It's almost Christmas! Gift-giving is one of my favorite things about Christmas. It just feels good seeing people get together and bond during this holiday. I also like it when I hear Christmas carols. This is indeed my favorite holiday.
I was gift wrapping with my mom the other night for my brother's and stepfather's gifts. I was skimming through the finished gifts under the Christmas tree when I noticed there's only one name written at each Christmas tag, that is for whom the present was. I asked my mom why isn't there a name for the giver, and then she answered, "Why does it matter? What's important is we know who the gift is for so that we won't get confused." That's what really got me into thinking about the Art of Giving.
It is not about receiving credit for what you do; what's important is the thought of giving. Similarly, as a bible passage goes, don't let your left hand know what you're right hand is doing. When you do something for other people, never expect something in return. You won't always get credit on what you do; don't get disappointed if that happens. As the well-used quote during Christmas says, "It's the thought that counts." Never do anything for what you'll gain from it, do it because you're willing to and you want to do it.
“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”
Be better than who you were yesterday.
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