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My (Immaterial) Christmas List

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.

Check out the Arthritis Foundation and Arthritis National Research Foundation for information and to learn how you can give.

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?

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  • Reply Rebecca

    For the people it effects, it can't be bought. But I can buy it… The Toys for Tots donations in my home town are really low because it's a really poverty stricken area, so for me, I'm going to buy a bunch a bunch a bunch of toys, books, games, etc when I get home in hopes that a few more kids can get a toy on Christmas Morning.

    December 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Ellen Ross

    This is very sweet! Thank you for this great read 🙂 You've inspired me to spread some cheer to the less fortunate!

    December 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply The Girl who Loved to Write

    What a great idea–I the thought of setting my mind on an immaterial list rather than a material one.

    December 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Ashley Elizabeth

    I just found your blog and I'm so glad this was the first post I read. Such a beautiful list of desires. I'm looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

    December 14, 2013 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife

    I love this list. It is absolutely AMAZING!!

    December 16, 2013 at 3:55 am
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