The holiday season is here. December 1st and decorations are truly welcomed. Lights, holiday movie marathons and Christmas trees abound. While smiles are often found, there are those who aren’t jumping for joy every second they get. They aren’t filled with gleam and wonder as they sip their hot cocoa to The Polar Express’, “here we only got one rule; never ever let it cool.” Those of a kindred heart and spirit know that this is one of the hardest times for many.
Impoverished communities. Those without. Where families, much to Scrooge’s epiphany, are living a Bob Cratchit life. Little Timmys are plentiful. Memories of those who no longer dwell on earth come to the surface.
If the holidays has taught us anything, it’s that one person can make a significant difference in someone else’s life. Whether it’s money, time, prayer. But what is the purpose of giving? Is it the lavish bows and gift wrap? Is it the sale after sale after sale?
It’s the act of giving itself. It’s the look on someone else’s face. The moment they light up and forget — if only for a moment. Give because of the impact. Create a special moment in someone else’s life without expecting anything in return.
Though, you will receive something. That joy will encompass and permeate your heart. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and it’s more than spectacular.