2 YEPs worth
From our December 2008 issue - it all still applies.
This is the time of year that we think about giving... unless, of course, you are still a kid and then its all about receiving. But we outgrow that once we come to understand that giving is so much more important.
Times are tough nowadays. People are worried about their jobs, their retirement, and sometimes just the very basics of life. So maybe waltzing over to the fancy mall and buying fancy gifts isn't in the cards this year. But when you come to think of it, its giving of yourself that matters far more than anything.
After my mom passed away, I found in her meagre belongings cards I had written her when I must have been about six years old. Of all the junk we had given her over the years, these simple keepsakes where what mattered.
We are all fortunate enough to be part of our Eliters family too. When the chips are down there is always someone here who will boost your morale; always someone who will listen; always someone who will listen. And much as we bicker like a bunch of spoiled brats at times, we also laugh together and share so much of ourselves.
So what can you give to your Eliter friends and family? Time, friendship, hosting a tourney or two maybe, joining a newcomer in a team tourney, welcoming new players and appreciating each other for all the hard work, time and dedication it takes to be truly Elite.
Wishing you and your families a very happy and safe festive season