A Book of Joy, Day 17, by Briana Elizabeth

“If you find that not many of the things you asked for have come, and not perhaps quite so many as sometimes, remember that this Christmas all over the world there are a terrible number of poor and starving people.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

Give something away today.

Do a chore for someone without telling them.

Put a bag of cookies on your Mailbox for your Mail Carrier.

But a cup of coffee for the person behind you.

Clean out your closet and bring it to good will.

Donate some food to the food pantry nearest you.

Sign up to work the soup kitchen this Christmas.

Bring some old baby clothes to a crisis pregnancy center.

Remember the aged around you, and make them a Christmas card.

Buy some socks for the homeless shelters.

Shovel someone else’s car out, or their walk way.

Donate blood.

Sign up for Toys for Tots, or a local donation center for toys.

Say a prayer for someone in need of help. It seems like nothing at all, but if you have nothing to offer, it’s the greatest of sacrifices.

If you know of another way to do a good deed for someone, or a non-profit that does good work at this time of year, please leave it in the comments.

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