The Art of Giving

Its Christmas season.  Time to bring out your trees and wrap them up in lights. Time to bake gingerbread men. Time to sing carols. Time for presents. And time to give.

As you walk down the street today, give. It doesn’t have to be presents; a smile, a hug, some joy and cheer will do.For your family, give affection. For the disconsolate, give hope. For the lonely, give company. For the less fortunate, give your prayers. For the ailing, give your love. Go about doing random acts of kindness. For your yourself, give strength. For your heart, give time.

There is no fun in keeping things to yourself. If you like a joke, share it. With someone, with anyone. Give laughter. If someone does something good, give your applause! If you see a stray cat, put out a saucer of milk. Give cookies to the children on the streets. If you get a present, give it to someone in need. If you dislike someone, give the hate away.

Today is the day. Celebrate the joy of giving. Its a day to be selfless. A day to think about others before you think about yourself. Give away all that you have. Your troubles, your envy, your pride, your ego and above all, yourself. Your heart is the only thing you have. Give it to someone you love.

As you sleep tonight, you will feel a soft warmth spreading from your heart to the tips of your toes and fingers. A nice crisp wintry warmth. Its Santa’s way of telling you, ” I know when you’ve been naughty,and I know when you’ve been nice! ”

Merry Christmas!

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About Ria Gandhi

“I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.” ― Edward Gorey

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