Winter is upon us.
Amidst the ordinary routines of everyday life, against the backdrop of media blasts reporting violence in large cities and small towns, the political rhetoric and infighting, and the latest technological toys…the holiday season is once again here, heralded by darkening days and wind chilling nights.
For many it the season for thanks and a time to gather with friends and family.
But, whether you celebrate Mawlid al-nabi, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or whether you eschew all, it is often a time for reflection and re-setting of goals.
To help ease you into the spirit of the season, we suggest you read the story in the article link below about a homeless woman determined to donate money in honor of her sister. Written by Seattle Times staff columnist Nicole Brodeur, the story was originally published November 24, 2009 in The Seattle Times.
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Homeless woman bent on giving
Nicole Brodeur is a Seattle Times columnist who brings you conversations with locals who are doing something great, or greats who are doing something local: media personalities, big thinkers, visiting artists, colorful characters, and doers of all kinds.
Nicole’s story about a homeless woman who donated money to the Jewish Family Services (JFS) in Seattle gives one pause:
“Something to think about as we enter this season of shopping and spending, of wishing and wanting.” writes Brodeur.
“Relationships and promises are what make us who we are. And they’re worth more than money.”
Read the full story here: Homeless woman bent on giving (Originally published November 24, 2009 at 12:01 am Updated December 22, 2009 at 9:25 am)