“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
- Sir Winston Churchill
His quote defined his view of life. For over 70 years he served, led and fought for his country. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender or compromise, and his carefully chosen words delivered in speeches and radio broadcasts gave people hope, inspiration and courage, priceless gifts during difficult times.
Let us also be inspired by Churchill’s words. This Christmas as we consider what to give, let us be reminded that the gift of words, written, spoken, or broadcast: words of appreciation, admiration, affection, respect, gratitude, forgiveness and love can fill an empty heart and ignite the human spirit.
Many of us find ourselves stressed when we consider what to “get” for those we care about, when all that really matters is that we “give” something of ourselves.
We’ve worked hard all year to make a living. Let’s raise a glass to life.
Wishing you and yours all the best in 2013.