As you give thanks and prepare to spread joy this season, consider sending a box of goodies or a donation to Operation Gratitude, which in turn sends it on to troops in Afghanistan*. Beanie Babies and the like are especially coveted, because they’re used to help befriend local children. If you’re a knitter/crocheter, Op Grat is also seeking 60,000 scarves and neck gaiters to include in holiday packages. See details on site.
* This isn’t about politics, and any comments in that regard will not be posted.