Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving. (B. C. Forbes, founder of Forbes magazine)

This is the season of the year when we do think of others more than any other time. We read with pleasure the annual updates from our friends around the world. We have been thinking about family and friends and have likely given something extra for our less fortunate neighbors. We share God’s love with all we can, and we are blessed because of it.

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25).