"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." - Aesop
Remember that giving can feel much more satisfactory than receiving. Being thankful and giving go hand in hand as they both serve as cornerstones toward a solitary and complete life. There are so many ways to give whether it be spreading the word through social media, volunteering your time, cooking a meal for a family in need, or even giving a monetary donation. Regardless of how you choose to contribute, don't forget Aesop's wise words...an act of kindness is truly never wasted.
This year I am partnering up with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC for Starlight's 12 Days of Giving. The Starlight Children’s Foundation aims to improve the health and overall experience of hospitalized children and patients around the world. It has been shown that a positive hospital stay correlates directly with more positive hospital outcomes.
A person's medical battle and journey can be a long and strenuous one generally wearing on one's optimism and happiness. It is so important for children to really get to enjoy childhood even if they have a medical condition and it is so amazing that Starlight gives children the means to do so.
This year for the 12 Days of Giving, Starlight has continued to showcase various children's hospital's Christmas wish lists. The gifts that are being asked for are so simple, yet mean the world to these patients and the medical center. The center describes these wish list tools as vital in their everyday work with the hospital's patients because they are extremely effective in easing the fear of hospitalizations, procedures, and tests.
Please feel free to contribute or simply share the children's hospital's wish list as no gift will go unforgotten to these children. They will undoubtedly cherish them for a lifetime.