Tis the season to be buying and buying and buying for family and friends surrounding us all. Over time we consume hundreds if not thousands of gifts we cherish, use, and dispose of eventually. Over this same time our obsession with consuming becomes apparent and finding something special is hard to come by if not tiring.
Have you ever wondered if your gift ever got used? These are natural questions; â€œDid I give something useful, did they watch those DVDâ€™s, did they eat those cookies, did they wear that sweater, did they use that tool set, is my gift buried in their closet or hidden in their garage somewhere?
Iâ€™ll admit I have several gifts buried in no mans land, so to level up a gift to be consumed, buy a gift â€œto give!â€ A gift to make change, to give hope, create jobs, save lives, to change behavior, and a story to follow.
â€œIn the next few weeks, weâ€™ll all be spending $100 BILLION on gifts. Unfortunately, some of that money will be wasted on things like unwanted fruit cakes and slippers. . .
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Scroll through their list of wonderful gifts ideas here.(thanks Robert)