Three days before Christmas and ten days until the new year…’tis the season to count your blessings. Who was a blessing to you this year? If you want to give someone a precious gift, tell them what they meant to you in the past 12 months.
I don’t know about you but my Christmas list sometimes seems a bit too long. While most people love giving and receiving gifts, occasionally you receive a gift that might not be your size or color or something that you would use. The gift of thanks, however, is always the right size and always appreciated.
You could start by making a simple list. The following categories might be a good start:
- People who gave me the gift of time this year
- People who served as a work or life coach
- People who always cause me to laugh or smile
- People who were there when I needed a friend – to listen or advise
- People who make me want to be a better person
After you make your list – write a note to each on how they impacted your life this past year. It might seem like a small thing but those are the notes that people save and read again and again. Its the gift that is always the right size and means more than anything you could buy.
I believe we are all here for a special purpose. Your special purpose right now might be to be a blessing to someone else who really needs it. After all, they were there for you, when you needed it. What better time to give thanks and be a blessing to someone…’tis the season!
Denise Brookie is a nonprofit professional with over 20 years experience in establishing strong community based programs. With expertise in community engagement, development, team building, project management, volunteer management and staff training, she can help you evaluate your needs and develop a plan to take you to the next level.
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