Considering the Greatest Giver of all time (God, our Creator who loved the world so much that He GAVE His ONLY begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him wouldn't perish), I offer this recent gleaning from this month's issue of Mary Englebreit's Home Companion. She has (amongst other things) a really neat thought provoking page called "portfolio - heartbeats: the joy of giving". She quotes several famous people's thoughts on giving. Here are a few I really liked:
No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank, diarist, 1929-1945
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill, Bristish statesman, 1874-1965
You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that. -Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, 1770-1827
"Everyone loves to get presents, and I'm no exception, but the best gifts we can offer each other -love, acceptance, understanding- don't come from the store. They come straight from the heart." -Mary Englebreit
This Christmas-give your heart.