Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!
Aren’t the holidays great? School’s out and gifts are in! But hold up. Sure we all can use a little break from school work, but is this season really all about the presents? No matter what religion or tradition you embrace, I believe this season is a great time to give back to your family, friends and community. So I challenge each of you to change your holiday story from an emphasis on “getting” to a time of “giving”. And there’s no better gift you can give than the gift of your time.
  • Spend one evening playing board games with the whole family
  • Play with your younger brother or sister
  • Do someone else’s chore for them
  • Bake cookies for your neighbors or the local fire station
  • Visit residents at a retirement home
  • Collect and deliver food to a community soup kitchen
  • Pick up trash at a local park
    So whether the lights at your house are on a Menorah, a Christmas tree or a Kinara, this holiday can be even brighter and more meaningful when you choose to give back to others.