The December holidays seem to distill our lives; all that is good and all that is challenging. Perhaps that is why the act of charitable giving is so appropriate at this time. It marries that which is good; our our ability to give, with that which is challenging; people or causes in need of funds.
In my personal life, something good is the recent publication of my book, "Lights Out in the Attic". I am motivated to utilize it to promote two aspects of giving: the gift of laughter and the gift of healing. You know what they say about laughter...it IS the best medicine.
In this vein, I encourage you to send the book as a holiday gift for any friend or family member, but in particular someone who may be fighting a challenging health problem. The "Buy Book" option is to the right of the blog on a computer, but at the very bottom of the blog site on a cellphone. I will donate a portion of the December proceeds to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Foundation. This is a good fit because as women of the Boomer Generation, we have all been touched in some way by breast cancer. Sloan Kettering has received an "A" rating from Charity Watch, an entity that evaluates non-profits and thus assures us that the donations are being utilized optimally. This is also a tribute to my passionate and hard-working daughter who is doing her Fellowship in Oncology at Sloan Kettering.
Wishing you all healthy, happy and humorous holiday.