I love this time of year when everyone is thinking about others…especially what they can give to others…
But sometimes I think we make giving too hard. Or over think it too much. Or believe it has to be a grand gesture…or cost a lot…or be extravagant…or only be given to those in desperate need or to close friends or family…
And it just doesn’t have to be that way.
It can be as easy as just making two.
If you are making a batch of cookies…double it. Then take the extras to a neighbor.
If you are making some salsa…double the recipe. Then take the second jar to share with your co-workers at lunch time.
If you are making your daughter a hair bow…make two. Then let her give one to a friend.
And the list could go on and on…if you are already making one, why not make two? Who wouldn’t love a warm loaf of bread, a crocheted dish cloth, or homemade pillowcase? If you have the extra supplies and are already doing the work why not brighten someone else’s day while you are at it?
The world could use some more kindness.
And it doesn’t have to be just at this time of year…this is something we can do at anytime…for anyone…without a terrible amount of effort.
So one of these days, if you remember, just make two. Someone will thank you for it.