Often in our travels I come across a memento that reminds me of someone and I buy it, thinking I will give it to that person for Christmas. But when I get home, I cannot help but give it away. It’s like money burning a hole in my pocket. So when Christmas rolls around, I have nothing to give. But maybe it’s better to preserve the spirit of generosity throughout the year rather than only at Christmas. That reminds me of a store in Anchorage that has a sale every year in July called, Christmas in July. They play Christmas carols over the P.A. system and everybody walks out humming. Proceeds from the sale go to needy people and organizations in the community. What a great way to extend the spirit of generosity to more than just one short season!