Thoughts for the Holidays
Andy Williams sings Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Christmas can be as long as you don't get caught up in all the hoopla. It more often is the most stressful time of the year. If it wasn't for my grand kids and my sons girlfriends kids I would rather it not come at all. The real reason for Christmas is for Christs birth. I also know that the economy would suffer greatly without it. Being on disability makes it hard to get anyone a gift and I know I am not alone. The dreamy Christmas scenes depicted on the television just don't happen. Many of us are lucky to be able to have a nice Christmas dinner let alone have presents below a grand tree. More thought should be given to helping others and giving of your time. At the grocery store I always purchase a $5 or $10 bag of groceries that will be donated to the needy. We always give generously to the Salvation Army buckets. We taught our children to give and help out especially this time of year and I only hope others do the same, but it is hard for me to believe this when I see young children with I phones and others demanding they receive another hand held game. Maybe I am jaundiced about the way the world has gotten or maybe I am just getting old (which I am). It just seems that many of us are raising a generation of I want I deserve children. In closing I only hope no one shows up at my door with a sack of food thinking I am needy. When I had a boyscout troop when my boys were younger we collected can good to give out. I had two boys in the troop who went out with us and always came back with a lot of food. They were mortified when I showed up at there house with a box of food. They both started to cry and didn't know they were poor.