Fun Monday: For-give-ing

fun mondaySayre says: How will you express your inner-Giver this season? Do you donate to a major charity? Do you serve food in a soup kitchen? Is your generosity something private that you do without recognition or do you hand the guy on the corner a dollar whenever you drive by? Not only do I want to know what you do, but how you do it, why you do it, and a story about your activity and how it made you feel. So drop by Sayre‘s and see who else is playing!

I guess we do different things each year. One year it was a donation to the food pantry, which we processed up the aisle at church and put by the manger as a gift, several years we have donated canned goods, we ALWAYS give to the red kettle from the Salvation Army as much as we have change and go to the store, I have a favorite charity called Leader Dogs for the Blind, we were puppy raisers for them before and I like to give when I can.

Last year, my husband’s older sister was planning on returning for more education in January, so we bought her a computer and donated the rest of the bits and pieces to have a brand new set up to write papers on and so forth.

p.s. this is what my baby looked like last year at Thanksgiving…

First Thanksgiving

First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving  2009 Picture

Thanksgiving 2009 Picture


  1. Very nice post, you mentioned being puppy raisers, again that’s a very generous and caring thing to do too. Giving doesn’t have to be with money. One of my previous jobs we had the option to all donate 50 cents from our weekly wage to the Royal Blind Dogs here and most did it, we had a guy that worked there who used a guide dog so it seemed appropriate. With the small donation from our wages each week, the company was able to donate approximately $300 per week which is great. Ever since, I always donate to the guide dog charities.

  2. To raise a puppy for the blind is a big comittment and kudos to you. My how cute your little girl is…that year went by so fast.

  3. Stacy Wolfmeyer

    It’s amazing the changes, isn’t it? Looks like Keeley enjoyed herself this Thanksgiving. Did she enjoy chowing down?

  4. I’m assuming that puppy raising is like ‘puppy walkers’ I would find it difficult not to become attached so I do admire you for doing this.

    That is a lovely picture and the little trainers are so cute.

  5. I love the puppy-raising idea (though not practical for a lot of people). Sorry it took me so long to get here. None of my computers seem to want to come to this site – I get an error for some reason. And then there are times when I have no problem at all. It’s all very weird. Anyway, a belated thanks for playing!!!

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