This is the only picture I have of bells. :):) I will be ringing the Salvation Army Bell this afternoon. It is an honor for me. I remember two Christmases where the Salvation Army made Christmas for my siblings and I. It was a true blessing.
So as this little sign says... I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. That's a quote from Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol.
I am going to have faith that I do a great job ringing that bell and get plenty of money for the kids. The kids that the Salvation Army will be helping with the donations. So many need a bit of Christmas for the children. Tete over at Beyond The Garden Gate, sure has been doing a fabulous job gathering toys and money for making some Christmas for all the needy children in her home town. What great loving people she and her family are.
The sun is shining and I am loving that . I have the people on both coast in my prayers today. Too much wetness at one time. Pass along a smile today. :):):)
Good for you ringing the Salvation Army bell. It is a real honor to do this. Love your decorations!ReplyDelete
Kathy, I just got finished and it was a good feeling to be there ringing that bell. It was at our local grocery. Little kids love putting the coins in the bucket. That touched my heart. xoxo,SusieDelete
The Salvation Army does a wonderful job and I donate every time I see them and throughout the year too.ReplyDelete
You know I try to give to each bucket I see...but now I will make a point of it. It was a nice feeling to be helping. xoxo,SusieDelete
Oh bless you Susie, I know you will do an amazing job! It always feels good to give back!ReplyDelete
Blessings to your day! Glad the sun is shining.
Gert, It was fun to ring the bell and see the people some I knew, some I met just then and there. The children are the best.xoxo,SusieDelete
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Bless you, Susie, for giving some time today for this cause. xo NellieReplyDelete
Nellie, It was enjoyable. So many people I knew from town and even work. Blessings for a great weekend,xoxo,SusieDelete
Such a great thing to do - give back and remember how they helped you. I always love seeing the bell ringers and like to give to them. Our church did the Angel Tree and also bought bicycles for 350 children. I love it!ReplyDelete
Blessings to you, Susie.
And I love Charles Dickens.Delete
Nonnie, I have tried to give when I see the bell ringers, now I am going to be sure to give to each. I was touched by some of the stories I was told by donaters today. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Paying it forward. Love it! Hope you have a wonderful day and get LOTS of $$$!ReplyDelete
I never see how much is in the kettle as they are locked and the person in charge empties them each evening. I just know a lot of people donated and told me a story . I saw many old friends and made some new ones. So all around it was a winning situation. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
RING THE BELL LOUD AND CLEAR. How wonderful that you will be participating in that this year. I love your FAITH wreath.
Susie, it is raining like crazy here, but I am loving it.
Have a good weekend.
Sheri, Thank you. Please be safe. I watched some water recues out there in California this evening on the news. Blessings for a nice weekend. xoxo, SusieDelete
I hope you get LOTS of money too when you ring the bell! That will be fun!ReplyDelete
Deb, Ringing the bell was fun . Plus it is humbling. God is good. xoxo,SusieDelete
You will make a positive difference while ringing the bell! I love helping others, especially at Christmas. Breaks my heart to think of any child going without.ReplyDelete
Pat, I enjoyed yesterday and seeing so many people. Saw old friends and made some new ones. xoxo,SusieDelete
Good for you! I know they were blessed by meeting you ~ :)Delete
Yup the Salvation Army has been present at the store that I work at for a couple of weeks now. I've thrown in a few dollars so far and I do admire them for standing outside when the weather, at times, is not very agreeable. In truth what keeps me going is the in 4 moths I will be able to spend another week on Martha's Vineyard. That is our present. in this season, to us. We're still in a period of adjustment with the both of us being in a state of semi-retirement. It's only been 8 moths since both went to part time status and started collecting social security. I think there's a blog here.ReplyDelete
If I don't say it before the holiday is over, a wonderful Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for your support.
Boston Boy, the clerks at the store said they like that I rang the bell softly. LOL. I rang it almost the whole two hours...when ever anyone was near the exit. I had a fun time. Blessings to you and Arlene. Thank you for the nice wishes and the same to you and yours. I have enjoyed this time commenting back and forth. xoxo,SusieDelete
The Salvation Army does a lot of good work.ReplyDelete
Yes Honey they do. I found out the money raised there at the grocery was for our local area...which is nice, it's helping our hometown. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
What a wonderful angel you are to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Thanks you for sharing your time with this great cause.ReplyDelete
Kris, Thank you for your friendship. I like you kind words. But I did see an true little angel yesterday. He touched my heart. xoxo,SusieDelete