There are so many special things about the end of the year – the music, food, time with your family – but for me this time of year is also an important wake up call.
Growing up, my mom stressed the importance of not only being grateful for what we have, but being generous to everyone around us. It’s one of the reasons I’m holiday-crazy! I love thinking about what someone likes and picking out the the perfect gift that has their name written all over it.
One of my favorite family holiday traditions is our annual 100% tip night. Me, my mom and my sister pick out a restaurant and we go out to eat right before Christmas. No matter how good or bad our service is, we tip our server 100%.
Yes, you read that right. Little did we know, over the years our mom was secretly teaching us one of life’s most important lessons.
It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. Be good to people for no reason, with no motive. Be good to people just because it’s the right thing to do.
1. Big Brothers Big Sisters
2. High Point University
3. Watkins Mill High School
4. Headbands of Hope
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