…to those that have very little happiness in their lives. I desperately want to rid myself of my nervousness and fears and save my money to venture to countries afar and meet these children and women and learn from them…to offer them words of love and encouragement. I don’t believe there is such a good thing as a selfless good deed because when we do for others we feel a goodness and warmth in our heart and what a reward that is. I know that visiting foreign countries and seeing poverty would break my heart and knowing how little some people have and the struggles they go through but I know that being able to engage with them and sharing with them my words and my love would make me feel complete in a way that I have never felt and hopefully bring them at least a little bit of happiness if even for just a moment.