It's really hard for me to believe that we've reached October already. Last week, we gathered together all of the volunteers that keep our creative arts afloat at GT and spent some time appreciating them. The theme of the evening? Christmas. I spend Wednesday evening putting together a little Christmas scene and I can't tell you how many people walked by me and commented on how it was "too soon" to think about it! But when you work for a pretty large church, you start planning Christmas during summer, so it's never really too early.
While I'm mostly excited that fall weather is starting to arrive and nowhere near ready to start thinking about Christmas lists myself, Thursdays meeting did make me think about gift giving. We've had a lot to celebrate in my family lately...both my brother and I got married in the span of a month, AJ and his sister both graduated from college, my cousin and his wife are going to be having their first baby in November. It's a season of celebration and it's been really fun to find thoughtful gifts for each person to celebrate their unique accomplishment or milestone.
I've always loved giving gifts. I was the kind of kid who would give my parents their Christmas gifts early because I just couldn't stand the anticipation of giving them whatever I had found or made for them. And now, as an adult, I love trying to select the perfect gift for each person I love or sending gifts "just for so" as a surprise and a way to make someone's day a bit brighter. I think the simple act of gift giving is a great way to show someone that they're on your mind and let's be honest: who doesn't like receiving a surprise gift?
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