Each of my family members has allotted an amount of money in our pockets, not for shopping but for giving, only.
On Christmas day we are going to share how we spent a dollar here or a few there to brighten someone’s day.
Here is a just a few: My daughter bought a cookie topped with ice cream for an older woman. She didn’t tell her, she just paid for it before she came up to order. She was so surprised and happy!
My son took homemade chocolate covered strawberries to an elderly home and passed them around. They loved them! He loved it too.
Everyone at my grocery store was impatient to check out and when the checker asked if anyone would spend $10 for a full bag of groceries to donate to the town food bank, each answered “NO.” When my turn finally came, I said no too, then remembered my gift pocket. “Oh, wait, yes, I will!” Her face lit up. But then the people behind me began to buy one too….
The gift pocket is contagious…