I just got back from a morning of helping on the Waterloo Jaycees "Gift of Giving" project. Kiwanis was well represented with seven members and a spouse plus nine from the Circle "K". The Gift of Giving project is an opportunity for children to go to Blain's Farm and Fleet to purchase gifts for people in their families. Adults are there to help guide their purchases and ensure that they total less than an identified amount.
What an opportunity to be able to watch not only the child assigned to me but the 50/60 other children experiencing the joy of giving to others. I doubt if Blain's has ever been more alive than it was this morning.
Once again being a member of the Kiwanis Rough Risers has given me/us the chance to help others and to experience the gift of giving.
At this time of celebration please take time to enjoy the season and experience it's true meaning.
Have your best Christmas ever!