We have been encouraging the kids to think about what they would like to give to others at Christmas and to go beyond simply spending money or giving away toys they no longer want. The results have been very encouraging. I was most pleasantly surprised when Alyssa apparently decided that something she could give me would be to pack my lunch for me. Of course that does no good on Christmas day so she set to work Sunday evening and packed up the leftovers that I had been planning to take to work yesterday then she wrote me a note saying:
I hope you like your lunch. I packed it.
She left the note on top of the lunch in the fridge for me to find. It was a fabulous gift from a child with an amazing heart.