In case you missed yesterday's post, I am doing a week full of giving this week! Each day, I'm focusing on a way to give back. It is so important to pass this on to our children. And to keep this spirit in mind through the holiday. It's so easy to get wrapped up in finding the perfect present. Hosting the perfect party. Making the perfect cookies. And having a perfectly decorated house. How often do we forget to give a little bit to others?
We eat out more than I'd like to admit during the holidays. Things are busy. I'm stopping after work to pick up gifts here and there. I don't feel like doing dishes, etc. So, we eat out.
Every year, we pick a deserving waitress or waiter and leave a big tip. We are typically 18-20% tippers anyways (unless our service is terrible), but for our "big tip," we like to give extra. Sometimes it's $20, sometimes it's $40. It just depends on what we have.
It's always a game for us. In December, every server we have is being "evaluated" for us to decide if this is the right person. I always pray that God leads us to who needs it the most. Usually it's the person that talks about their little kids at home or you can tell just needs a little extra.
Even before Matt and I were married, when we were poor college students, we did this every year. It's is so rewarding!
So, here's your challenge! Go out and do this! If you do, leave me a comment telling me! I just may have my own little way to give back to you :)