Unless you still believe in Santa Claus and it’s all about “What’s under the tree for ME?” Christmas is about giving. Not just to friends and family, but I hope to the world around us. I was inspired and my spirit raised by the “Secret Santa” movement that started this year. At our local Kmart, more than 15 Secret Santas donated more than $5,000 to pay off the layaways of less fortunate folks.
I was reminded that I am the one who benefits most when I give. It makes me feel good – whether it’s an anonymous gift (the best kind) or a public act. And it’s not just a holiday opportunity; it’s a question I think we should ask ourselves every day. What can I do for someone else today? How can I make a difference in the world? How can I say thank you for all my blessings? And what did I see on my way home from a Christmas Eve party last night? An inspiring sign hung on a teddy bear:
Santa says: Count Your Blessings. If you get to 15 you have everything!
So, I decided to count 15 blessings in my online world and give a link to each of them. Of course, a link from a post on this post might be nice, but a long established page with toolbar PR5 might be an even nicer way to say thanks so I have added Internet folks on a page dedicated to internet marketing.
I hope you will look around your online world today and figure out a way to give something back – whether it’s a link, a ReTweet or sharing some information. I do believe what goes around comes around. And I know that linking out is useful for SEO as well as Karma. You’re saying to Google and other search engines: this is my neighborhood and I am sticking/linking to it.
Merry Christmas: no matter what your faith, I wish for you an Attitude of Gratitude and Giving.