Last week, I posted my absolute total dream Christmas list. It was full of material things, because I was just thinking about material things for that post. Now I have my list of the untouchable immaterial things that I want for Christmas. Please keep these things in your thoughts and prayers, and if you can give any money to help, so many people would benefit form it.
1. A cure for arthritis
This should come as a no-brainer to most of you. My rheumatoid arthritis is making my life extremely difficult right now, just as it does for the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from it.
2. Help for the victims of the hurricane in the Philippines
We all heard about the typhoon that hit the Philippines. Well, just because it wasn’t recent doesn’t mean that we should forget about it. You can learn more (and/or donate) here.
3. Healing for Ethan
Over the summer, my boyfriend’s cousin was struck by lightning while at summer camp. He suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. There, he was put in an induced coma and had to breathe through a respirator. He has had a tough time recovering, including multiple surgeries and months in the hospital.
Hanukkah is over, but here is a video about dedicating the eighth night to Ethan. Otherwise, you can also join Team Ethan here.
4. Meals and happiness for the students of the greater Nashville area
Many, many students of mine are on free or reduced lunch. I don’t want them to go hungry – that affects so many areas of their life. It affects their overall happiness and how they do in school (have you tried focusing when you’re hungry or worried about if your family will have a full meal for dinner?). You can help by donating to a food pantry near you, such as one like the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has an immaterial Christmas list. So what do you want that can’t really be bought?