Our Christmas Makeover

GG volunteer Jackie files a senior's nails.

GG volunteer Jackie files a senior's nails.

Our Christmas makeover went even better than I could have imagined! We brought with us white paper bags that were filled with some Christmas treats. As soon as I had finished painting Maggie's nails, I handed her one of the gift bags and her face lit up.

She was so excited and grateful to just be receiving the makeover, but once she discovered she got a present too, she was even more excited! I had been so stressed about getting ready for the holidays, but once I saw Maggie's face, the true spirit of Christmas showed itself.

The holidays aren't about how many presents you get or how many lights are on your tree. It's about spending time with others and giving them your time and attention.

It's nice to be reminded of that from the women at the senior home. I will cherish this memory forever.

-Kaylyn P., GG volunteer in Maryland