I hope you all find some time to lay 2010 to rest, ready for the birth of 2011. I look forward to hearing your plans and resolutions for January over the next couple of weeks.
I thought I would introduce a suggestion because this is the season for giving. Instead of spending money on cards and postage, especially with the delivery services under pressure with the bad weather, we can send eCards.
"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love." - Stendhal
I especially love the microfinance projects. For just a few dollars you can help people who want to support their families and communities.
"Time and money spent in helping men to do more for
themselves is far better than mere giving." - Henry Ford
It's worth thinking about what will happen to the toys after they've been played with once. They just take up space, which is always limited. Teaching children from a young age that material possessions don't bring happiness, but sharing what you have does. Your time and love will always be more valuable than any gift.
"No one has ever become poor by giving." - Anne Frank