by Matt Sampson on 12/18/17
This is the season for giving, and I don't necessarily mean you need to come buy stuff from us to give to people, though I wouldn't turn you away. This is the season of giving more of yourself to others around you. We tend to forget that.
Give yourself more to your family, and spend an that extra time with them, set a tradition that encourages more quality memories than unwrapping a present from under the tree. If you have a tradition like that already, make it more than a check in a box. Slow down a little.
Give more to your friends, have a get together, go wheelin' in your Jeep or truck and have fun. Bring your families together.
Give more to your religion. This is a season based in many religions, give thanks to the God you call on, (I am a Christian, so I go to Christ and praise Him, but for those who are not, take that time for your spiritual well being as well) For you atheists out there, well, think on the universe and how big it is and how amazing it is just to be here by that unfathomable luck. Not a down talk there, either way we are all just lucky to be here.
Give more to strangers. This is the one thing that will absolutely help the world. Give aid to a complete stranger (be safe about it though) Do it on a personal level. That is what charities cannot do as well as the individual can. Be nice to each other. It's real easy to let the hustle and bustle of life to bitter us to each other. We are all in this together, it is not a race to the end, it is a walk toward a better place. There is nothing at that place that you didn't bring with you. If you want it to be beautiful you have to be beautiful to other people. If you are ugly to other people that place will be equally ugly.
Finally give to yourself. Take time to for yourself. Those things listed are not hard things, and if you allow it to happen you will not only gifted something invaluable to others, but to yourself. You will laugh more, even in sad times. You will feel wealthy, though you may not have a cent. It can cure the incurable if you let it.
And that my friends is the power of giving and the miracle of the season to me.
Happy Holidays from Line-X of Indy and Hangout at Flames team
and our families to yours.