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. Peace!