Here is a nice story.
Once upon a time, I worked for a very nice man. He was very involved in different kinds of charities, and the company he founded showed it.
One time, he took the whole company out for a field trip. We went to Barnes & Noble. He gave us all gift certificates, and told us to pick a name from the giving tree and find some books that we loved as children, and to donate them to the giving tree organization. This sparked a very nice discussion among the employees about what books inspired them, what they loved, how the book changed them. Then came the part where we could share the books with some unknown children. So very cool! Then said boss took us all to lunch. This was the best company Holiday party ever.
We also did a charity drive, where you were supposed to buy and bring in your favorite toy from childhood to donate to Brown or Blue Santa. Another really great event.
This man is very humble, and always gets embarrassed when I bring up things like this. But, the thing is, he embodies love and caring for his fellow humans. And I honor him for it. It IS a big deal. And, you know who you are.
So, for your next Holiday party, especially in this down economy, how about thinking of sharing a little? We all have abundance, we really do, and if everyone can give a little it can mean a lot.