Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you;
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to make you glad.
– John Greenleaf Whittier
Christmas is a great reminder of the universal truth – it is better to give than to receive.
It’s a curious thing that life works this way, but it appears to be true.
Christmas isn’t a season to get, get, get and consume everything you can get your hands on.
It’s a time to give – gifts, to be sure – but importantly love, peace and joy.
Make it a great day.