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Hello, and thanks for checking back in! If you recall from last week I mentioned a truly incredible free service that can help you solve one of those problems many of us experience this time of the year, but are too busy to try to solve. Fortunately, there are much smarter people out there than me! I’m talking about the great team behind GiveBackBox.com. What? You’ve never heard of this totally free service? Well you’re about to! Roll up your sleeves, pour yourself a cup of coffee and get comfortable, because what I’m about to share with you will not only help answer the question as to what to do with all of those boxes that are a byproduct of holiday giving—it can also help change a life. [Read more…] about You Can Change A Life With A Cardboard Box
Let’s be totally, completely, unashamedly honest with each other, ok? We love to get gifts! Notice I said “we”? I’m talking about each and every one of us, no exceptions. I know I’m not alone when it comes to enjoying the thrill of ripping open wrapping paper, yanking out all that decorative tissue stuff (really, what’s that all about?) and feasting my eyes on…a pair of socks…or a tie…or, worse yet, the dreaded sweater. Honestly, I’m still a little kid inside, and any gift I receive that can be worn, folded or hung in a closet is kind of a bummer.
But I digress—just the act of opening a gift can change your chemical makeup, even just for an instant. The whole mystery of what’s in the box never gets old! That’s just one of the reasons why I love this time of year! Before you get the image that I’m selfish, you should know I love giving gifts, too! I get the warm and fuzzies whenever I see the recipient’s eyes light up, especially when that receiver is my daughter. Want to know the best gift you could possibly give this Christmas? It’s not expensive, doesn’t need gift wrapped and, best of all, it can literally change someone’s life!
Oh, and if you read all the way to the end, my gift to you is sharing a secret as to how you can experience the thrill of giving in a totally new, absolutely free way! [Read more…] about The Best Gift You Can Give This Holiday Season
In honor of Thanksgiving, we thought it would be nice to reflect on what our community members are thankful for. We asked a variety of friends, neighbors, co-workers and even managed to provide some inspirational words from historical figures as to what gratitude really means. We would love to hear what you are thankful for as well. Please feel free to post to our Facebook page or respond in the comments section below. [Read more…] about Tell Horizon Goodwill What You’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving
Coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures I just can’t do without. That’s what was going through my mind Sunday morning as I waited for that delicious, caffeinated wonder to brew, tapping my fingers on the kitchen counter, staring as each excruciating drip fell ever so slowly into my mug. Maybe we should finally purchase one of those super fast brewers that make one cup at a time, but super quick for impatient guys like me—“Yes, of course you can all come for Thanksgiving!” Missy’s excited voice snapped me out of my post sleep haze. I’ve been married a long time, and even without coffee I can immediately read between the lines of her vocal inflections. She was far from thrilled about whatever news she just received. [Read more…] about Unexpected Company This Thanksgiving? Horizon Goodwill To The Rescue!
Hey everyone! I’ve got some really great news I just couldn’t wait to share with all the Horizon Goodwill faithful. I got up Monday morning and, as I’m sure many of you also have to do on a regular basis, I needed to move my wife’s car out of the driveway so I could get mine out. I didn’t want to be late and I’m sure my employer wouldn’t want to hear that I forgot to perform the vehicle tango the night prior. Anyway, throw on my shoes, grab both sets of car keys and head out the door—only to be slammed with some downright frigid weather! Ok, maybe it wasn’t exactly “frigid”, but it was really cold out and I wasn’t expecting that. In my defense, there was frost on both vehicles, so I knew I wasn’t coming down with the flu.
I moved Missy’s car onto the street, pulled mine out, then pulled her’s back in. Even with all this activity I was still cold and decided it wouldn’t be the worst idea to go inside and pull my Fall jacket out of mothballs. There it was, right where I left it last October, waiting for me like an old friend in the corner at a high school reunion. I grabbed the coat and proceed to put it on while exiting the house, but realized immediately it didn’t fit. I know what you’re thinking; “John must have put on some weight since last year”—but guess again! It was too large! I was stunned…what could this mean? [Read more…] about The Weather’s Getting Brisk—Does Your Coat Still Fit?