I really take delight in being able to bring you this blog every Friday. Some of my associate bloggers have nifty tag lines like “Tech Tuesdays” or “Thirsty Thursdays”. I was going to go with “Fabulous Fridays” but it seemed really cliché. I will find the appropriate one for me, one day.
So, I was really at a miss for what to write about today. My theme is usually something in regards to backup tips and tricks but with the holidays on us, especially today, I thought I would try to come up with something more meaningful.
No matter what your faith may be, we are living in times in this country where there are friends and neighbors that are in need of help. That friend or neighbor may need financial help due to the loss of a job. It may be that they need help of an emotional nature. An emotional need can really surface at this time of year. Having someone to help get through a time like this can be very helpful.
Therefore, the “back” this week I would like to suggest is to “Give Back”.
“Give Back” some of your wealth to that favorite charity.
Perhaps take some cookies and a few young people by a nursing home and see if you can make the holidays brighter for an elderly person. “Give Back” to the elderly.
“Give Back” some of your time to another person that maybe spending a holiday alone. Sometimes just a call can help. Better yet, invite them to join you and your family for the holiday celebration.
“Give Back” some effort to send to the troops overseas, a holiday greeting. Xerox is sponsoring a website that will allow you to do this. The holidays are more than one day. I would not like to be away from my loved ones at the holidays. A word of appreciation from home always makes the stay easier.
“Give Back” to your family the traditions and the reasons for the season. Or establish new traditions that can be passed down to the next generation.
Finally, “Give Back” to yourself, the memories of pleasures of the past year. It does not matter how many. Even if it is only one memory, bask in the pleasure of that memory. “Give Back” the hope and promise of a new and even better year and make it for yourself, your family, your friends and associates.