The angel is done. Our project is winding down. A family has been found. The only thing remaining to make is the tree skirt. I am excited. This journey has taken an entire year. We have all had a lot of fun making the various ornaments that are to be given away.
As we have worked on the project through the year, we have also talked about the importance of giving and how in giving, we each receive so much more. There are a great many health benefits to giving. For example, it helps lower your blood pressure and improve your mental well being. It is also good for your community's morale. When we give to each other, we strengthen the bonds between each other.
When we receive from others, we also benefit. Often the burden lifted from our shoulders allows us to relax a little and be emotionally uplifted.
This holiday and throughout the year, please be both a generous giver and a gracious receiver. The benefits of both are worth every moment spent.