Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Some things I can give..



















Christmas is not about going into debt to buy something for another.

It's about giving a simple gift that doesn’t cost much.

A gentle gesture bound with the joy it can bring.

A smile or an upbeat "Hello!"

Being genuinely happy to make time to be around those we love.

Saying a prayer for the troops.

Stopping to hand your pocket of change to someone needy in the street.

It's planning on having a dollar when you see the red kettle,

instead of hurrying into the opposite door.

It's forgetting Facebook. 

And writing an actual card to a loved one far away.

Even mailing a letter to a loved one in the same house.

Or reaching out to someone that you haven’t spoken to in years.

Volunteering to help the neighbor rake their yard for a couple of hours on a Saturday.

Maybe helping out at the local shelter. 

Visiting the nearest nursing home and joining them for lunch one afternoon.

Just imagine how much better the people you spend this hour with will sleep that night.

It's about making amends.

It's doing something in the spirit of giving.

You don't need to go into debt to give.

Make it a generous día!