This is the holiday season where so many get into the spirit of giving and loving, but forget about it the rest of the year. For a good portion of my adult life, I have been involved in a wide array of community service, charity or philanthropy. Giving of my time and resources has always given me a lot of joy.
Now as a busy single mom, it is a little bit more challenging to find the surplus of time I used to have to devote to lots of causes and with some life altering circumstances my financial house is not in overflow, but I have purposed that in the New Year I will get back to participating in serving my community and making it a better place.
I have already begun teaching my son that there is more to life than having stuff. He is at an age where Christmas and toys is really important, but one day I explained to him that he is a very blessed little boy and there are so many children that don't have toys and so many of the things that he has in abundance. He listened to me intently and said: "ok mommy" but what made my heart melt was the next day when he asked me to help him go through his toy box and select toys to give to children that were less fortunate.
.I try very hard to lead by example and my son is well on his way to growing up to be a a great person of honor. At the tender age of 5 he already has such a compassionate heart. When we see homeless people he wants to pray for them. Having compassion and empathy for others makes the world a better place. Just giving your time can make a huge difference in someone's life.
Black and white Shirt: Love Culture:, White Shirt: Macys:, Orange Pants: H&M, Black Booties: Urban Original, Purse: Michael Kors