(I had another post written for today, but I’m saving it for later.)
In my career and my home life, I’m truly blessed. For others, this year was much tougher. I’m hyper conscious of this contrast. I’m more appreciative of my good fortune and touched more deeply by the burdens others are bearing.
Author Jo Leigh lost her husband this year to cancer. They were reunited lovers and their story is worthy of a romance novel. I can’t imagine what she’s going through. I do know she’s bearing a heavy load of medical bills due to lack of insurance (the bane of many writers).
In an effort to raise money to help her pay off those medical debts, an auction is being held. This is a wonderful way to purchase gifts for yourself or a loved one (and I think you can write it off on your taxes). There’s something for every writer and reader.
Check out all the wonderful items here (including goodies from some of the MSW authors): http://www.forjoleigh.com
If you would, please post the link to the auction everywhere you can. And if you see something you like, please bid. It’s a simple, yet heartfelt way to brighten the holidays for a very lovely and gracious woman.