Tis the Season

It’s amazing how quickly we have moved from a celebration of thankfulness and appreciation for family and friends, good health and employment, or simply one more day on the right side of the dirt to: “What are you buying me for Christmas.?” It happened in a matter of minutes!
Our food barely digested, we were already thinking about what we HAVE to buy for this one or that one. We are now in the “Season of Gimme.” Even at our family table last night, my daughter asked what everyone wanted to receive for Christmas.

Following the season of Thankfulness should be the season of Giving (of time and resources to benefit others). Year after year, we fall into the same commercial trap: catching the so-called big sale of the year. Maybe this year we can try something different. Maybe between now and Christmas, we can all commit to giving our time and resources to someone who may be in NEED. This season, maybe YOU can be somebody’s gift.


8 thoughts on “Tis the Season

  1. I hear you on that! That’s definitely my plan for this season to spend some time being of service to other, not just during this time, but year round. Being thankful and of service is something that should be constantly practiced, not just during Thanksgiving and Christmas…

    1. My family has moved away from the large scale gift giving. For several years now, we have done a $10 Pollyanna. But this year I’m thinking a little differently. And Yves, I agree with you – giving back needs to be a year round activity!

  2. I like the way you think Nike. I wish that there was many others who thought like you. Every now and then you may come across someone who is nice enough to sacrifice a little time for others but, people tend not to care much about other people situations until they need help themselves. Sad but, true. I will love to help out more but, where do I start? Is there a certain place to look for? Just questions I had but, I will do some research. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Fiordaliza, many of the opportunities I’ve had have come by word of mouth; one friend asking for help on behalf of another friend, usually. You many want to check out organizations like Dress to Impress, they help disadvantaged women by giving them professional cloths so they can find employment. When you shop, pick up a few extra non-perishable items for your local food bank. Check in with your local church, see if they may have a family you might be able to help in some way. Check with the Salvation Army, YWCA, The Ronald McDonald House, your local Children’s Hospital…the possibilites are endless!!!

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