I'm done with my Christmas shopping. In fact, I'm considering wrapping some gifts today, just because I feel like it! Heavy on my heart this year, however, has been the thought that somehow I want to give more - not to friends and family who already have everything they need, but to those who do not have even basic life necessities.
The kids and I poured over the World Vision Christmas catalog yesterday. They liked the idea of giving a goat or some chickens as a Christmas present. This morning we went to Target to shop for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. The kids loved picking out toys and clothes for "a little boy" and "a little girl" who may not have those things. I was amazed that Isaac and Abby never asked for anything for themselves - they seemed to really enter in to the idea of giving.
And just now I viewed this video and I hope that the giving has only begun. Watch it.