There could not be a better book to read this month than the Secret to Living is Giving.

Here we are at Christmas time trying to decide who we should give a gift to as a sign of our love and appreciation. Unfortunately, it is at this time when the feeling of giving reaches its peak and yet we have 11 other months of the year that we should be thinking about giving.

Giving is better than receiving, Have you heard that before?  Of course you have, so why don’t you and all of us focus day in and day out on  what we can give to others. It does not have to be just a gift. What I am talking about as does the book, is give from your heart out of love and appreciation. Look for opportunities to give. It can be just a simple word or words of gratitude.  It can be a smile, a compliment, a hug or whatever. If it comes from your heart and is a jesture of giving to others in any way you can. that is what matters.


Would not our holiday season be better if all of us concerned ourselves with giving to others for no reason rather than giving to receive. Yet by giving you will receive automatically.

I believe at Christmas, many people do give for the right reasons. I am worried about the other 11 months of the year.


Come on take a stand. Get your eyes off yourself and focus on the betterment of others through the giving of yourself, your talents, your resources, financial or whatever. You have it to give so do it today and everyday!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Make it a year of giving because truly the Secret to Living is Giving!




Mike Senior