Advent Daily: Practical Strategies for Empowered Parenting
December 6, 2016
Day Six: Charitable Giving
December 6th is known as St. Nicholas' Day by many faiths and cultures around the world. Nicholas lived in the 4th century. He was a devout Christian who used his inheritance to serve the sick and needy. It is his life that serves as the foundation for the tradition of Santa Claus secretly leaving gifts for children as they sleep on Christmas Eve. He is also a reminder of the gift of Charitable Giving.
Charitable giving is a gift that nurtures compassion, understanding, awareness, perspective, and acceptance. In fact, there may be no better way to foster these traits in our children than to expose them to situations to which they may not be accustomed. My recent post, The Gift of Charitable Giving, shares thoughts and ideas on how to bring the tradition of charitable giving to your family.
Working together for the sake of others creates connections, both with those for whom we work and with those with whom we work. Connections mean relationships. More opportunities for connections means stronger relationships. Relationships are key to a healthy family.
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