Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas - Day 17

It’s Better to Give than to Receive

We have already talked about gifts, but this time I’d like to suggest something a bit different.  During these difficult economic times, many people are finding it very stressful and can hardly imagine how they will even have enough money to provide a good Christmas dinner.  We can help! 
You can either do this as a family, or you could ask some friends to join with you on this endeavor.  Set aside an afternoon or an evening and go shopping for Christmas dinner items.  You might also like to spend some time making fudge, baking cookies or making some other special things that you enjoy  
When you have everything together, place the items in a basket or bag (maybe adding a nice red bow!), put it in your car and wait until dark.   Drive to the family’s home but be careful not to be seen!  When no one is around, let the children take the basket/bag quietly up to the door, place it on the porch, ring the doorbell and….RUN!  Hide behind a tree or run to the car and drive off.  The family will find your gift….but not know where it came from.  What a blessing!  This has the added benefit of teaching your children about giving without expecting anything in return.  The people you have blessed can’t even thank you because they don’t know whom the gift is from.  It is better to give than to receive!  Enjoy.


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