This month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is often referred to as the season of giving. Most years we can be found running from store to store, scouring online sales and racking our brains for the perfect gifts for family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. We put thought (and, sometimes, stress) into buying or making something that will show them how much they mean to us.

But this season – especially this year – is about more than electronics for the kids, jewelry for the spouse, or even a fruitcake for the neighbor. We’ve been reminded in recent weeks that there’s another kind of giving. One that doesn’t require you to know or even meet the recipient. All you need is an open and generous heart and a spirit of giving.

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