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It IS better to give than receive! These stories show that giving really does bring out the best in people.

Christmas with Melissa

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

I hopped off the bus and ran all the way home. It was officially Christmas vacation. Opening the door, a wave of warm air and smells of pine, oranges, and cinnamon enveloped me. I smiled, removing my coat... (more)

Gifts for Jace

The giving of love is an education in itself.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

I’ll never forget the day that one of my students shyly raised his hand and said that he had never received a gift. My shocked fifth-graders were discussing a reading story about a boy who was not going to be getting anything for his birthday because money... (more)

Tools for Life

A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.

~John Andrew Holmes

It was December when my father had to live the moment every dad dreads — times two. I,... (more)

  
Never Too Poor to Give

No one has ever become poor by giving.
~Anne Frank

“Don’t you have any toys you want to share?” I asked my son during our church’s Christmas toy drive. “What about all those things in your closet you haven’t used in years?”

“I don... (more)

Jake’s Story

The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.

~Terri Guillemets

I entered my office on the afternoon of December 20th and turned on the “mood lighting.” The Christmas lights that bordered the ceiling gave the room a soft glow. Since I was practically living in my cubicle, I’d gone ahead and made it cozy. As the... (more)

He Listened

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Christmas was three weeks away and my husband was fishing for ideas for my present. I smiled because he is always so thoughtful when it comes to buying Christmas gifts and I have never been disappointed by his choices.

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