Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Holidays


I can’t believe it Thanksgiving already! Christmas is right around the corner. These times are filled with memories of my Grandparents driving up from Ft. Lauderdale to see us in Clewiston on Christmas Day. We would wait outside at the end of the driveway watching the road with delight. We knew our Grandparents would come with a car full of beautifully wrapped gifts to place under the tree. We knew they were all for us. Every year we enjoyed time together with family full of food, gifts and the regular shenanigans.

I can’t help but think of all those who don’t have someone. Be it that their family is in another state and its just too costly this year to make it out. Or maybe their family just isn’t here anymore. What do we do? How can we love them? The holidays are a beautiful time, but they can also be a painful memory of loss or lack.

Lend Some Love starts with us. Let’s make this year different. Let’s look for ways to be love for our friends, our neighbors or the man you see every week on the street corner. Invite someone to be a part of your crazy holiday, buy someone something thoughtful… maybe just pay for someone’s coffee. Let’s look for ways to be what we all want, a kind hearted friend.





I’ve known Mario for many years. In fact I remember the first time he came to my house. I could hardly understand half of what he was saying and he had the craziest long and curly hair. Flash forwad 10 years and here we are. He is working hard trying to accomplish a dream. See Mario loves the world, the whole world. A tad dramatic, you say… it couldn’t be more true. If you know Mario, you know he will do anything to see someone’s life better off. On many occasions he has helped me carry my groceries to my car after I’ve told him no… I am the last person to ask for help… ironic right! Mario spends countless hours donating his time to the church and will do anything for his friends.

Check out his page here.