It's the holiday season once again. Family, coworkers, and people you barely know expect you to participate in annual gift exchanges. Let me share something...a secret...Target Corporation, Best Buy, Sony, Apple...none of these companies need our $$$. Do any of us really need another coffee table book, a DVD or pair of gloves? This year's let's focus on organizations whose function it is to make the world a better, more aware, and civil place. How about volunteering at your local nursing home, food shelf, or church? Donate to a homeless shelter, national park, crisis nursery, or animal humane society. GIFTS LIKE THESE make a difference in our communities. They also capture the true beauty of season.