It's Better to Give than to Receive

A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about Christmas. She was struggling with personal issues and didn’t have money to get her son a gift. I mentioned to her that I would gladly buy something for her son and she was happy. I asked what her son was interested in and she mentioned to me Toy Story. The next day, I went to the mall and found a Disney store. I started looking for a gift. I didn’t know where to start looking so I asked for help, one of the employees pointed out a Woody doll to me. I knew Woody was the most popular of the Toy Story bunch so I decided to buy him. The Woody doll was a life size doll and it came with his hat and nine different catch phrases.

After getting the gift, I tried to make plans with my friend to meet up and give it to her. It was kind of difficult because we were both always busy. Every day I tried to do my best to get it to her but it always seemed to fail. I held onto the toy for about two week s until just yesterday, when I met up and gave her the gift. She was very happy and grateful that I had gotten the gift for her son. It felt good to have finally been able to give the gift to her.

Christmas is a time of giving and this just happened to be my moment. It always feels better to give to others then to receive a gift. To see the look on the faces of the people you give to is priceless. When you give to others you are showing them that you care and that you are thinking of them. Christmas is the time where it’s not about you but about others around you.

With my brothers recently (L-R) Jesus, Cesar & Mannie

With my brothers recently (L-R) Jesus, Cesar & Mannie

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

 Charles Dickens

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'

 Acts 20:35