As we approach the holidays, I have had several thoughts about the gifts we give and receive. Doing some quick research, the idea of giving gifts to family and friends probably began in Europe. Gifts were given as a show of gratitude during the year-end celebrations.
It is a bit fuzzy when the feeding frenzy of gifts became the focus of Christmas and other religious holidays. I would like to see us move back to the original meaning of gifts as a show of gratitude and community.
I have three charities that I believe make a difference:
Good thoughts to you and your family!