Each day we wake up in an imperfect world, and as imperfect individuals our actions will generate imperfect results. Still, being proactive and giving of one's self is the ultimate way to make a difference. It is the ultimate gift.
There are so many things in life we cannot control. We cannot control the weather. We cannot control others, but we are born with free will. We are responsible for the decisions we make. Doing nothing is also a decision. Inaction is also a result of free will.
Giving of one's self is not about wrapping paper, gift cards or the best prices. Acknowledge the gifts in your life, and not those under the tree.
Today is Christmas. It is a day of hope. It is a day of forgiveness. It is a day of peace.
All is calm. Nothing soothes like peace.
Make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Become an instrument of peace, and give in order to really receive.