I like giving gifts. I prefer giving to getting. It makes me happy to give to those I love. My dh never have been able to give gifts that cost much but we still enjoy giving to our friends and family. We have found a way to share with others even when we were broke, even when we were ill, even when we didnât celebrate Christmas. The gifts we have given have never cost much money, they never will. But we enjoy taking time to find or make something special for those we care about. I am not talking going into debt, not paying bills or needing to spend lots of money to be happy giving, I just enjoy finding something little and special for those we care about. It isnât that I feel you have to give a gift to show you love someone or that you are thankful they are in your life or appreciate what they do, but giving either a present, or some of your time or a note or offer of help is part of letting others know that you care about them and appreciate them. Ok, if you are still reading you are probably about to throw your coke through the screen and are yelling, and âYOUR POINT?????â My point or maybe my question is, âAre we just odd?â As I read here and other places, talk to people, or listen to things, I am hearing/reading that so many seem to view giving as a chore, a real hardship, even something people begrudge or avoid at all cost. I donât give because it is required, I give because it feeds my soul to give to others. Maybe that is selfish of me, but giving is part of loving. I canât complain about giving, I need to share. Until recently I thought this was a universal need, the need to give, sadly, I am beginning to think I am in the minority. Maybe I am just rambling here. What do you think? Does anyone else out there feel the same way?