It’s that time of year again when I look back over the recently passed holiday season and remember that my parents and I engaged in our annual exchange of phone calls, asking each other what we wanted for Christmas.
The problem was we had to, again, work really hard to come up with something
We’ve rarely needed much and after a certain number of decades on earth, one has accumulated so much stuff that he or she has to look for places to store it all.
“I want” versus “I need” becomes more apparent as we age.
We’ve all heard that phrase from the Bible, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” Acts 20:35
This is true, but so often around the holidays, giving and receiving become a chore.
People think of abundance in terms of either money or stuff. But when we consider giving merely in the form of money or goods, we limit
There are many other examples of abundance. It occurred to me this year, many people have gifts and talents that they can share with others that don’t involve money or stuff.
They may have such incredible gifts and they may not even realize it.
All of us have something to offer the world which comes from our God-given talents, skills and disposition.
Do you have anything in abundance that others do not?
Some can offer the gift of time, mentoring, coaching, wisdom, insight or empathy.
Still, others can offer smiles, hugs and humor.
Someone simply knowing that they are invested in/believed in might very well be the best gift they receive all year.
Here is a challenge to consider for the future.
How can you share from your abundance with others this upcoming year?
All of us have gifts that do not have an expiration date.
Why share from your giftedness merely in late December, when you can share year ‘round?
Let you be the gift this year.