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gift of time

It’s that time of the year when people start asking what do you want for Christmas. What gift can I go buy you? Many of us say “oh I don’t know, I don’t really need anything” hemming and hawing around the whole question. We are very lucky that way; most of us really don’t need things. We want things like sweaters for work, or that cute pair of boots, or a new__________ (fill in the blank here) but we really don’t need them. Wants are a whole lot different than needs.

There are people who need things, I was looking at a giving tree once and the person wanted cleaning supplies. It made me want to cry right there in the store. How desperate do you have to be to ask for cleaning supplies for Christmas?

This is the time of year when the homeless shelters have all the help they can get. Everyone has a good heart now. Instead of making plans to volunteer now give the gift of your time year round. Go in February when everyone wants to be tucked up warm and snug in their homes; go in July when everyone would like to be tucked up cool and comfortable in their homes. Go when you least feel like it, when you are having your own pity party.

It doesn’t have to be a homeless shelter; it could just be spending time with an elderly shut in, or spending time at the nursing home. Army girl found out recently that old people aren’t so scary if you just give them a chance.

What most of us need for Christmas is the gift of your time.

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Looks like that (in my not so humble opinion) raving bitch Patti LaBelle is at it again. Not only does she have her body guards assault service members she herself is accused of assaulting a mother and 18 month old baby!  What will it take to get this horrible woman locked up? I have included a link to the ABC news story. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/11/patti-labelle-sued-for-allegedly-cursing-and-throwing-water-at-baby/

It just amazes me that this woman is still being praised by people. it is looking like there is a pattern of abuse and paranoia going on here. Someone needs to step in and get Patti LaBelle off the streets and into treatment of some sort. Just because you are rich and used to be somewhat decent singer does not give you the right to assault someone or have someone assaulted.

First service members and now small children, who will be next?

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I talked to Navy Girl today. Her ship is having some sad times. After making it successfully through their whole deployment without losing anyone, they have had 5 people die since they returned. The latest person to die is the CO.  The CO is the commanding officer of the ship, he was disembarking at the end of the day and collapsed on the gang plank and died.  He had only been in command for a few months and Navy Girl thinks he was in his late 40’s or early 50’s.  It is so sad when someone dies unexpectedly and the whole ship is in a bit of shock.  Please keep her ship in your thoughts.

Good luck tomorrow Air Force Girl, I know you will do awesome.

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