On giving Tuesday, the Earth gives so much of herself to us. The rain cries for all the sadness we think of today. The rain cleanses for all of our sins. Then, there is the hope that after the rain has ceased and the sun has come out, the flowers will grow. They will grow better, stronger, taller than before. Let us give our own selves over to the earth and to other. Let our kindness and our love and our spirits intertwine so that we too will come out better, stronger, and stand taller than before.