Merry Christmas Everyone!
Today is Christmas Eve! Many people are checking their gift lists to see if they have gotten a present for everyone. Many parents are asking,” Did we get all the presents the children asked for that we could afford?”
Want to have a more meaningful Christmas? Why not ask yourself what could I do with one hour to help or to bless someone or a family that has less than we do? Do you have some toys that are in nice condition, could you bless a less fortunate family with those toys to put under their tree? Could you take cookies to an elderly neighbor or maybe just stop over and spend a few minutes listening to them? Are you having a big meal at your house and is there someone you could invite that has nowhere to go? Do you have an extra roast in the freezer and know someone who has need of some food? If you have children, please take them with you or involve them in whatever you decide to do.
If you are bold enough to accept my challenge to spend one hour of your Christmas Eve blessing others that are less fortunate than you, you will have a much better Christmas. You may realize how blessed you are. You may feel more content. Paul said in Acts 20:35′”I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of our Lord Jesus, that He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.””
You may ask, Donna, what does doing for others have to do with saving money or ‘making do’? Answer: for just a little bit of money that you spent on the cookies you gave away or the gas to drive to a neighbor’s house or whatever you gave away, you may feel better about yourself, better about the world we live in, and the benefactor of your benevolence feels better too. You get all that good feeling from the little bit of money you spent in helping someone who has less than you.