Once again, Heritage members were challenged to count their blessings this holiday season by counting all the first-world luxuries we enjoy, then using those tallies to determine a contribution to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Last year Heritage’s collective contributions to UUSC were the highest ever! Although our program wasn’t as visible this year, I hope many families used this opportunity to recognize the many blessings they receive.
Tallying this year’s items was a bit easier for me as I wisely made a written record that our house has, for example, 46 light switches and 22 windows! With two boys away at college, counting shoes and computer screens was also quicker though somehow my husband and I had increased our own screen tally. I didn’t even try to count books and just estimated that we had 3,000 and left it at that.
My family’s grand total: $86.70.
Again it seems appropriate in light of all the conveniences we enjoy to double our contribution to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee to $173.40.
Even if you didn’t grab a calendar to ‘count your blessings’ with the HUUC schedule I hope you and your family will make a generous gift to UUSC. Contribution envelopes are still available in the foyer.
May the dawning of the New Year bring you many comforts and great joy!