My first Skip 1…

Every year for birthdays and Christmas, people in my family send each other wish lists. I’m sure this is nothing strange or different from what a lot of other people do.

I was slacking this year (and by slacking I mean my birthday is tomorrow and no list has been sent). I have a feeling there are people in my family upset with me for not sending anything.  I hope there can be forgiveness after this post.

I had a great plan for my birthday this year, but in the busyness of life and being in the middle of helping plan some different events, I simply ran out of time. At first, I thought I should just give in and do what I do every year – send out a list, have a nice dinner and a drink with my husband, and eat some cake with my boys – maybe even some friends and family. But on Monday I came across a friend’s blog posting of the day. It was for an organization called Skip1.org.  It’s quite simple really: They encourage you to skip 1 thing for 1 day then take the money you would have spent on those things and donate instead to Skip1.org.

So that’s what I’m doing this year – I’m skipping my birthday and giving that money to Invisible People. Invisible People is an amazing organization that is giving a voice and a face to homelessness. It is something that had been heavy on my heart for a long time. If you’d like to help me SKIP my birthday, please visit Invisible People and find out how you can give or met a need.

Or buy a large bag of socks and attach a gift card to a Target/Walmart and give it to a homeless man or woman in your town.

I invite you – Skip 1 TODAY.

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