Christmas is supposed to be a happy season, but it is a sad and disappointing time for many people. One reason for that is that while we think of this as a time to give, we are more often focused on what we will receive.
That was true for me for many years. In fact, my first memory of Christmas is a sad one. Although I was just a small child, maybe three or four years old, I recall being sad and disappointed when I realized that all the presents had been opened. My parents were done giving, but I wasn’t done receiving. I wanted more.
When I was a bit older, my parents realized that my sister and I were both more interested in receiving than giving, so they devised an ingenious solution.
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