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How to Take a Moment of Mercy this Holiday Season

Nov 27 2018
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Bringing joy back into your holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for some of us. But for many of us, the hustle and bustle can make the holidays more draining than fulfilling.

However, this season, we’re determined to bring the joy back in place of overpriced gifts, to replace complicated family dynamics with grace, and to trade loneliness for togetherness.

Do you want to join us? It starts with taking Moments of Mercy.

What is a Moment of Mercy?

Since you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely seen the word mercy, at least in our brand name. But reading the actual definition of mercy was enough to make us stop in our tracks.

Mercy is defined as showing compassion or forgiveness toward someone whom it’s within your power to punish.

Taking a moment of mercy is taking a moment to slow down and find joy, gratitude and express kindness to others. You can capture that feeling many ways. Whether you prefer to read a spiritual reflection, buy coffee for a stranger, or call a distant loved one, we’re committed to helping you make the moment happen.

That’s why we’re launching Moments of Mercy — a holiday campaign that’s not about getting you to buy something, but getting you to do something. Moments of Mercy is a challenge to tap into the true meaning of the holidays, instead of getting lost in the commercialization of the season.

How to Share Mercy this Holiday Season

When you sign up for Moments of Mercy, we’ll send you a few emails each week that remind you to press pause on the chaos and take a moment to slow down. We might send you a challenge to go out into the world and do something kind, or it could be a challenge to simply shift your internal mindset. Showing mercy isn’t always about doing things for others. It’s just as important to show mercy to ourselves.

If you’re ready to commit to limiting stress this season, we hope you’ll join the Moments of Mercy movement by signing up via the form below. You can also hop in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #MomentsofMercy, and by checking the blog for new, inspirational stories every Tuesday and Thursday.

We believe that small acts of mercy can do more than calm the hustle and bustle of the holidays — we believe they can change the world. Let’s do this together. #MomentsofMercy

Sign up for Moments of Mercy Today


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Linda Scherer

Our team #Revenue Recovery has two projects going! One is sending Christmas cards to a young man, 14 years old, with terminal cancer. We are also collecting $$ to lend a hand to an associate out on family leave. Here is the information on the young man. Maybe you will be moved to send him a card! DUBOIS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania teen with terminal cancer is hoping to receive Christmas cards from around the world. Maddox Hyde, a 14-year-old eighth-grader from DuBois, Pennsylvania, has neuroblastoma, or cancer of the the adrenal glands, the Centre Daily Times reported. He was first diagnosed eight years ago and went into remission twice over the years, until his most recent diagnosis became terminal. Now in hospice care, he likely only has weeks or months to live. But Maddox continues to attend school despite his prognosis. “He’s a kid that wants to come to school to be with his friends and be part of what we do here,” said Darren Hack, DuBois Area Middle School principal, to the Centre Daily Times. “He’s taught our kids a lot. ... He’s a kid that wants to come to school and fights to get here and that’s something we don’t see a lot of.” Cards can be sent to the following address: 333 Ohio St., Reynoldsville, PA, 15851. He's also raising money for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, where donations can be accepted. Maddox Hyde 333 Ohio St. Reynoldsville, PA, 15851
December 03rd, 2018 | 10:51am

Allison Luntz, MA

Thank you very much for sharing this, Linda. I will certainly be sending a card and have already shared your message with several friends and co-workers.
December 10th, 2018 | 2:09pm

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