I always resolve to be well-prepared for Christmas, so instead of tension about gifts and decorations and cooking I can enjoy this special time with my family. But I still find myself winding up tighter and tighter about all the things left to do. (Embarrassingly, that’s after considerable scaling back! I won’t be sitting up on Christmas Eve putting the finishing touch on knitted gifts, the way I did when my kids were small.) But here’s a way to change perspective by giving some personal to someone elsewhere in the world: your expertise. Make a gift to the future by signing up for Global Mentoring, a project of Lucy Hooberman’s that I first heard about through the TED conference mailing list.