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12/04/2011 / Kaitlin Zhang

Give Away a Little Love at Christmas

Christmas is not about shopping. It's about love.

It’s not to early to give some things away this Christmas.  Not just on Christmas Day, but during the season.  We could call these gifts “our Christmas projects.”..Maybe you could give a couple away each day.  Here are a few suggestions:

*Mend a quarrel.
*Seek out a forgotten friend.
*Dismiss suspicion.
*Write a long overdue love note.
*Hug someone tightly and whisper, “I love you so.”
*Forgive an enemy.
*Be gentle and patient with an angry person.
*Express appreciation.
*Gladden the heart of a child.
*Find the time to keep a promise.
*Make or bake something for someone else.  Anonymously.
*Release a grudge.
*Listen.
*Speak kindly to a stranger.
*Enter into another’s sorrow.
*Smile.  Laugh a little.  Laugh a little more.
*Take a walk with a friend.
*Kneel down and pat a dog.
*Read a poem or two to your mate or friend.
*Lessen your demands on others.
*Play some beautiful music during the evening meal.
*Apologize if you were wrong.
*Turn off the television and talk.
*Treat someone to an ice-cream cone (yogurt would be fine).
*Do the dishes for the family.
*Pray for somone who helped you when you hurt.
*Fix breakfast on Saturday morning.
*Give a soft answer even though you feel strongly.
*Encourage an older person.
*Point out one thing you appreciate most about someone you work with or live near.
*Offer to baby-sit for a weary mother.
*Give your teacher a break –  be especially cooperative.

Let’s make Christmas one long, extended gift of ourselves to others.  Unselfishly.  Without announcement.  Or obligation.  Or reservation.  Or hypocrisy.

~Chuck Swindoll from his book “The Finishing Touch

This post is taken from the Praise 106.5 Christian Radio Station website.

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  1. Douglas Park / Dec 5 2011 12:30 am

    meaningful! very meaningful!

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