Tis the Season

Christmas is about the birth of Christ consciousness within each of us. I would like to see more of that celebrated and less of whatever it is we seem to be celebrating. This is a re-post from Nov. 2007. I haven’t changed my mind about any of this so I’m just going to repost it every year till I do.

Already everyone is talking about what STUFF they are getting for friends and family for Christmas. Yadayadayada stuffstuffstuff and more stuff. I say most who find themselves on this page probably have enough STUFF! More than likely way too much STUFF. Maybe we can’t pay the rent this month but STUFF we’ve got already. STUFFed houses, STUFFed garages, STUFFed storage lockers, and all to often STUFFed bellies — so much STUFF! If you don’t have too much STUFF you probably don’t care much for STUFF and have roughly the same reaction I do to people spending so much time and energy dreaming up STUFF to give at Christmas.

HEY! Please join me in STOPPING the STUFF! Give a Heifer or a Water Buffalo or even just a humble bee or chick. You can go to Heifer International and give the gift of life. What kid wouldn’t want a Water Buffalo? Mom won’t let it live in the yard but a nice African family is taking good care of it and it is taking good care of them. Wow! Awesome! And it works for Show and Tell!

Heifer’s Mission to End Hunger
Heifer envisions…
A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.

Heifer’s mission is…
To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.

Heifer’s strategy is…
To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.

Heifer’s History
This simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 60 years. Today, millions of families in 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.

Heifer’s Success Stories From Around The World

It has become popular in the bloggosphere to ask for a cup of coffee or a beer rather than asking for donations. I could certainly use a few bucks but they just come and go anyway and life goes on. Instead, starting this Christmas season, I would like to make it more popular to ask for a Heifer. You can get started by going to Heifer International and Creating a Gift Registry right now.

And I know you have been concerned about what you are going to give me for Christmas. Here is where you can shop for my gift. Just a little chick or two would be appreciated.

Thanks.

2 thoughts on “Tis the Season

  1. Hi Trish, I am a volunteer coordinator for Heifer, and am very active traveling, speaking, etc. on behalf of Heifer and the Foundation. This is a great statement. I’d like you permission to copy it to send to my friends and associates before Christmas. Please let me know if you would grant permission. I would give you the credit. Thanks, Barb
    PS I’m a supporter of Best Friends, also. Going there is on my bucket list. Sounds like you might also be a Unity Truth Student, and have a connect to Native American spirituality. If so we have 4 things in common.

    • Hi Barb,

      I’m more than happy to have you use this post with credit. Hope you will look me up when you visit Best Friends. It will blow your mind! I weep tears of gratitude every time I am there. I don’t know of “Unity Truth” – just live it and do my best to teach it :).

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