Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gifts that Keep on Giving

One of my favorite TV shows is the hilarious "My Wife and Kids" with Damon Wayons and Tisha Campbell-Martin. In a 2004 episode, Jay gives Michael an anniversary present he considers very unromantic: she buys a llama for a poor farmer in South America. In retaliation, he buys the dress she wanted and sends it to the wife of the farmer.

Neither are happy about this and resolve to give each other more personal gifts for their anniversary.

But Michael and Jay are in their earlier years of marriage, and when a couple reaches their 50th, many don't want any more "stuff," from each other or anyone else. Janice and Charles Krahenbuhl of Gilroy, CA decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in exactly this way. They asked for donations to the Heifer Project and hope that friends and family donate to the Heifer Project and hope to raise $500 so they can provide an entire heifer.

To make this event noteworthy, Dr. Bill Beck, the director and founder of this project, came to their town and spoke to the townspeople. Read about his talk, Love Made Real and the Heifer Project.

There are many local and international organizations that could use a helping hand. Is this a way you and your spouse can share your love with the world?

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