Christmas and new year is a time of joy and celebration. It’s arguably our most favourite time of the year. Bringing out the ornaments and lights, decorating the tree… I just love it! Traditions new and old bond families and just the words ‘Christmas’ or ‘New Year’ bring a smile to our lips. My favourite part is getting gifts for others and opening mine! I bet most of you agree with me.
But there is another side to Christmas. It speaks of snow falling in your home, extreme cold, the feeling of being alone and maybe just hoping and praying things would be different. Yes, I’m talking about the less fortunate. Have you ever thought about what a nightmare Christmas and new year must be for a homeless person? There’s snow everywhere and if you stay somewhere where it doesn’t snow, it’s still cold! How must they feel looking at us happily buying presents and enjoying the holidays?
When I say all this I don’t mean to dampen your spirits, all I’m trying to say is please think of them – the less fortunate. One kind gesture on your part may just brighten someone’s day. I don’t expect anyone to spend a lot, it’s the thought that counts.
I’ll give you a really small example even though it’s not exactly about Christmas, every time I come out of McDonald’s there are street kids outside begging for food. I buy them one of whatever they want. It doesn’t hurt my pocket and they’re happy! However considering it’s cold out side,how about giving a homeless person something to keep them warm?
I once read somewhere, “kindness, like a boomerang always comes back.”