Holiday Goodness

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To help promote a Holiday Gift Drive for CHS, I’ve been asked to blog to the prompt, “What is the nicest thing that someone has done for you during the holidays?”.

To be honest, at first I thought that finding just one thing that was the nicest would be pretty tough. As a Pastor’s Kid, there were always nice things happening, not only for us (Christmas magic, indeed) but by us (even if we didn’t have it, we gave it). Even with all the Holiday Goodness I’ve witnessed in my 30 Holiday seasons, one thing does stand out.

Arianna has always had a tender, loving heart. When I think about her dedication to giving toys to charities at Christmastime, it brings tears to my eyes. The nicest thing ever done for me at Holiday time would be watching her give a toy to a local toy drive last year. As she laid the sweet doll down and kissed it goodbye, she said, “Mommy, it’s okay that I am saying goodbye to this doll. I am naming her Arianna and it will make another ‘lil girl’s Christmas. I just hope she has a blanket to keep it warm”. If that wasn’t the nicest thing (affirming that we’re raising givers), I don’t know what is.


As we gear up for another Holiday season and this organization and that are asking for donations, I ask that you consider giving in some way. Your time, your thoughts, your gifts, something. If a child can do it, so can you.

This post was written from a prompt by Community Human Services Holiday Gift Drive in partnership with Pittsburgh Tweetup. To learn more about the CHS: Holiday Gift Project and how you can get involved visit:

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5 thoughts on “Holiday Goodness”

  1. You definitely have a girl with a big ol’ heart of gold there my friend! She’s definitely going to be one of those people that grows up giving back to the world and making it a more positive place to live 🙂

  2. You are exactly right.. if the kid can do it… we can too!  But also know this, kids get that from their parents… so good work on your part!

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