I admit, every so often I get to feeling sorry for myself. I don't have enough money to cover my needs, or I miss some people who are no longer around...that sort of thing.

During the summer I went to an estate sale where I found, among other things, a vintage globe, for next to nothing. I bought it, not entirely sure why. It sits in my living room, as there are not many other places it will fit in my place. One day, feeling down, I happened to look up at the globe, and Africa was staring back at me. It doesn't take much to know that I am luckier than most people in Africa right now and at that moment, looking at the globe, I felt very foolish feeling any sorrow for myself. I am extremely fortunate next to most people on Earth.

In December I always like to think of a way to make a difference for someone less fortunate, and with my globe in mind, I am so happy to have discovered Women for Women International. I'm so impressed with their hands-on work to help women (and through women, all of society) in war-ravaged parts of the world. Please read my holiday message about this great organization and my reasons for wanting to help.

All through the month I will be offering a number of items in my eBay store and auctions with 100% of the final sale price going to Women for Women International. I would be so glad if you would come check out my offerings at denisebrain.