Thursday, December 24, 2009

Give the Gift of Giving

With the spirit of Christmas upon us, I am reminded it is better to give than to receive. As you make your holiday shopping list (and check it twice), I encourage you to be mindful of those in need and consider the gift of giving.

Giving doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can cost little or nothing at all. Give your knowledge to a child who needs a mentor. Give surplus clothing to those who are cold. Give food to help feed the hungry.

Give time to a homebound neighbor who needs help with overdue errands. Give prayers to those in uniform who stand watch so we may enjoy peace. Give thanks to our farmers and ranchers who provide safe and affordable food.

The list is long enough to last all year, so this Christmas give the gift of giving. The smiles and thanks you receive in return will be the greatest gifts of all.

Merry Christmas.

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