And now a serious post.

Thank you for the kind comments on yesterday's post. If Kerri inspired even one of you to do a random act of kindness or help another, then it was worth posting about.

If Kerri can find things around the house to give to someone in need, then so can you. Open up your pantry and your hearts, and make a trip to a food bank. Lots of supermarkets are collecting donations as well. Go through your closets, your drawers and give up those things you no longer fit into or use. If you have not worn it in a year, you probably won't miss it! And it feels good to give or help another. No matter how small the gesture, I am pretty sure it will make you - at the very least- smile.

Teach your kids to give. They can go through their clothes and toys too. And if you do not know who to give to, try putting out an email to a Freecycle Yahoo Group in your area. I am sure someone will be willing to come pick your donation up!

As tough as this year has been for us financially, emotionally and health-wise, we have so much to be grateful for. It is all a matter of attitude and perspective. It could always be worse, there is always someone who is worse off. And for someone in a desperate position, your small act of kindness could be the miracle they are asking for this season.

Life with Kerri teaches me that even a six year old can make a difference in this world.