Here are ways to make your last-minute gift-giving count in a whole new way! You can be sure that living Life on this Path will bring you much Joy.
SOME GOOD WORKS – for the Holiday Season, and all year long!
___ Remember “NORSE”(TM) when thinking about food – “Natural, Organic, Regional, Sustainable, Everyday”! Go into battle for your own Health and our Planet’s, each meal. Your body and your Earth-Mother will thank you! What you do moment-by-moment accrues, and affects all of us. Please think, then make life-sustaining choices.
___ Brad Pitt’s foundation to rebuild the devasted, formerly impoverished “9th Ward” of New Orleans, Louisianna. I say: ‘Donate a Doorknob’(TM) or whatever you can afford, personally OR donate a whole house, if you are a corporate representative. These poorest people have been without their homes and proper shelter for 3 years now. What a government scandal. Learn more at: http://makeitrightnola.org and read the New York Times article at:
___ In the truest spirit, donate as anonymously as you can. Here is a particularly worthy cause. Last October, in New York City, life changed for an incredibly vital, active 67 year old, whose whole Life has been a daily testament to giving Hope and Love to others. Her name is Susan Barron and you can read her story at:
and you can help her to recover and heal, after giving others Healing all her life, by donating to her long-term health care needs at:
___ As you are planning your spring garden, curl up with your seed catalogues and plan seed purchases to be part of the “Plant A Row For The Hungry” Project. Last year, tons of food was donated to local Food Banks by gardeners in this program. Please join in. For more information: email Elizabeth: gardenwrite(at)comcast.com where you replace (at) by @ (I did this format so robots won’t be able to “harvest” her address).
___ Plant Trees – Leave a Legacy – Heal Our Earth.
Please visit raw-food guru David Wolfe’s non-profit site which hopes to plant 3 fruit trees on earth for every person – yes, that’s a lot of trees! But if we are to have enough healthy, fresh, raw food, this is a labor of love which must be done!
You can find David’s site at: http://ftpf.org/mission.htm
Another site I saw mentioned is www.treegivers.com
___ Buy Handmade! Take the pledge at: www.buyhandmade.org and find out why doing this is SO important. Then continue onto the links on that page to find where artists and crafters congregate. One such site is www.etsy.com
Remember, living life in a more Voluntary Simplicity way, is kinder to our planet and to your pocket, too. It’s got nothing to do with “deprivation”! Learn more, and especially read the section called Practice at:
Please put your money where it really works, rather than into conspicuous consumption of material goods — that is my sincere suggestion.
Choices like these can be used anytime to make a more memorable, meaningful present for anyone.
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Have a blessed Holy Day, whatever religion you may be, as many are about to celebrate now, as the Winter Solstice comes.
Best to all — Em
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