In Dickens famous book, A Christmas Carol, fictional character Jacob Marley makes the following statement:

“I wear the chain I forged in life! I made it link by link and yard by yard! I gartered it on of my own free will and by my own free will, I wore it!”

Ever feel like you are a stuck in the chains of greed?

Admittedly, there are times when we all find ourselves bogged down in our desires. But when our chains are forged by our own bad decisions, greed, and selfishness, we have no one to blame but the one in the mirror.

Christmas is a good time to go counter-cultural and look for an opportunity to be a giver. Generosity is the best way I know of to break the chains.

Scrooge learned the lesson the hard way. I hope you don’t have to.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What are some ways leaders can be generous?

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Coach Brown

8 years ago

“gartered it on by my own free will” – God offers us free will so we can experience the joy of right choices, but that same free will comes with the risk; we can also stumble into making wrong choices too.
May we give generously of our time, talent and treasures that we have been blessed with, and enjoy the fruit of doing so sacrificially and selflessly. Surprise someone with a blessing this Christmas season who looks up to you. Set an example for giving from the heart. Thanks Randy…be the Scrooge of Christmas morning making up for times past.


8 years ago

Great word Coach. Thanks!

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