Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Helping the Salvation Army

Every year I volunteer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army and during the last hour of my day (usually 6-8 hours) my son Nic joins in. If you have never done this before, I highly recommend it. If my three year old son can do it, anyone can! At the end of the day my feet and back hurt, but my heart and soul felt great! You can just stand there and ring, ring, ring the bell if you like, but you can also have fun with it! When ringing the bell, I try to help spread the Christmas spirit by trying to ring the bell in the tune of "Jingle Bells" and telling knock, knock jokes and wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone that walks by. Not only did I help bring more money to this worthy cause, but I brought smiles to many much fun! Just as significant, doing this helps to teach my son the importance of helping others and doing it with a happy heart.

1 comment:

ELLIE said...

my father has done that for all my life - I remember joining him at times - I think that is a great thing that your son helps!!