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I love that Wayfair is doing the “Blog It Forward”, and wanting to make a difference in a lot of people’s lives. They have asked their blog team to post about how we give back, and if we do, it will help them give back, as well!! It’s always a blessing in my life to do something ever so small, to make a big difference.

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One of the ways that I give back in my local community is by visiting a Senior Center.  I’ve volunteered at our local Senior Center for over 10 years now.  There are a lot of residents who don’t have family in the area, or even some that I’ve known that just have nobody that comes to visit.  It’s been such a blessing to go into that building, and see the smiles on my friend’s faces. I go every Tuesday morning for only about an hour or so, and it has helped me to create friendships that will last forever. Not only with the residents, but their families, as well. I started volunteering, and helping out with taking one of the great residents out for a walk around the building. Something we take so lightly can be seen as super important to some. I am able to help ones that don’t have the opportunity to leave their apartments on their own, to take a few minutes to go out and enjoy the beautiful mountain air, and see the glorious sites of the place that we call home.

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I also started going over to another lady’s house, and just stopping in to say “HI”. We became really good friends, and it was such a blessing to spend some time with such an amazing woman. Sadly, she is no longer with us, but I still see her amazing son around town, and it always brings a smile to my face remembering her.  Some of the stories that marvelous woman told me were some I wish that I myself could relive one day.

Another woman that I visit is a local Pastor’s mother, and she is such a blessing to talk to. We used to sit for a really long time before lunch, and put together a puzzle in the corner of one of the main rooms. Now that she’s in her mid 90’s, she is not able to see as well, and is losing her sense of hearing, so we don’t really get to sit and put those pieces together much any more. Just being able to go to her door and say hello, asking her if she needs anything and hear her great saying of “Do you know how much I love you…a bushel and and a peck, and a hug around the neck!” brings joy to my day. I so love that amazing lady!!

Being able to just take a few minutes out of my week, I think can really make such a big difference in someone else’s life. Things we take for granted, we will one day regret – having not taken that extra time to just sit, and enjoy each other’s company. Take a minute out of your day to make that phone call to a special someone, ask a neighbor if there is something that they need help with…or if you know someone who is elderly and alone, send them a card just saying “HI”, or just stop in with some cookies, or another treat that they love. In the end, it will definitely mean so much!!

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More About #BlogItForward:

For the month of December, Wayfair is challenging bloggers to spread holiday cheer by doing a good deed. They told us that deeds could include any act of kindness, no matter how big or small. It’s up to us on how we want to give back!

Are you one who would like to #BlogItForward? Grab a badge, write a post on your blog explaining how you gave back, and challenge two of your blogging friends to participate!

For every blog that includes the badge, Wayfair will donate $50 to Habitat for Humanity.

The Blog it Forward challenge will end December 31st, though we encourage everyone to keep spreading acts of kindness beyond that!

About Wayfair:

forwardWayfair offers a zillion things home. With one of the world’s largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings, décor and goods, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price. Our extensive selection and superior customer service coupled with the convenience of online shopping, make it easier than ever before to find exactly what you want for your home at a price you can afford.

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 Disclaimer: I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate TigerStrypes Blog located at www.tigerstrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have an affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing their service/product. The info/review that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience; I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.

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Bernadyn
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This is so beautiful, what a great cause! I’m sure all those elderly people you take time to help truly appreciate it. I’ll have to remember this for next December, I would love to participate!

Jamie
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Great stories and great memories! I’ll have to check out Wayfair’s website. Thanks for sharing!

tara pittman
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I do need a new couch. Off to check them out.

Rose Powell
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Oh what sweet stories, Jamie, you really are a kind, sweet and thoughtful person with a loving heart! That makes me smile!