One More Thing
Itis the Holiday Season and there is a lot on every plate. Preparation for thegatherings, the meals and the celebrations to come takes time and energy.
Besidesall their family activity, One Write employees are asked to produce at the highestlevel of the year to accommodate the large number of orders which come in now.
Sothe addition of one more task may seem unfair or impossible. But in fact, onemore job has been given to each person at One Write. This Christmasseason every employee must designate $500.00-worth of the company’s charitablecontribution to a specific cause, organization or individual in need.
Therequest is taken very seriously by all and typical is the way Tracy Shahanresponded.
Althoughshe knows of some people in her life who are in need of a helping hand, Tracyfelt led to do something different than what she has done in the past. So shewent to the local town’s Elementary School and asked the Secretary if she knewof any unmet needs there.
TheSchool Secretary didn’t hesitate, and told of one student’s mother who had justbeen diagnosed with cancer.
Eventhough she doesn’t know them personally, Tracy’s $500.00 will allow that familyto have Christmas gifts in spite of the disruption caused by the radiation and chemotherapytreatments for the mother.
Storieslike this remind us that lives, even the lives of strangers, can be touched inmany ways when we demonstrate a generous spirit.
Yes,it is a busy season and we can often be weighed down by the part we are expectedto play, but sometimes adding one more thing makes the rest of the loadlighter.