Friday, April 26, 2013

Busy Bees

Everyone is busy getting ready for spring, spring cleaning, and hoping fun that nice sunny weather to come warm our skin. This is the perfect time of the year to keep Christmas in mind. Spring cleaning leads to sale and people getting rid of things they no longer needs. Those items can be used for other people. One man's garabage is another man treasure. Of course there a fine balance in it all, so share the love.

Don't throw away anything that other people can use. There are many people who have less then we do and/or have wonderful skills that can turn your junk into something amazing. Items can be delivered to a thrift store. Large donations can sometimes be picked up. You can even list an ad to give away free items or just place the item by the curbside with a free sign.

What does this have to do with Christmas? Now is the perfect time to keep an eye out for Christmas items, which are often sold cheaply during summer months and a wonderful time to pick up hobbies and things to make for Christmas gifts.

Spring is also a time to share the love. Most people enjoy a nice yard and maybe a garden. Is there a person near you who has a hard time getting around or just doesn't have time? Now is a good time to get to know them. Maybe they love a garden but just are unable to care for one? Just a little bit of your time can really make them feel better. Not only do you make their yard look better, and maybe gain a friend, but you also make the whole neighborhood look better. This simple act of kindness is part of that Christmas spirit we need to keep around all year long.