Friday, December 3, 2010
Tis the season to give...The Fresh Air Fund
To even try to list the number of things that I've taken for granted over my now close to 34 years of life would make for a very long and probably boring post. I could go on about how I believed that air conditioning was free and everyone had it because the days in Florida were too hot for it to be a "luxury" item. As I've gotten older, I've learned the hard way that the line between need and want can be easily skewed. My kids for instance are blessed with green areas to play in that aren't overrun with the toxicity of industry. We spent last Friday night with a friend and his family roasting marshmallows out by a bonfire and have plans to do so again for the New Year.
My children can walk two streets over and be immersed in a wooded area that is fit for exploring that when you are in the middle of it you almost feel like you are worlds away from the bustling little city that we live in. Every child deserves the chance to be surrounded by nature. To nurture the explorer in us all is one more way to keep the innocence meter full. As the giving season has now commenced I urge you, my friends...my readers, to think outside the box and give to The Fresh Air Fund.
I hope you all continue to have a wonderful Holiday Season.