December 20, 2007
Dear CNET members,
Happy Holidays! Wow, another year is coming to end, and this year has gone by so fast. Before you know it, my son, who is in kindergarten now, will be asking for the car keys--now that's a scary thought! Every week, many of you share a little something about yourself, whether it's through your participation in our community discussions or via your e-mails directly to me, and I want to thank you for taking the time to do so. Your voice and contributions to this community are what makes me love what I do, because it's never a dull moment, and I always learn some thing new! I appreciate it!
So let me share a little something with you during this holiday season. For the past couple of weeks, my son's kindergarten class has held a canned food drive to support our local community charity. This sent an important message home and was a great learning experience for my son.
As you know with younger kids--especially at the age of five--during the holidays, it's all about receiving, and for the most part it's all about them. But because my son's class held this food drive, my son learned something very important: the whole concept of giving to others. We took my son to our pantry, filled a bag with all the cans he could carry, and when he asked what was the reason for doing this, we gave him the entire rundown.
While he is still young and may not exactly comprehend everything we explained to him, I know that he learned that there are many people out there who aren't as fortunate as him--to be able to live under a roof, have food always available, and receive so many nice things--things that we often take for granted. I hope that this lesson will make a life-long impression on him, to always remember to be thoughtful of others, and when you're able to make a difference, to do so by contributing to others in need. With that said, thank you all for your acts of kindness, helping one another in their time of need. Happy holidays from my family to yours!
As I mentioned earlier, I will not be presenting a Q&A this week; however, I did promise some highlights from this past year's Community newsletters that got many of you talking. So pull up a chair, get cozy, and read on. I hope this holiday season brings you an abundance of joy! Take care everyone, and have a happy and prosperous new year! We will resume with the CNET Community newsletter next year. See you in 2008!
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