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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Give A Little Bit



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






 Remember that each day is a gift, that's why it's called the present:-)

20 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh LV. This made my heart melt. Your son is precious and it is so good to teach him that now as well. I have always taught my kids that way and it really shows too. You are doing a WONDERFUL job. I have a very high respect for mothers like yourself.

Also love your orange trousers! you always look great in orange.

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

I love how you are teaching your son and it sounds like he is well on the way to a great man of character.

Wishing you and your household a very Merry Christmas. xx

Petite and Hungry said...

you pull off orange pants so well!

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Haylie said...

I love your outfit, you styled those orange pants perfectly! Your son sounds adorable by the way! It's amazing that he can grasp the concept of helping those less fortunate so well. And wanting to pray for homeless people. Thats so sweet! sounds like you are an awesome mom!

-Haylie

Oluwaseun Sodunke said...

Your son is truly learning the spirit of giving back. I'm sure he's grateful to have a mother like you, that plants profitable seeds in his life.

From a tender age, children are able to pick up things easy, good or bad. So, it's best for parents to be mindful of the teachings they give their children.

You're doing a great job! :)

As for me, I've made it a conscious effort to give back, in whatever way I can!

Chanel said...

You are rockin those orange pants girl!! You look great!

Carsedra McKoy said...

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Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love what you are pouring into your son...if we all did that for our children the world would be a wonderful place!

Val said...

Love this post and those pants are awesome.

Lisa said...

Your are wearing the heck out of those orange pants.

Emmy said...

Volunteering is something I really want to do in the future as well. I do believe that it is better to give than to receive, but unfortunately is harder to practice sometimes:(
And love your orange pants, LV! Happy Friday.

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maryj joy said...

Your son is so lucky and your sharing is very useful to everyone. Thanks

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Priscilla said...

That is so sweet of your son and I applaud you for teaching him these principles at such an early age. Love those bright orange pants too

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BUDGET CHIC said...

Love the color combination. That color pops against the black and white! Cute look!

xtraleo said...

This is a great lesson for a child of any age. I try to keep myself in check so as I don't over stimulate my 2 1/2 year old with too many things. This upcoming year I plan to be in more control of my finances and how I spend my dollars. #blmhop Andrea @ www.be-quoted.com

Live Life in Style said...

Amazing quotes! Love them, and loving the orange pants

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Kat asecondglance said...

You appear to be doing a standup job raising your son, and it's clear that even at a young age, his lessons are being taken to heart.

One of my favourite charitable acts when we were young was a donation checklist where the amount a household will donate based on the number of certain items in your home (e.g. number of electricity outlets, number of bathrooms). We had fun filling out the checklist, and our donation was then a reflection of our household financial situation.

angiejenkins2011 said...

I am touched by this. Little man is sounding a lot like his mommy. You are such a great role model and your son is taking on so many of the great qualities that make you who you are.

Toya Nicole said...

I want that purse! Love MK! ~ Toya @mstravelchic.com #BLMBlogHop

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