Small gifts at this time of giving transform into something special that does not happen at any other holiday season. When everyone is giving and thinking of their love ones, themselves, and especially people in need whom they may not know personally, small gifts seamlessly collect together gaining force and purpose. We know because we see so many others giving that our small gift will not remain small and incidental. The collective effort to help others is wonderful. Far more than the snow and decorations, it is the beauty of the holiday season.
Every gift you give is good. There are no poor choices when helping others. And there seems to be an added pleasure in giving to causes you have supported in previous years. Everyone smiles when they see a loyal friend return again with a gift.
And as the season of giving comes to a close and a new year begins, consider adding new causes to your giving list. A new cause need not be costly to be a rewarding addition to your life. The paradox of giving is that the giver is the first to be rewarded and for whom the gift lasts the longest. Charles Marlin