And a Very Merry Christmas
By the time you read this it will be less than two weeks before Christmas. First of all, I'd like to take the time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wish that all your dreams comes true.
But at this special time of year, a lot of folks are faced with putting on a smile when there is none. That can be caused by losing a job so near to Christmas, not being able to go home for Christmas, or missing someone you lost at Christmas.
I was just thinking of how badly I wanted to contribute to my favorite charities this time of year. Mine are: Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude's Hospital, and Shriner's Hospital. However, there are others that need cheering up as well.
Everything doesn't have to center around money. Sometimes just visiting an old friend you haven't seen for ages, or some shut-in that never has company, can put a smile on someone's face.
It's the time of the year that we think a lot about others and their needs.
Giving of our time can be very worthwhile. Taking an angel from and Angel Tree can light up someone's holiday more than you know. Helping out at church. My grandson even works in a Soup Kitchen to help feed the hungry. There are so many ways we can help. Buy a meal for a homeless person. Just talking to someone who needs cheering up, is enlightening. Making home-made gifts if you can't afford to buy them something.
I hope we can all think of ways to help someone, make someone happy this season.
I've never been very politically correct, so I'm going to say Merry Christmas to all, but no matter how you say it, I wish everyone a wonderful holiday.
Courting Abby is the second book in the Travers Brothers Series. It is centered around Christmas. In it you'll find a lot of old fashioned customs that are shared. I hope you enjoy it.
When you make someone happy, you make yourself happy, so try it, it'll be a holiday you won't forget.
Love an blessings