What was the most cherished gift you received this year? What were the most thoughtful gifts you gave?
For it is in giving that we receive. ~Saint Francis of Assisi
This year I gave to the Humane Society (through automatic monthly donations) , The Gentle Barn and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Although I gave money to these organizations, I feel I am the bigger recipient every time I get word of the animals who were saved or the progress that has been made towards making life more tolerable for abused animals.
Squaw Valley Dec 25, 2011
The most memorable gift this year has been the gift of family. My mom, sister, brother-in-law, new step-daughter and her girlfriend, along with a few other family members and friends came to North Lake Tahoe to join us for Christmas and our wedding. Being able to spend time with these amazing people in such a beautiful setting reminds me just how wonderful life is.