The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping always has a tendency to make us all a little tense about the whole shopping experience. I, for one, place a lot of pressure on picking out the right gift for Mrs. Whisperer. And to make it all a bit more on edge, she has a birthday a few days before Santa comes visiting! Then there is the family grab bag. Now, I’m totally stressed.
While on my run this past Saturday, I started trying to think of Christmas gifts for friends and family. It dawned on me that maybe there’s a better way to celebrate such a joyous event. Why not do things like make a donation to my favorite charities, or offer to help out at some charitable event. And Mrs Whisperer had the same idea. So this year, in lieu of giving our grab bag gifts, we are making donations to charities. And it looks like the whole family is on board. Oh, we’ll still make sure there’s something under the tree. But the sense of giving, is so much more fulfilling than one could ever imagine. And all towards a good cause!
Have a wonderful, stress-free Christmas! And try to offer a little something towards a good cause!