The sun goes down on another Christmas.
But a New Year of GIVING begins.
Now that Christmas is over and most of the decorations have been put away, many are going back to work or school, life. Post Christmas, is going back to normal. But think back to Christmas morning or for others Christmas Eve. Remember your excitement and anticipation when the gifts you spent painstakingly long hours looking for were finally under the tree, wrapped up in a beautiful bow, just waiting to be opened.
Then it came! The gift was picked up by an excited friend or family member. Their eyes got a little wide as they placed the gift in their lap. They looked in your direction and gave you a little smile. Then they either opened the gift slowly, savoring the moment or tore into it like....well a child on Christmas morning. It is difficult to say who was more excited them or you.
The joy of giving need not be only at Chrsitmas. Keep that feeling all year long. Plan ahead to give, set time aside to "shop" and then give freely and generously and experience that Chrsitmas feeling all year long.