Christmas is the time of the year when we think about others.
With Christmas comes the special traditions and feelings that we all experience that are synonymous with the Festive Season... the giving of gifts, the parties, the decorations everywhere we look, time with friends, The joy of sharing a bountiful meal with those we love and care about, the giving and receiving of gifts. What a wonderful time of the year!!
However there is another side to this festivity and the happy times and days that go with it.
I know we don't want to think about sad and negative things at this time of the year. goodness knows... that image does not fit in the picture.
But, there are many who do not even know about the joys of Christmas. Many feel that those who are so in need are simply getting back what they deserve. why should I help? They should get off their butt and do something to help themselves.
Interestingly I have a poll at the top of this blog that asks if we should help needy children. To date 82 or 98% say yes. The other 1 said who cares but I think we get the idea of how people think. The thing that is always confusing though is that knowing and doing never seem to end up on the same spot.
Perhaps this year???
After all there are still 39 days.
I live in hope.