You hear people say it all the time…”It is better to give, than to receive.”   It truly is.  It’s fun to receive, but it’s such a blessing to give! 

In fact, a gift I’ll never forget was a gift from my husband last year.   On Christmas morning, after all the presents had been unwrapped and we were saying one more round of ‘thank yous’, he said he had one more gift for the family.  It was an envelope.  Inside was a handwritten letter stating his appreciation of the blessings God had given us, reminding us how fortunate we were, and how important it is share our blessings with others.  Along with the letter was a check that would go into a special account to be used to help others as needed throughout the year.  He gave us the gift of giving, and it’s the best gift I’ve ever received!

Not only have we been able to give to others, we’ve also been able to pass on to our children the gift of giving by involving them in the things we do – and always remembering that it’s good to help others as we can, but…

The greatest gift any of us can share is the love of Christ, and that doesn’t require special funds.  That’s a gift all of us can give from our hearts.    

Merry CHRISTmas!