Author asks to remain anonymous
Christmas has always been a great time of year for our family. We’ve enjoyed establishing our own traditions. We go as a family to a Christmas tree farm, struggle to agree on the perfect tree and cut it ourselves. We get to spend extra time together because of the kids out of school and I get time off work. By and large we have been blessed financially to not have the usual worries about the expenses that come with this time of year.
Amongst these blessings, some of the most fulfilling memories have been some acts of kindness we have been able to show others. Usually these have been inspired my wife’s sensitivity and awareness of those around us. We have known some families that were struggling financially and were able to anonymously provide some money to help them purchase gifts for their kids. We paid for some lessons for a talented child because we knew the parents didn’t have money for extra curricular activities. We have hosted some individuals that were going through lonely times.
I struggle to share these things because they may seem to come across as boasting. I share anonymously because of that. I do however think it is worthwhile sharing these things, because I have been blessed and am thankful for the opportunity to be able to bless others.
“…not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God
prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:9-10 NIV