I love the holidays. I love the music, the trees, and the lights. It’s all great! What I love most of all, however, are the FEELINGS. The THOUGHTS. People are more kind during the holidays. We tend to be more generous, more loving, and more accepting. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
I love that although we may still have wishes for ourselves at this time, we don’t tend to focus on the “selfish” ones as much. Instead of asking for that new iPhone 6, we can wish for someone we know/love will be able to find relief from a struggle. We can wish for goodwill and peace. THAT, after all, is really what the holidays are all about, isn’t it?
One of the deepest desires of my heart is for children, no matter where or who they are, to feel loved. I wish that EVERY child who has ever, or will ever, live on this earth, is able to experience pure, true love. To know that whatever other turmoil may be swirling around them, they are NOT alone. The best way I know how to do this is to love all the children around me (I work in a school)! To support them, to provide a listening ear if needed, and to give them a smile each day. To donate to worthy causes that help these sweet kids.
Every package that ends up on a doorstep started from a wish, and UPSers work tirelessly to deliver everyday wishes throughout the holiday season and beyond. This season, UPS wants to share these magical stories and also make it more special with your help! Let me explain:
For every wish submitted with the hashtag #WishesDelivered, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots) up to $100K!
This campaign has already begun. The specific dates for this are November 10, 2014 – December 31, 2014. All you have to do to help is submit a wish, any wish for SOMEONE ELSE that is selfless and meaningful. It’s SO easy, so fun, and it’s a great way to help raise money for charity!
How to Submit a Wish:
Post your wish to Twitter or Instagram with the campaign hashtag #WishesDelivered and it will automatically be submitted. Another option is to go direct to the #WishesDelivered site and manually submit there.
What do you say? I’m going to submit my wish for the children of the world. Will you join me and submit YOUR wish, whatever it is? You’ll be helping a charity, and bringing more awareness to this cause, and yours! Let’s make this holiday season the most loving, kind, and generous one yet!