What is on your Christmas wish list this year? Other than jewelry or the latest video game, that is.
Here are some of the most heartfelt: Peace on earth, Love in all its forms, Hope for a better future, and Joy for those who struggle.
Do they seem unreachable? Are they just words we sing about this time of year?
Each of us has an opportunity to make these things reality, here in our community, through the life of a child.
When we step away from our hectic schedule and build a friendship with a child, we find peace. The affirming words we offer in friendship, gives hope. Simply smiling because we appreciate someone, brings joy. Standing with someone, through thick and thin, creates love.
Give yourself and someone else the gift of friendship this Christmas. Be a mentor.
Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14. We have offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosby and Staples.
For more information about any of the kids on our waiting list, call (218) 829-4606 or visit our website at www.kinshippartners.org.