Welcome to the disaster area

once known as my dining room.

At first glance, I realize this looks

like a pretty ugly scene.

So, why’s it on the beauty blog?

Because every time I walk by the room

or add another box or bag to the pile,

I’m reminded how blessed I am

to have the means to buy gifts

for the people I love.

I find joy in finding

the perfect presents

for family and friends.

And I know what it’s like

to count every penny

during the holidays,

not sure if there’s

enough to go around.

That makes me all the more

thankful that instead of

wishing and wanting and needing,

I am able to focus on giving this year.

That is a gift, indeed.

Able to give to those in need

this holiday season?

These organizations need our help: