Wow, the outcome was something we did not see coming. Many of our youth took their monies and set out to purchase gifts not for themselves, but for cottage mates, houseparents, family members, and special staff.
One young lady spent all she had on others, but that was not enough for her. She then took time to write each person receiving one of her gifts a hand written note of appreciation for being in her life. Though she did not have a whole lot to spend on the gifts purchased, she expended a million dollars’ worth of gratitude and genuine love. Best of all was seeing her precious joy in giving. Not only did she lift up herself, she lifted us all up because she exemplified Christ-like love.
Take Away: It is always better to give than to receive.