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The art of giving

The art of giving

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston S. Churchill

We’ve been hearing ‘Jingle Bells’ on repeat in the supermarket since November, when stores started counting down the shopping days ‘till Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of discounts, shopping lists and flashing lights, and to forget that this should be a time for family and friends, and for celebrating those that we love.

We often give a gift more for ourselves than for the giver. Taking the time to choose that perfect item, waiting to see that look on their faces when you get it right. It’s about the act of sharing, of making somebody happy. We tend to forget that in the rush to get the latest toy, or the last minute voucher. Why not give of ourselves, and why not teach our children to do the same?

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