The Ultimate Holiday Gift


Last Sunday I spent the day, all day at a Christmas tree lot. No, I was not having trouble deciding between flocked and no-flocked, and no, my wife did not forget me while she went shopping at the mall. I was volunteering my time to raise money for my son’s High School marching band.

The kids helped people choose, purchase and load trees. It was a beautiful day and everyone was in a festive holiday mood. I of course did my best to supervise the kids loading trees on the top of cars, and most of the trees made it home in one piece, except for this one family, the Griswolds, who demanded to load it themselves. In the end it was a great way to help support the music program, and isn’t that what Christmas is all about – giving, with no expectation of receiving anything in return.

There are many gifts you with give this year, and many I’m sure receive, but why not give the give of your time? Time is something we can never buy, and yet it is the ultimate gift of yourself, minus blood or the odd organ donation.

This year why not give the gift of your time to your favorite charity, your friends or your family this holiday season. It is the one gift that will always fit, never be returned and will be treasured forever. You will feel good and you will be amazed how much time is truly worth…priceless.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!