We've all heard the old adage, "It's better to give than to receive". We readily teach our children this point, yet sometimes as adults we fail to comprehend this truth for ourselves. Well, sacrificial giving is what Christmas is all about... God gave us His Son on that very first Christmas so many years ago. Christmas is, by its very nature, a time for giving with a joyful heart.
In these days that are leading up to the biggest holiday of the year, many people feel moved to share their blessings with others. There are so many ways that we can impact this world around us with our kindness and generosity! The Wall Street Journal just published an article entitled Service Dogs Pick Up Scent of Diabetes Danger this December about the impact Diabetic Alert Dogs (D.A.D.'s for short) are having on the children that they serve. These dogs are being used in amazing ways that are changing the way children with Diabetes are able to live. We have raised Diabetic Alert Dogs puppies in the past and believe strongly in supporting organizations that promote these life-saving dogs to families who are in need.
You may find it in your heart to support an organization that will help supply a special child with a D.A.D. this Christmas, or possibly you will choose a charity of your choice to help those who are in desperate need. We are fortunate enough to be living in a time of bounty in the greatest country the world has ever known. I hope that this Christmas will find many people contributing out of their plenty to change the world's needy. Then they will know that...
...it is truly far better to give rather than to receive!