This is the time of year when we start getting gifts from customers. On Friday, a longtime customer gave me an envelope with $25.00 cash in it. Knowing this fella has a big family and lives modestly I tried to convince him there was no need to. He insisted,stuffed the envelope in my pocket and closed the door. A poster some time ago had a thread under "Best gifts received from customer at Xmas" or something like that. Someone posted something that stuck with me even today..quote "Cash gifts usually come from resi delivery or people with small businesses and not from big companies" end quote. So true! With today's spiraling economy, I decided to make this gift go far. My local food store has a promotion that for ten dollars you can fill an oversized grocery bag with non-perishable food. They variety they choose to fill is really impressive so I threw in $5.00 and bought three bags (also using store discount card). As luck would have it, our Police department is in the middle of a food drive. And, when you think about it who would know better than your local police who deal with family's in need. When I arrived with my booty, the officer receiving the goods says "You must be blessed to give so generously this time of year", you will in turn feed 3 to 4 families with these. I cannot tell you what a great feeling that was. We are blessed with the income we make which is the top scale in the industry we choose to work in. This is where my cash gifts are going this year and hope you all would do the same.