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In the Spirit of Giving











For the past three years, my boyfriend has set aside a sum of money to donate to a cause. The first year he chose a church in Egypt (he had visited the year before). Last year he and I went on a shopping spree for children's toys and donated them all. We had so much fun last year, that we were excited to do it again! So, off we went: feather boas, toy trucks, Raider footballs, Play Doh, painting kits...My Little Ponies..All into the cart. 
I truly cherish my boyfriends heart. He is always more patient than I am, and always looking for ways to give. He has a special sense of what others need, and there's never a time that he doesn't want to give a helping hand.
With Christmas just around the corner, I want to encourage us all to give - and not expect anything in return. Whether it's a kind word to a stranger, or paying the bus fare for the person behind you, or a secret note or gift to a co-worker, let's go out there and make someone's day.

6 comments

Stephanie said...

Amber, you're so beautiful.

Dahl said...

awww that's the sweetest thing in the whole world!! Your boyfriend sounds amazingly kind and nice, and so do you :) Great blog, i heard about you on "i know right?" and i'm a new follower!
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Josie said...

This is SUCH a great idea and looks like an absolute blast!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more.
xo Josie
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jemina said...

Oh WOW!!! what a marvelous way to give, thanks sweetie for sharing :)

Kisses
J
xoxo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

How sweet and thoughtful! Your boyfriend sounds like an amazing man. I adore this post. It's refreshing to see people being so selfless during the holidays. xo

helena said...

When I see all those toys I think of the time when I was young. When I was in a toys store I'd always go to the dolls section of it. Hahaha.

x helena
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