Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holiday 2011! Let's Help Those With Less!

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t's the end of 2012 and a lot of us are celebrating Christmas or some other holiday but what ever it is doesn't really matter to me! It's time to come together and give! Those of us with MS often hear or say "there is always someone else out there who has it worst then you". This is true but don't get me wrong, having MS is still hard, but since it's that time of the year we should all really be thankful for what we do have and try to give all we can or provide what ever kind of help we can to those who are less fortunate then us! We can't change the entire world, but we can do what ever we can to improve it. Everything makes a difference!

Today I went through all my clothes and put a bunch of older shirts that don't fit or I don't wear into a big plastic bad. I then took that bag down the street to the church where two Salvation Army donation bins rests. Someone out there will be glad to get that clothing, someone out there will appreciate the jacket I gave away, it all helps! My life philosophy is a bit like this: Life is like a pond of water, everyone is floating among it. We all cause tiny ripples in this water that spread out and effect different floaters differently. I want to create the largest ripple possible and help everyone in this world that I can and maybe helping them will cause them to help someone else! I don't want to be famous in life but I do want to have made a difference in the world even if who ever's life I do end up changing doesn't realize that it was me or that I even exist!

Anyways, this simple act of donating took me about 15 minutes and it might end up helping a homeless man stay warm for the winter, isn't that worth the minimal effort? I'm sure there is something you can give up to better another life, something that just sits there waiting to be used. You keep it in your closet because maybe one day you will use it even though you haven't touched it in months! Give it away because there is someone out there with less then you who would love to have it and who will use it every day! Spread your help and joy everywhere you can even if it's just a little! I encourage you to donate something in the next couple of days, you don't have to have a lot, it doesn't have to be brand new, just find something that someone could use that you can part with!

Well, on a separate note, I will be taking the next couples days off from writing for the holidays! Ill still be online so those of you on Facebook will still be able t stay in touch. After the holidays I'll be back! Expect a new look and feel for this blog! I'll be working on that for the new years! I have a lot I want to do and if you have any suggestions feel free to let me know! This blog is for the people so I would love to know what you think! Ill try to incorporate all that I can in my new design!

I hope you all have a happy holidays and Ill talk to you all soon!

6 comments:

  1. Matt, I've gotta tell you that you are changing peoples lives. I can't tell you how much you've changed mine. While I am fairly new to this journey, finding you, this site and the MS is BS Facebook page has helped me so much. All the supportive and caring messages and people has made my journey so much better. I don't know what I would have done without it. You have yourself a fantastic christmas, and my wish is for 2012 to be a wonderful year for you. Stephen Bleeker

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  2. Thanks Stephen! Its a group effort which is why I encourage people to keep the ripple going! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. You very beautiful person!! I will do my very best to help someone. I promise. I think all of you who live with MS have a lot to teach the rest of us. Thank you for being you!

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  4. It's very rewarding to help. One of the highlights of Christmas for me was....

    We went shopping on Christmas Eve. Spent a fortune on all the goodies, and when we came out there was a homeless girl. Here they get to sell The Big Issue which is a magazine, it's to stop them begging and helps them out. She was wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and it amazed me how many ppl didn't even acknowledge she existed. Anyway my hubby stopped to buy it. I think it's around £3. We had exactly £10 left. I carried on walking but shouted back to just give her the £10 and leave her the magazine (as they only get a certain amount to sell) U have never seen anyone so grateful. Honestly she kept shouting after us about our kindness, it obviously meant so much to her. I don't have a lot of money but sometimes you find those who do would just waltz past, not giving a side glance to someone in need. That made my Christmas to see how happy that small gesture had meant. It really does bring home that some people have terrible times, through no fault of their own. I also donate clothing, it's only small things but you're right Matt. What's no use to you could make a helluva difference to someone else and a jacket keep them cosy on a cold day. You've inspired me to clear my wardrobe out tomorrow to donate some stuff.

    The feeling of giving is better than any gift you can receive.,

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  5. People who have never had next to nothing don't know how much so little can mean. Going through tough times makes you understand how little things can help someone in need and just how much it can all mean.

    Im glad you did what you did and Im glad you plan on donating more clothes :^b

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