Last night, spent the evening with a family that has gone through a difficult transition in life, was fortunate enough to be able to purchase presents for the kids and for the parents. Have been doing this sort of thing for over ten years, there is nothing more fun for me to than to shop for other people, especially kids. This time it was simple, came over after dinner and brought a bag full of presents, the kids faces were so lit up, it was awesome. Of course, I told them that Santa heard they were especially good this year and asked me to bring by the presents a few days early, especially since the weather was looking a bit stormy and white. In past years, have actually dressed up as Santa Claus, delivering gifts and when I managed a coffee shop, we even had pictures with Santa, with all the profits going toward a needy family. Let's face it, this year the economy is a mess, not to make an excuse either but people are going through difficult times. Look for those opportunities to make someones Christmas special, do you really need the 50 inch plasma tv? Lol. Oh yes, also delivered a complete CHristmas dinner, ham, baked goods, etc. Hope all of you have a Merry Christmas.