Wednesday, December 4, 2013

{Season to GIVE} BELIEVE in GIVING back


Giving Back
by Melissa

It’s Melissa from My Party Passion coming to your computer today for a special, from the heart, reminder….

To Give:  to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation: to bestow 

To Believe:  to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.

WOW just typing those words and definitions makes me well up inside with emotion.   (give me a moment, talk amongst yourselves..)

Ok, back now….
Giving is something that our family does year round. Whether we are giving to our church or a local family in need of a foot forward, we are always mindful of giving. What ways do you give to others?  Your community?  Your family?    I encourage you to find ways to give, as a family or individual – trust me when I say it will make a HUGE difference in your day, your week and your life.   Most of the time it does not cost a cent to give…what about a smile or holding the door open for someone next time you are at a store. Or helping someone with their grocery’s…so many ways…so much time to GIVE!

On to the “B” word (and no not that B word…)  Believe.  This can mean many different things to many people when you see BELIEVE throughout the year. It can be BELIEVE in Santa Claus or maybe it means BELIEVE in Christ.  Whatever the definition in your book, it helps to BELIEVE in something.     IF NOTHING ELSE – BELIEVE in YOURSELF!

I had fun using Laura’s MOD SNOWFLAKE collection to remind you to take the time this year to GIVE and BELIEVE!   

I BELIEVE it will make a difference in your lives and the lives of others!

Until next time – Party On Friends!


Party Tips Contributor: Melissa Newell 

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for. Her blog, My Party Passion, highlights all of the parties that she throws!

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  1. Thanks. Well needed. For many years I have given back, lately I have cut back on giving in a big way, meaning volunteer hours. I need to give to my family and to myself. We still help out at events about once a month, and daily in being kind to each other.

    1. Always hard for us moms to remember to take care of ourselves and our families as we try to be everything to everybody at times. Glad you are finding that balance.


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