Christmas Is A Spirit Of Giving That Should Last Us All Year
I know to many of us, especially in the US, it seems like this is the year that the "Grinch Stole Christmas."
People are poorer, losing their jobs, houses, inflation is rising, everything seems to cost more, there is a
stranglehold on credit, and generally people feel as if they have been robbed by a very, real Grinch.
While this all may be true, and maybe the new blood in the White House may seem to be like the Grinch
bringing back all the toys and presents to Whoville, we have to remember to give to our fellow man.
Each of us can look to our left and find someone less fortunate than us that needs our help, no matter
how small or how trivial it may seem. A smile, a gesture of good will, encouragement, understanding,
tolerance, forgiveness, food, shelter, clothing, love.
In these hard economic times, we must dig our heels in and be grateful. Be grateful for what we have.
Celebrate the good fortune that we have had throughout our lives. Gratitude brings joy, hope, love, and forgiveness.
Whether it's a friend, family member, stranger, or foe.... Forgive. Love. Share what you have to share.
Be joyous, smile, think happy thoughts, and bring hope at Christmas time and throughout the entire new year.
If I can do it (forgive President Bush), anybody can. I'm working on it. I know it's good for my soul.
Peace on Earth.
Good will toward men.
Or as I like to say.... "Peas on Earth, Gouda Wheel Towards Men."
Peace (In our hearts, and in our world, at Christmas)