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    Christmas Is A Time Of Giving

    Ginger and I hosted our annual Christmas party on Saturday. All of our kids, their kids, and their kids were there for the exception of one spouse. Our small home is getting a little tight, but Ginger insist on having the entire family celebrate Christmas at home, as long as everyone wants to come. After all, this is where it all began.

    We’re like other families, some of us don’t see each other as often as we would like, but when we all assemble it’s a great time.

    I’ve always heard: that most grandparents would rather give their loved one’s money while they’re still living, so they can see the joy in their eyes and hearts. I’ve been doing this for some time now, but everyone knows that we can’t continue this practice forever. Ginger and I are delighted to give to our family as long as we can. There’s a lot of truth in the enjoyment of watching your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren enjoy Christmas together and for the right reasons.

    Lets just say, “There was a lot of hugging and laughter that filled our home.”
    Dale Evans said it this way, “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
    We also celebrated our annual Christmas party for all employees associated with Arens Corp. This too, was a great turn out and fun filled afternoon. I’m saying all this to show and teach you the true meaning of Christmas.
    Every year we give our employees a chance of winning an additional prize besides their Christmas bonus. One of the prizes reads something like this: Congratulations! You’ve just won $25 to give to your favorite charity and another $25 for yourself.
    One of our newest employees won this prize. When I went to her to give her the $25 cash, she asked, “Can I give the charity the entire $50?” I was instantly blessed. “Yes you can,” I affirmed with a smile.
    This readers, is the true meaning of Christmas. Giving is always more rewarding than receiving.
    This week’s bottom line: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
    ― Winston S. Churchill
    The bible says it this way, “One man gives freely, and yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

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