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.