The Society of Secret Santas is an anonymous group of individuals throughout the world, performing random acts of kindness to those less fortunate. Using their own resources and without a tax deduction, these leaders share their wealth with those in need. They give from their hearts, remaining forever anonymous.
Secret Santas share the following characteristics and values:
Anonymity ... They do not draw attention to themselves and strive to protect their personal identity and those of other Secret Santas.
Leadership ... They lead by example.
Humility ... Through belief in the human spirit, they share their wealth in a humble, selfless way.
Compassion ... Through random acts of kindness, they tap into the human spirit and try to create in the recipient hope and a belief that they are worthy of unconditional love.
Humor ... They would rather lose every dime they ever made than lose their sense of humor.
Friendship ... They value their association with people of like mind and character; they are each a true Elf.
Did you know that there actually exists, officially, a Society of Secret Santas? I did not.
I'm pretty sure I've heard the term 'secret Santa' nearly all of my life, but did not - until just this morning - know of this organization.
It was founded in 1979 by one Larry Stewart, who kept his identity hidden until he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2006.
There appears to be an ever increasing number of organizations wanting to affiliate themselves with this group. This is just one among the many.
The idea of such a philanthropic organization embodies the true spirit of Christmas, does it not?