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You see, I was raised by a single mom, hard working woman who had to deal with an athletic oldest son, nerdy middle child (that would be me) and a nonchalant baby girl with the occasional naughty streak.
One Christmas morning, we awoke to find the tree didn't have any of the "surprise" gifts that always showed up Christmas morning. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. I wondered who the heck would come by at such an early time. Seriously, it was like 5 or 6 in the morning :-)
When my mom opened the door, a family stood there loaded with gifts, a bike and they beamed...surrounded by a halo of joy. We didn't know them. They didn't know us. But we were connected by their desire to do something for another family. None of us kiddos knew it, but mom had taken our letters to Santa and sought out help because she knew she couldn't do it on her own for once. We were in awe. The giving family grinned, filled with excitement and giddiness. It was like they were high on giving. That stuck with me. I was probably 9 or 10 at the time, but I learned that day how the joy of giving is a GIFT itself...probably why giving is something special for me to this day
As part of the 12 Days of Christmas, I'd like to give a book to one lucky winner, a kindle edition of The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
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So, I'm curious, what does giving mean for you?