It also got me to thinking about a few things.
¨ In the next ten years, will the recipients of these gifts even remember them or their giver?
¨ In the midst of all the chaos, was there any joy in the purchase of the gift, or was it simply a name to check off of a list?
I love this time of the year for many reasons. At the top of this list is the time I get with my family. I also love to watch the faces of my children as they look at lights displays and look for the possibility of snow. I also like the opportunity it gives to do just that, give. In that spirit, I am reminded of a line from one of my favorite books, How the Grinch Stole Christmas: “He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!”
Beginning next week, the students of Clallam Bay have an opportunity to give. We will begin our Annual Food Drive on Monday, December 5. It will last until Friday, December 16. Our goal is to bring in as much as possible so that we can give to as many as possible. It is a great cause and I thank you in advance for your help.