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Want to have the happiest Christmas that you or your children could have and that will be remembered for the rest of your life? Well, it is very easy to do and all it involves is not thinking of yourself and spent your Christmas money this year on someone else and not on yourself or your kids. Until you do something like this, you cannot imagine the joy that it will bring and it teach your children, if you have any, to do this when they grow up.

So, sit down and decide what each of you, in your family, intends to spend this year for Christmas and make a vow to spend it on someone else. After doing this, you will wonder why you haven’t done this before. Then, go to your church or some other organization that knows the names of the needy in your area. Take your money that you have budgeted and head for the stores. The feeling will be awesome as you shop for age appropriate gifts. With each gift, you will think of how happy you are going to make those individuals who will be receiving these gifts.

You know, most of us can not even think of what WE need or want for Christmas, if we are asked. Most of us have most everything a person can have and we don’t need a darn thing. As a result, doing what I suggest won’t hurt you a darn bit. It will only just make you a happier person. It will make you feel so darn good that you can’t wait till next year to do it again.

I never will forget the first time that my wife and I did this. We, and the rest of our Jaycee group bought a larger amount of groceries during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays and sacked them up. Then we contacted and asked people we knew that were really in need of such things to come by a well-known area in the town where we lived to come by and pick up the surprise that we had waiting for them. When they came by ,with their children, many were single parent families who really needed the food that we had set aside for them. Many of them actually cried as they picked up the food that they so badly needed. I thought to myself, “Why haven’t I done this before?” What we have done has made such an important impact on all these people.

I swore that I was going to do this every year but of course like many good things we should do, we haven’t done that like we should have. But you know, if you do it just one time, you have helped a lot of people and it will give you tremendous joy. And if you will do it more than once, or make it a common practice during the holy season, you will be just that much of a better person for it.

So, this year, just once do what I am recommending and see what joy it will give to you and your family. Make someone else very happy. You will be very happy that you did.

Have a very happy and merry Christmas this year…especially to each one of you reading my article and my other articles this past year. I appreciate it and hope that some of these articles give you some joy that you didn’t already have. May God bless you for all the good things that you do for others.

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