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December 1, 2008

Giving Back

It might be tough to decide what to do about gift-giving this year, what with the economy and all.  It's tough to cut back when you're used to giving annually, but if reality says you must, then you must.  Good friends and acquaintances should understand. Maybe giving of your time would be the best and most reasonable gift this year, whether it's to family or friends you simply don't see often enough, or perhaps to a non-profit or service organization that could really use your help.

And the nice thing about the gift of time and caring, you- the giver- will certainly reap the rewards as much as the gift recipients.  And the price is right. It doesn't take much effort to make a few calls or check out local organizations on-line that can use your help this holiday season- or even after the holiday season ends.  And getting involved might take some of the sting out of the economic realities.  If we all give back to those we care about and to those we don't even know, it's got to be a good thing, doesn't it?

As this is the annual designated season for giving, for reflecting, for taking the time to care and thank and remember and embrace, now is certainly as good a time as any to figure out what it is you can do with your time, rather than just your wallet.  Give from the heart and from your head, and you will certainly feel all the better for it this holiday season, 2008.  Think about it...

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