I wrote a short entry on Friday about the season we are in and how it is considered the giving time of year. This concept is something that has occupied my thoughts for a while now. I recently spoke at a retreat where I touched on living a life of generosity. According to Saint Francis of Assisi, it is in giving that we receive. Not to mention the countless verses we can find in the Bible to support such a lifestyle. But, instead of monopolizing too much of your time, I thought I would break it up into several entries. I hope you’ll stay tuned… The boys and I were listening to KLOVE this morning on the way home from church when we heard Don’t Save It All For Christmas by Avalon. That’s it! They put my thoughts down into a beautiful song. Here are some of the lyrics: So don’t save it all for Christmas day Find a way to give a little love every day Don’t save it all for Christmas day Find a way ‘Cause holidays have come and gone But love lives on, If you give on I know the holidays bring sadness for many, but they also bring joy for plenty. It seems that we decide to share a lot more of ourselves in numerous ways than any other time of the year. Take our words, for example. Don’t we say nicer things to people at Christmas? Don’t we tell people I love you more at Christmas? Don’t we? Why not March 18th? Or June 27th? Or better yet, why not everyday? We can be generous with so much more than money, although that is something I’ll write about later. Let’s learn to be generous with our words. Encouraging ones, that is 🙂 I’d love to hear ways you incorporate this into your everyday life. Ideas? Suggestions? Advice?