Let’s teach our kids the importance of being givers this Holiday season. Our kids will become others-focused not self-focused.
With Christmas commercials galore, we can become absorbed with focusing on what we can get for ourselves during the Holidays instead of focusing on others. I have to admit, the lightning deals on Amazon can be quite addicting! Yes, it’s nice to send out Christmas cards and gifts to our kids’ teachers, babysitters or anyone else that takes care of our families throughout the year. However, I’m challenging all of us to go deeper this season and help people whom we may never meet.
My husband and I recently set a goal for our family to give sacrificially this Christmas. We wanted our kids to know that there are children who never decorate a Christmas tree, experience hot chocolate or unwrap beautiful gifts on Christmas morning. Kids need to see the importance of giving to those less fortunate. There are so many ways to give to others, which can be done through the giving of our time or giving financially. Kids become excited to be part of the action and see the transformation in other people’s lives when we help others.
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