Gallery of Favorites: The Priceless Gift of Compassion

Gallery of Favorites
April of The 21st Century Housewife and I would like to welcome you to our weekend blog hop: Gallery of Favorites!


Today much of the country is participating in a Day of Mourning for those who died in Newton. I send my sincere sympathy and prayers to all affected by the tragedy. However, as a parent, I realize that there are no words and no actions that I can take that will lessen the impact or ease the pain at this time.

I have friends who have lost children and all have come to a point where they want something good to be done in their child’s name. Whether it is a gift to a charity, creating a foundation in their name, or just a simple act of kindness done with their child in mind.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13 KJV

One of the ways we can honor the lives of those who have perished is through acts of kindness and generosity. With that in mind, we are featuring The Gift of Compassion by Barb of A Life in Balance.

In her post, Barb challenges us to do something different this year: to give the gift of compassion. She encourages readers to be thoughtful,  genuine, and suspend prejudices. Click here to read her post.

If you are interested in helping the victims of Newton, you can find information here on how and where to donate to Sandy Hook Elementary.

The Gallery of Favorites is a place for you to feature your favorite posts from your own blog. Although April and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do have many other interests and we know our readers do as well. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for all bloggers – not just food bloggers – to share their ideas, interests and passions.

Link up your favorite post(s) below.
Include a link to your post, rather than to your blog.
Include a link to one of the hosts in your post, either through text or with a button:
Gallery of Favorites
The Gallery of Favorites will remain open for entries until Monday afternoon. We hope that you will take the time to visit some of the other entries in our Gallery of Favorites. It is a great way to discover new writers, or a new side to some of your favorite bloggers.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Good morning April, thank you for your beautiful post. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend. Enjoy your family and friends :)

  2. Alea and April,
    So glad you featured Barb’s post about compassion. It is really what this season is about.
    Merry Christmas to you both and have a wonderful New Year filled with food and friends.

  3. Our hearts are heavy but it is wonderful to see the compassion of a nation that will help to heal. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thank you for featuring my post. When I wrote it, I was thinking about the rush of holiday shopping and how easy it is to get wrapped up in one’s own stuff and not remember others around us. All it takes is one careless moment, one rush to get through a light to change someone else’s life forever.

    The families of Newton have been in my thoughts all week. I have a daughter in Kindergarten. Today, I got to see her and her friends sing in their Christmas concert. Then the moms took lots of pictures of the girls together. I feel blessed that I can do that simple act – snap a photo of a moment in time.

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