The Holiday Season always comes down to one thing for me.  Giving.  I mean isn’t that what life is all about?  And especially as we move this week towards celebrating Thanksgiving and then Christmas?  Even times of being Thankful, I often think about all the ways others have given and invested in me. 

At the root of a life of giving for me is also the root of love.  Because to give is to love and to love is to give.  I really believe that. 

I try to love hard.  I realize I fail miserably at it many times.  In the end through true love never gives up. (thanks Doc).  And better yet, it does not GIVE UP… it PUTS UP.  1 Corinthians 13:7 – Love never gives up….., or per the message, (Love) puts up with anything.  There is a lot of Grace that comes when you stick around and continue to love when you don’t feel like you can anymore.  Because LASTING LOVE never gives up looking and acting with Grace. 

That is what has been going through my head these past 24 hrs.  As I think of all the people who have shown acts of Love to me and our family and as Dave and I try to live in Grace and keep loving even when it’s hard.  Love will win out.  It always does.  Today I am thankful for the act of Love, the act of Giving.