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A Christmas Jar or Holiday Money Jar is a great new tradition to help spread the holiday spirit and encourage random acts of kindness.
Consider starting a new family tradition this year, pass on the spirit of the holiday and give a money jar anonymously to someone who could really use one.
The Christmas Jar tradition started in 2005 by author Jason F. Wright with his family.
He went on to publish his family's idea in the book Christmas Jars which became a New York Times Best Selling Book and a new Christmas Classic and Penny's Christmas Miracle Jar as a version for kids.
If you are looking for ways to create holiday memories with your children and a tradition that they can carry on for years to come, read more about the Christmas Jar, Anonymous Holiday Money Jar or if you want to be politically correct, the Ramahanukwanzmas Jar.
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Doing good deeds for others can actually improve your health, scientists claim.People who carry out charity work and other good deeds, such as helping with a neighbour’s gardening, experience less anger and stress and feel more positive and self-confident, a study has found.
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"JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's hard to believe, but there's a beehive in town that could weigh as much as 30 pounds.
The hive was home to about 30,000 bees.
It was found on the Southside near Arlington. Professional beekeepers had to remove the hive, which was more than 2 feet wide.
There were several honey combs inside the nest, which is why it weighed so much.
"Ya know, worst case, but this one, as you can see, is a few feet long, and it took some work to get it down," said Jamie Thompson, who owns the property the bee hive was on.
When it was spotted, calls were made to several bee removal services to spray the hive, but the owner of the property insisted on relocating the bees to save them."
Thank you Jamie Thompson."JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's hard to believe, but there's a beehive in... more
Take a moment to post your personal plan to perform a good deed, volunteer or engage in a charitable activity in observance of the newly established September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Help create a wonderful legacy that honors the victims and those who rose to service in response to the attacks on our home.
Check out the site. So many people are doing alot of amazing things. From very simple to the incredibly complex. What will you do on 9/11?Take a moment to post your personal plan to perform a good deed, volunteer or engage... more
Lots of bosses say they value their employees. Some even mean it.
And then there's Leonard Abess Jr.
After selling a majority stake in Miami-based City National Bancshares last November, all he did was take $60 million of the proceeds -- $60 million out of his own pocket -- and hand it to his tellers, bookkeepers, clerks, everyone on the payroll. All 399 workers on the staff received bonuses, and he even tracked down 72 former employees so they could share in the windfall.
For longtime employees, the bonus -- based on years of service -- amounted to tens of thousands of dollars, and in some cases, more than $100,000.
At a time when financial titans are being paraded before Congress to explain how they blew billions on executives' bonuses even as they received a taxpayer bailout, the big-hearted banker's selfless deed stands out.
''I retired seven years ago, and all of a sudden I get this wonderful letter and phone call,'' said Evelyn J. Budde, who spent 43 years at City National Bank of Florida, rising to vice president.
''I was shocked,'' said William Perry. In 43 ½ the years at City National, he climbed from janitor to vice president. Like many longtime City National employees, he forged an unbreakable bond with the bank that continued into retirement. Perry returns regularly for the annual employees' dinner.
Abess didn't publicize what he had done. He didn't even show up at the bank to bask in his employees' gratitude on the day the bonus envelopes were distributed. He was inundated with letters soon afterward.
Asked later what motivated him, Abess said he had long dreamed of a way to reward employees. He had been thinking of creating an employee stock option plan before he decided to sell the bank.
''Those people who joined me and stayed with me at the bank with no promise of equity -- I always thought some day I'm going to surprise them,'' he said. ``I sure as heck don't need [the money].''Lots of bosses say they value their employees. Some even mean it. And then... more