It’s that time of year again! What a great time of year to have holidays such as these. They bring color, light and joy to a season that would otherwise be mostly characterized by grey gloominess and darkness. It is fulfilling to step away from oneself and meet the needs of another. Both to lend service and to give selflessly. It is not unlike stepping away from the daily grind to go hiking.


Giving to others and exploring a new trail both require stepping outside one’s comfort zone. As with the new trail, the idea of exploring it may seem risky or a waste of time. Perhaps it doesn’t show any potential, or that there is anything to be gained by hiking said trail. But you won’t know until you try it. In many cases, the reward is surprisingly satisfying. The same goes for giving. It may not seem beneficial or even logical, but once it is done there is no other good feeling that compares to it.

Remember this if there is an occasion where you do not feel that giving can be a good thing. Sometimes all it takes is stepping outside our boxes and humbling ourselves enough to willingly give up something for the sake of someone else.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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