It’s The Season For Giving
“It’s the season to be jolly.”
For the Philippines, it may be the perfect time to forget what capitalism has taught us Christmas should be and go back to the heart of Christmas: CHRIST.
We don’t mean to remind you what string of tragedies befell us, but the sobering chain of events:
Seem to conspire to make us lose taste for Christmas, if not make us think, at the very least.
However, with Christmas Eve but a week and a day from now, one shouldn’t let the essence of Christmas, giving, be choked by these saddening, sobering disasters that befell our country. Here are a few suggestions on how you can still get into the spirit of Christmas without the guilt:
Reserve the giving for the less fortunate. You can send a note to all of your friends and inform them that your Christmas 2013 budget will all go to charity and for giving to the the less fortunate. If you don’t have time to spare to actually visit the depressed areas of the metro, you can donate to the different charities that are working towards restoration in the different tragedy-struck areas in the country.
Pick five. Five of your bestest buds, that is. Just pick five people to give gifts to, this Christmas. Don’t forget your mom and dad, as it’s always a nice touch to make your parents happy.
Continue the lifestyle of giving. Honestly, there is no better time to start than now. If you weren’t into giving before the back-to-back calamities around the Philippines, then now is the time to sober up and set aside a budget to make giving a lifestyle. It not only makes you feel good, more importantly, it becomes someone else’s lifeline. Then, ultimately, the things you give, the things you sow, will be blessed back to you, because that’s just the way it is. You get what you give, pressed down, shaken together and running over:
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” — Luke 6:38
Eight days till Christmas Eve, Pinay Media Planner. Give. Then smile. It’s the season for giving. 🙂
Photo Credits: Mi9