The 12 Days of Important Gift Giving
1-On the first
day of Christmas, give up a grudge you have been carrying against
another person. Make an effort to reconcile. Contact any family
member you haven't contacted in the last year by e-mail, a card
or a call.
2-On the second
day of Christmas, make someone's life brighter. Greet a neighbor,
give an elderly person a hand with bags, say "thank you"
where it's not expected.
3-On the third
day of Christmas, help a neighbor with a task without expecting
anything in return.
4-On the fourth
day of Christmas, take the entire day off from nagging your kids,
spouse or friend. Also ask them to take a day off from nagging.
5-On the fifth
day of Christmas, give a gift of well wishes. Let someone go ahead
of you in line or cut in front of you in traffic. Wave and greet
them with a smile.
6-On the sixth
day of Christmas, put money into a Salvation Army Basket.
7-On the seventh
day of Christmas, give something to nature rather than take away.
Feed the birds. Pick up trash. Make a commitment to recycle paper
8-On the eighth
day of Christmas, fill a grocery basket with simple foods, some
light bulbs, soap, pasta, coffee or tea and deliver it with a
"From Santa" note to any of the many organizations collecting
for those less fortunate than you.
9-On the ninth
day of Christmas, write a note to someone you always admired but
never told and send it. Don't wait till it is too late.
tenth day of Christmas, smile at everyone you meet and wish them
a "Merry Christmas".
eleventh day of Christmas, help serve dinner at a community gathering.
There are a number of places in the area that would appreciate
twelfth day of Christmas, say a prayer for peace on earth and
in thanksgiving for all that you have.