3. Do Unto Others
The message comes through loud and clear around the holidays: Help the needy. Look after those less fortunate. Many of us do, volunteering to serve holiday meals at a soup kitchen, or donating money to worthy causes. But why stop on New Year’s Day? Stay involved in volunteer work year-round! And donate monthly, as generously as you can, to charities that touch your heart. Each time you finish work at your volunteer “job” ... each time you mail a check to sponsor a needy orphan in a far-off land ... you'll have your own reward: The holiday spirit, burning bright once again, warming your heart, lighting the darkest corners of our common world.