I believe giving is the foundation of every relationship. How we give ourselves to our children, to our husbands, co-workers, neighbors, church family, and friends, and family sets the tone of the relationship. Children need our time and energy. Husbands need our time and energy. Friends and family desire our time and energy. Time and energy seem to be what we have little of, but it's required the most. Sure, it's easy to purchase a gift, but material things fade. The time and energy we pour into those we love is what will last a lifetime. Christmas is not the only season of giving - Everyday is an opportunity to give. Don't forget, while you're giving to others, pour something into yourself!