Friday, December 20, 2013

The Ultimate Last Minute Gift – Period

Well, there you are again. You swore last year was the last time that you were going to let Christmas get ahead of you, remember? As you stood in line days before Christmas (or even Xmas eve) you promised yourself that this would be the last time and you meant it. But somehow you find yourself in the same situation again this year, right?

Don’t feel bad, I can promise you’re not alone. In fact, I can guarantee it. There’s just so much to do for the holidays. Cleaning, preparing for guests, cooking, shopping, the list goes on and on and it’s very easy to find yourself in a bind. There are thousands, probably millions of “midnight Santa’s” all across the land trying to cram in all of that last minute shopping, especially the last weekend before the big day.

What would you think if I said that I have the absolute best gift you could ever give for Christmas and you won’t even have to wait in line at Wal-Mart this weekend? What about a gift that anyone would be proud to receive and best of all, it helps those that are less fortunate than we are? And what if you could “custom tailor” that gift for everyone on your “late list”?

If that sounds good to you then here’s my thought. Why not donate to a charity in their name? Aunt Minnie has always loved cats so a donation to the Humane Society in her name would be a great idea, right? Uncle Charlie has always loved art so how about a donation on his behalf to the local museum? The possibilities are endless: The Red Cross, Salvation Army, local food shelters for the homeless, even local volunteer fire departments.

They say that “the best things come in small packages” but I disagree. The best gift is when we give of ourselves. The true meaning of Christmas is the spirit of giving and giving on someone else’s behalf just might be the greatest gift of all.

As we close out the last work week before the holidays I wish to offer everyone the safest and happiest of holidays and please, give just a little of yourself to those less fortunate than you are.

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