The real gifts of the season
Brave Writer mom Jessica writes:
Thinking about the Season ahead. The chaos. The busyness. The My Christmas List attitude. Trying hard to think of ways to fill the Season with the attitude of gratitude, love, and giving. Our Book A Day Christmas Countdown is a great start – connecting through play with our little ones – sharing our presence above presents.
As I was thinking about ways to incorporate more kindness and mindfulness into our countdown – ways to teach friendship and love and mindfulness – during a trip through our local grocery store, my 7 year old told me she wants to give food to people in our neighborhood who may need some this holiday.
When we got home we logged onto Philabundance to find out what KINDS of food are really needed right now. She wrote down the list. Then she decided she wanted to ask our friends, neighbors, Daddy’s coworkers, and community to help collect food donations.
My little Brave Writer wrote a letter to our friends asking for help. We sent some to work with Daddy. We are going to put one in each preschool cubby.
I am so inspired by her willingness to take on a project and get the ball rolling on this and … I am blown away by the care and compassion she expressed today.
As we head into the month of December I am so grateful to pause and breathe this in. Fully. And truly. So grateful for these moments of presence … As she shares the real gifts of the Season.
Love and gratitude,
For those in the Philadelphia, PA area who would like to contribute, there’s a collection box at Columbus Square Park:
Passyunk Square Park
1200 Wharton St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
But any donations either tangible, physical goods, or monetary donations directly to Philabundance would be greatly appreciated. They offer two meals to someone in need for every $1.00 donated.