Thursday, December 11, 2008

Now's the time that we need to share...

Because this is the season...I have Supertramp's "Give a little bit" running through my head. Actually, I have the Goo Goo Dolls version running through on occassion too, but...I'm a fan of Supertramp from wayyyyy back. Anyways...

I wanted to share what's happened this week at our house. First, Wayne got a promotion. He was the Operations Manager for just the Ludington facility of Cal-Chlor. Now, he's the Excutive Vice President of Operations for all 3 plants (Ludington; Bound Brook, NJ; and Opeluosas, LA). He's beyond excited, I'm thrilled and the kids asked if that meant we could go to New Jersey! Not sure what they think is cool about NJ, but... Seeing how the economy the way it is, Wayne and I feel so very blessed to be a part of a company that is growing by leaps and bounds. The great part of it, is that Wayne enjoys his job and is looking forward to the new challenges that are coming.

The second part is that because Cal-Chlor is growing and doing well, we got a Christmas bonus! YAY! Again, in these tough times, we couldn't be more grateful. This will help us pay off some of our debt, but Wayne and I both agreed that we are giving up some of gift giving games that we play with our families to donate what would have been spent on the games. I could rattle off a ton of charities that are deserving. We all have ones that are special and close to our hearts.

I guess what I'm getting at is, drop a few coins in the Salvation Army bell-ringer's buckets. Pick up a new toy and drop it off at a Toys for Tots location. Donate some canned or boxed food to your local pantries. Just remember, there is always someone who has less than you do. Tomorrow, it could be you. It could be us. My friend Sharon B. from VA always joked that she would live in a cardboard box behind a Food Lion, but still have Internet. (I'm not making fun of the homeless, just that she (Sharon) would give up everything but her laptop!) :-)

I know...when it comes to donating time, money and energy...I'm preaching to the choir with my readers. But a little reminder couldn't hurt! Love you all!