As the month of December is winding down and as the year of 2013 is coming to an end; both December & 2013 have been filled with mixed emotions!
The joyful parties, abundant celebrations, cheerful Christmas concerts & plays have filled the December atmosphere in Northeast Wisconsin with the giving spirit! Unfortunately, there are some who do not have the means to participate in that giving spirit; whether financially, physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually their cup’s are just not overflowing this December of 2013.
I know for a fact, that many people in this special giving time of the year, whether it be thru finances, volunteering their God given talents and services, or just giving of themselves to whatever age spectrum of their choice, they truly bring & share that giving spirit of December to all! It always marvels me how this month can certainly bring out the best of any individual, whether young or old, rich or poor; the month of December is like the energizer Bunny; it just keeps giving & giving!
The month of December is truly a remarkable month and whatever faith embarks in your heart, mind, and spirit, the month of December is probably the most blessed, joyous, giving, and family orientated month of the year! My wife Deb, and myself really enjoy this time of the year and look forward to each and every Christmas holiday season. Deb, having been raised on a dairy farm and the oldest of 11 children; God knows she had to sacrifice for her siblings as she has always been non-stop in the giving department! A trait that I have admired in her over the years; she is like a bottle of vintage wine that just keeps getting better & better as time goes by!!