We are entering that season of total misunderstanding.
We are entering a season that has been so commercialized that we have lost sight of the reason for the season.
Wal-Mart customers were shocked when pepper spray was used to move people out of the way when a woman wanted a specific item.
A fight breaks out in front of a national chain store because someone got into the line in front of people.
People got into a fist fight while inside another store.
Stores had to close their doors because there were too many people fighting, pushing and shoving to enter the store. Too many customers were inside the store making it unsafe for everyone.
The idea is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This idea is to celebrate the gifts of the world and one should be a gift to others. Yet we think that we should give gifts to everyone we know.
What about ‘being’ the gift? What would happen if you actually were courteous to others? What would happen if you purchased someones meal at a restaurant? What would happen if you bought someone’s gas?
Could you do it without them knowing? Would you be willing to be bold and pay a gift forward?
Try it and see what happens.