There is no doubt in my mind that magick abounds. And sometimes the stuff of magick is so surprising it gives me huge tinglies. Best of all, the more I look for it, the more it shows itself. Everywhere!
One of those surprises came just recently when I asked my sister for some "help" as to what I might get her darling son for Christmas. He's 22 now and creating his own world. He's into motorcycles and fast cars. He's into electronic gadgets and games (are there any 'kids' who aren't???). He works at the Wild Animal Park and has for years. He's also about to graduate from college. But the only thing we (he and I) ever talk about is football. It's our one remaining common interest. He teases me about who I like and I take it with a smile; I know it's his form of affection. I can still remember the day I taught him to throw up his arms and holler "TOUCHDOWN". He was maybe 2 years old, barely able to do it without falling down. But every Sunday I was there, at their house, watching football and teaching him about the game. Good times.
Anyway, I asked my Sis what in the world he might like (besides all those high-ticket items). And here's when the surprise came. She said, "He's completely committed to feeding the children. ALL the children. He's got this idea that he can and WILL make a difference. So make a donation to a charity that feeds the children. It'll thrill him to pieces."
I had NO idea. None whatsoever. Now, first I must tell you that I don't see him all that much. I mean, he's 22! He's got his life and it doesn't include coming to visit his Tia. So, for the most part, I see him on holidays. Otherwise, not so much. Which is A-OK with me. I remember what it was like to be 22. And I lived far, far away from my whole family so I didn't see my aunts much either. So it's no surprise that I have no idea what he's doing or what he believes in. We just don't talk about that stuff, ya know?
When she told me this, I immediately teared up. I was so touched by this young man's huge heart. And that he chose children to commit his energies to. Just BEAUTIFUL! My Sis did a great job. She taught her children to give back right from the start. And now it's paying off. Bravo to ALL of them!
Anyway, I bring this up today because I thought it might be a good reminder to anyone who doesn't know what to get for someone on their "list". It can be ANY charity. I'd guess it would mean more (to the person you're giving the gift to) if you chose something that mattered to them. No matter how you do it, I'm sure there's someone out there who will appreciate the donation. It doesn't have to be much either. As much as you can afford. I think the minimum at Feed the Children is $5.00. All up to you. But it's just one more way to make a difference. One person at a time.