Like a whole bunch of other folks I grew up in the long ago BI days.
“BI” means Before Internet. It was, although much different to today, a good time to be a kid. We played ball, hide n’ seek and board games. We ran around in the woods and fished in a convenient pond or over at the river. Sometimes we actually caught something.
Like most kids we were unconcerned with the world as a whole — most of the time. The most important times in our lives–or at least my life–were birthdays and Christmas. On Christmas and on my birthday I knew I would probably receive a new gift. A gift that wasn’t handed down by a better-off relative or friend. Something that would be mine–first!
Thinking back we were not the “poorest” people around. I recall thinking of other kids as “poor.” Granted, poor is a relative term. We happened to live in an area and attend schools that reflected the extremes of “have” and “have-notness.”
And “have-notness” is what this little post is about.
On the news a few minutes ago it was reported that both The Salvation Army Angel Tree and The USMC Toys for Tots programs are facing a 25% decline in donated toys for distribution this Christmas.
If you have the wherewithal to help make Christmas a little better for a child or two please contact your local Salvation Army Angel Tree Sponsor or USMC Toys for Tots program and donate a toy.
Ten, fifteen or even fifty years from now that once kid will remember benefiting from your generosity.
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