I dare say is a blog created for women and girls. It is a collection of articles, thoughts and current issues that will help readers find inspiration to be their authentic self. Not to mention loads of fun girly stuff that makes life full of joy!
after the last piece of pie is served on Thanksgiving you simultaneously hear
Jimmy Stewart proclaim
his love for Bedford Falls while feeling that looming pit in your stomach grow
as that adorable little Zuzu sweetly chants, “Look, Daddy.Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an
angel gets his wings.” (Side note: if that movie were made today you know “his
wings” would be replaced with “his or her wings”)
It is not the regret of a 3000 calorie
dinner, it is the anticipation of Christmas/Hanukkah.Why is it that the most magical holiday of the year is often fraught
with dread and general angst? I, along with many, believe it is about the
gifts.Do we give…do we pick names…is
there a limit… and if so, does that include tax…We are a country full of stuff.So much stuff, in fact, that we have to buy
houses with basements to contain the stuff.I am no exception.I have so much
stuff that every time we move, which is often, I take car loads (note the
plural) to Goodwill.I beg people to
take my stuff from me.I find incredible
relief when the left over stuff is safely in the moving van and on its way to our new
destination.And then what do I do?I get more f#%&ing stuff!
this Christmas my husband and I decided that we are not exchanging stuff.We have always loved an organization called
Heifer International and that is all we are doing for each other.Our teenager is not quite on board, but we are
working on her.Another great
organization is Feed Projects, which is sort of stuff and giving in
tandem.Essentially, for the person who
still wants give the stuff but also wants to give philanthropically.
websites are linked below and are a great option for the holidays.