Back home from Ohio and Pennsylvania visits to children and aunt, et cetera, I've spent today going through bills and putting some stuff away (not enough) AND making a few end-of-year donations. I wish I had lots of money -- I don't. I could go broke if I answered 10% of the solicitation letters I get. BUT, I remember Gloria Steinem saying, what does your checkbook tell about you? Well, mine still pays a few bills, but I could expand her thought to say, what does your credit card say about you? Today I donated online to Episcopal Relief and Development, Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Interfaith Alliance, The Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International, National Wildlife Federation, and Consumer Reports Foundation plus several checks. I end the New Year right by giving and then sharing a few hours with friends.
When my son was born I quoted Tiny Tim to the delivery team, "God bless us everyone!" I repeat the sentiments and wish all of us a Peace-full, Healthy, Prosperous, Happy New Year.