Some things you take for granted.
Like coming home to a warm, welcoming space.
Some place that brings light to the dark, calm to the chaotic.
A space filled with the things that you need.
A place where people you love gather.
Where they have what they need.
A place where you and yours feel safe.
A refuge from the threats and distractions that fill out days.
Tonight when I pull into my driveway with the night lighting set to guide my way.
As I step into our brightly lit, welcoming foyer and see the smiles of my loved ones greeting me.
As I shrug off my coat and I am enveloped in the warmth of my home both automated and human generated.
I will remember how blessed I am and how many others do not have this basic need met.
As the holiday season is in full swing and most of us have begun our Christmas shopping for our family and friends, consider thinking of someone in need in your community who might be struggling this winter.
I don’t know about you, but I often feel overwhelmed at this time of the year searching for the perfect gifts.
Often due to social convention, not out of real necessity.
Instead of purchasing that extra gift for a family member that really doesn’t need it,
I challenge you to give the gift of giving instead.
The holiday season is supposed to be more about giving, than receiving but somewhere along the way that notion has gotten lost or forgotten.
For several years now, our offices sponsor a family in our local community for the holidays.
There are so many families throughout the Okanagan that could use a little extra help at this time of year.
These families are not asking for items of indulgence, but rather simple necessities like a socks, pj’s or a book.
Something that is so simple to most of us, will mean the world to these families.
Keep these families in mind as you spend time with your family and friends this Christmas,
Perhaps inspire some of your loved ones to give the gift of giving.
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