I’ll admit it; I love the holidays for so many reasons, just to name a few:
• I like wearing sweaters, especially ugly sweaters.
• I love Little Debbie Christmas Cakes.
• I getting cards from people I haven’t heard from in awhile.
• Catching up on reading.
• Getting to see family members.
• Time off from work. Relaxing and not stressing.
• Classic movies from my childhood.
• Traveling. I like to travel but I hate driving. Weirdo!
• Snow, I love when it snows on a holiday.
• Pumpkin Spice and cinnamon flavorings.
• Advent. I love the sense of journey.
• Music. Christmas is great, but I’ll only listen to it after Thanksgiving.
• I think, generosity is at an all time high during this time of the year.
Here are two thoughts I want to present before you:
1. Lets be honest Christmas seems to be all about the gift giving nowadays or am I full of myself?
2. First, let me say there is nothing wrong with gift giving, but what if we gave gifts all year around? Which in a sense we do, I know.
Now here me out:
Here’s my thinking it’s a bit more specific than it sounds, see I tend to think of those who are less fortunate than myself a lot, I can’t say I necessarily say I have a lot of money or time to give. So I want to set up a small challenge for each of my readers, when you go out to pick up your stuff for the less fortunate this Christmas don’t do it because it makes you feel good, buy something as if you were buying it for a family member (I’m guilty of just buying things from Dollar Tree), THEN be bold enough to commit to give to a individual or family each month out of the year. I know I’m being a bit condemning here because I don’t do it, but I’m committing to assist a family in need and volunteer on a monthly basis and hope you will do the same. We all are aware individuals and families don’t just need assistance during the holidays – they need assistance all year around!